Edgar Allan Poe's Journey Through Life and Literature

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How was Edgar Allan Poe able to create "intriguing, memorable, and lasting literature"? To answer this question, learners analyze the syntax, diction, and characterizations in Poe's poems and short stories and compare the impact of these works to films and paintings.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use the resource as the basis of a unit study of Gothic literature
  • Rather the use of the lecture format, provide groups with sections of the lecture notes and have them prepare a presentation of the information
Classroom Considerations

  • The second unit in an English language arts course
  • Requires additional preparation time to acquire the required materials, including the trailer to Hitchcock's Psycho, and to set up the gallery walk
  • Class members must have access to a recording of The Fall of the House of Usher, and copies of "The Cask of Amontillado," "The Raven," and "Annabel Lee"
Pros

  • The 155-page packet includes an introduction and overview of the goals for the unit, tips for teachers, a unit calendar, daily plans, lecture notes, and templates for the poems and worksheets
Cons

  • The unit is very teacher centered; however, the wealth of materials in the packet make the resource a great addition to your curriculum library