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31 resources with the keyterm edgar allen poe

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Perfecting My Pal's Poe Paragraph

For Teachers 9th - 12th
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...
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"Tell Tale Heart" Passage

For Students 8th - 9th
Edgar Allen Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart" is full of imagery and excitement for the reader. Review this passage with your class to discuss perspective, tone, and word choice. Then writers are asked to create their own piece: a one-page...
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Atmosphere & Symbolism in "The Raven" : Edgar Allen Poe, Poetry, Creative Writing

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explore word choice and its effects on symbolism and atmosphere in the poem "The Raven" by Edgar Allen Poe.
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Poe Readers' Theater

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Explore creative interpretations of literature! Groups work cooperatively to create a dramatic presentation of one of Edgar Allan Poe's poems or short stories. Using the actual text, they incorporate figurative language, dialogue,...
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The Cask of Amontillado Journal

For Students 6th - 9th
Nemo me impune lacessit! Is revenge a dish best served cold or with a trowel and masonry? After reading The Cask of Amontillado, class members are asked to respond to a series of journal prompts about Poe’s story and their own...
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Mystery and Macabre, He Wrote: Lesson 12 of 15 In Unit Plan

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Rather than pouring over volumes of forgotten lore, keep your class from napping with a instructional activity based on Edgar Allan Poe’s The Raven. After discussing their favorite lines from the poem and completing a vocabulary...
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Edgar Allen Poe And The Art Of Composition

For Teachers 9th - 12th
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...
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"Cask of Amontillado" by E.A. Poe Practice Test

For Students 9th
Assign this practice test to your ninth graders reading "Cask of Amontillado," by Edgar Allen Poe. They examine the characters, the plot line, the mood, and different themes in the text during this 32-question quiz. 
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Journey Through a Midnight Dreary: Fun Trivia Quiz on "The Raven"

For Students 9th - 11th
This Fun Trivia Quiz tests readers' understanding of Poe's "The Raven", including allusions. Because these online quizzes can be made by anyone, you will want to scrutinize the questions and answers prior to assigning this to your class.
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Literature Through Silent Movies

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students participate in an engaging, alternative assessment activity: making a silent film of an Edgar Allen Poe story. This project offers them an additional way to demonstrate their mastery of the topic. 
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Edgar Allen Poe: More Than the Master of Horror

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Celebrate Poe's birthday with works that don't feature incorporeal hearts or evil houses.
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Mystery and Macabre, He Write: Lesson 11 of 15

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers analyze "The Raven" by Edgar Allen Poe.  In this "The Raven" lesson, students go to a website and complete a reading activity for "The Raven."  Middle schoolers define and discuss alliteration, internal rhyme, assonance,...
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Annabel Lee Questions

For Students 8th - Higher Ed
In this reading comprehension worksheet, students respond to 5 short answer and essay questions based on the poem "Annabel Lee."
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Edgar Allen Poe

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Learners read the story The Tell Tale Heart by Edgar Allen Poe and identify plot, characters, setting, and perspective. In this comprehension lesson plan, students also identify the mood and emotions in the story.
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The Tell Tale Heart

For Teachers 8th
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...
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Tales of Edgar Allen Poe

For Teachers 9th - 12th
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...
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Poe's Poetry and Prosody

For Teachers 8th - 9th
Polish reading fluency by using excerpts of Poe's "The Raven." The teacher will guide the class in oral practice and give opportunities for individual practice. Great for Halloween or any time of the year!
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Interpreting Edgar Allen Poe's "The Raven"

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Pupils write a modern version of Edgar Allen Poe's, The Raven. In this creative writing lesson, students revise a stanza of the poem into 'modern' language.  Pupils then discuss their revisions in class.
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Building Vocabulary Quadrant Charts

For Teachers 4th - 5th
This clever language arts lesson invites pupils to read verses of poetry, then construct vocabulary quadrants on index cards. The cards are divided up into 4 sections: Word, Meaning, Opposite, Example. They choose a difficult word from...
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Comparison and Contrast - Two Short Stories

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students investigate writing techniques by analyzing 2 stories written by Edgar Allen Poe.  In this language arts lesson plan, students choose two Edgar Allen Poe short stories to read and take notes on the setting, theme, characters and...
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Elements of a Short Story

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students read a short story and then map out the elements of a short story using "Inspiration" software. They read 'Tell-Tale Heart' by Edgar Allen Poe.
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Symbolism Bookmarks

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers create a bookmark about symbolism. In this literature-based lesson plan, students study the meaning of the word symbolism. Middle schoolers read and analyze the symbolism found in "The Raven" by Edgar Allen Poe. Then...
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Disease Lesson Plan

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students research the bubonic plague including disease facts, the time frame of outbreaks and the impact it had on society. They examine the work of Edgar Allen Poe and write an essay explaining why the plague was a subject of interest...
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Diagramming Annabelle Lee

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders examine the parts of the Edgar Allan Poe poem, "Annabelle Lee." After listening to the poem, 8th graders utilize a study guide imbedded in this plan to help them diagram the poem. A great lesson on poetry!