Edgar Allan Poe’s Mystery Valentine

Riddle me this! As part of a Valentine's celebration, class members are challenged to find the key to solve the riddle in Edgar Allan Poe's Valentine poem.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Have kids create their own riddle poem using Poe's key or one of their own
Classroom Considerations

  • Some class members may need additional scaffolding to be successful with the activity; therefore, consider modeling with a poem you craft
Pros

  • The answer is provided; therefore, kids must employ close reading skills to find the key
Cons

  • Some class members will need additional scaffolding to successfully complete the activity