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POEtry-A Close Look at Edgar Allen Poe
Students examine the life and works of Edgar Allen Poe. They are to analyze how his life influenced his writing. They create a website of the information they have found. They share their information with the class.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 42 Downloads
Edgar Allen Poe And The Art Of Composition
High schoolers evaluate several works by Edgar Allen Poe based on the criteria in his essay, "The Philosophy of Composotion" Their analysis is documented using a graphic organizer. Learners begin the pre-writing process for their own short story following the criteria outlined in Poe's essay.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 53 Downloads
The Tell Tale Heart
Eighth graders explore storytelling by listening to a reading of a classic poem. In this language arts lesson, 8th graders listen to an audio recording of Edgar Allen Poe's The Tell-Tale Heart. Students examine the life of Poe by reading a biography and later completing a worksheet about his poem.
8th Visual & Performing Arts 10 Views 112 Downloads
Appreciating Edgar Allen Poe's Poetry
Edgar Allen Poe, one of the great American poets, is responsible for rhythmic and moody verses. Study "To Helen" with your high schoolers, discuss the themes of love and beauty, and analyze the poem and its use of allusions.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 76 Downloads
Decoding Edgar Allan Poe
Eleventh graders analyze several works by Edgar Allen Poe. They identify literary techniques used in several of his poems and complete a graphic organizer with their observations. Students read "The Fall of the House of Usher" and other works, view video adaptations, keep a response journal, conduct Internet research and write essays.
11th Language Arts 4 Views 71 Downloads
Perfecting My Pal's Poe Paragraph
After analyzing the compelling first paragraph of Edgar Allen Poe's short story "The Masque of the Red Death," high schoolers draft original opening paragraphs using techniques identified Poe's writing. The relationship between suspense and foreshadowing, setting, imagery, and conflict is highlighted in vocabulary study in this concise plan.
9th - 12th Language Arts 6 Views 39 Downloads
Spotlight On Foreshadowing & Flashback: The Tell-Tale Heart - A Retelling of the Story by Edgar Allan Poe
In this worksheet based on The Tell Tale Heart by Edgar Allen Poe, students read the story then complete several activities. Students examine foreshadowing and flashbacks and construct their own stories using the two techniques.
6th - 12th Language Arts 14 Views 140 Downloads
Students create a bookmark about symbolism. In this literature-based lesson plan, students study the meaning of the word symbolism. Students read and analyze the symbolism found in "The Raven" by Edgar Allen Poe. Then they choose a symbol to represent a piece of literature and feature this on a bookmark created electronically using Twist.
6th - 8th Language Arts 13 Views 103 Downloads
What Do You See on Your Mind's Screen?
Students draw based on images they see in their mind's eye. They read and listen to a poem by Edgar Allen Poe and create the images they see when listening to the poem. They display and discuss the artwork created, mainly the unique imagery.
9th - Higher Ed Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 13 Downloads
A Fascination with Mystery and Horror: Edgar Allen Poe and Mary Shelley
Students develop literary interpretive skills by reading works by Edgar Allen Poe and Mary Shelley. Students become familiar with characteristics of horror or mystery literary work, and write essays explaining their understanding and/or interpretations of stories or poems.
10th - Higher Ed Language Arts 3 Views 10 Downloads
Tales of Edgar Allen Poe
Analyze the writing of Edgar Allen Poe by reading and then writing in a similar style. Budding authors learn about the life of Poe and read one or more of his famous works online. Partner groups create an original piece of writing using some of the same emotions and images used by Poe.
9th - 12th Language Arts 9 Views 118 Downloads