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The Life And Works Of Edgar Allan Poe
Eighth graders evaluate a sampling of literary selections by Edgar Allan Poe and assess the influence of Poe's life on his works. They define characteristics of various genre such as short story, poem, and novel and identify examples for each.
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The Tell-Tale Heart
One of the most famous short stories, Edgar Allan Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart," is the focus of this resource. Learners read the story, respond to several text-based questions, and brainstorm ideas about a question relating to the text as...
7th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Sixth Grade Poetry
Study some of the most prominent poets and works of poetry in history with a language arts poetry unit. From Virgil to Shakespeare to Dickinson to Angelou, the resources present biographies and examples of poetic elements to the sixth...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Post-Reading Questions: "Cask of Amontillado" by Edgar Allan Poe
If your class has finish reading Edgar Allan Poe's "Cask of Amontillado" here's a great post-reading activity. Whether used as a reading assessment, as the basis of group discussion, or for whole class response, the fact-based,...
7th - 9th English Language Arts
Edgar Allan Poe Short Story WebQuest
Introduce your class to Edgar Allan Poe with a series of mostly self-guided tasks and assignments. Class members follow the list of tasks, starting by watching a video with background information and ending with a compare-and-contrast...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
"The Tell-Tale Heart"- It's a Matter of Point of View
How does the point of view of Poe's protagonist in "The Tell-Tale Heart" contribute to the suspenseful tone? Help your middle schoolers identify the point of view in a literary work with this lesson, which goes on to discuss the...
8th English Language Arts
Introduction to Edgar Allan Poe
Before reading Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven" in your class, walk learners through this scavenger hunt that teaches them about Poe's life and works. Though the activity is designed for 15:1 special education class, it could work in any...
8th Special Education & Programs