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This is a fun activity to help students analyze a classic short story and practice using logical evidence and reason in persuasive writing and speech. NOTICE that this "Insanity Plea" activity is included in the Psychotic Short Stories unit, so don't purchase both as you'd be paying twice for the same thing! One of the most fascinating aspects of Edgar Allan Poe's classic short story, "The Tell-Tale Heart," is the fact that the narrator insists so adamantly that he is NOT insane while explaini
Make Edgar Allan Poe’s classic poem, “The Raven,” come alive for your students with this 44-slide lecture and five pages of lesson materials that include detailed directions, a full-text version of Poe's gothic poem, links to a high-quality audio version, "Faux Poe" creative writing assignment, and answer key. The interactive lecture (Prezi, PDF, and Google Slides versions included) inspires students to dig back into the text, think critically, and decode Poe’s structure and technique.These mate
Nothing grabs students' attention quite like Poe’s creepy classic, “The Tell-Tale Heart.” This detailed unit can be used with Interactive Notebooks, Interactive File Folders, or as a stand-alone flip book.This Tell-Tale Heart resource contains everything you need to teach this spooky story, including:full text of “The Tell-Tale Heart” in easy-to-read font with especially difficult vocabulary terms definedlesson plananticipation guideclose read analysistext-dependent questionsglossary9 writing pr
Escape by the Morning! This Tell-Tale Heart Digital Escape Room is an innovative breakout game that allows teachers and students to engage in escape room fun, enjoy the 360° view, and have the VR option. Your students will feel like they are actually in the boarding house chambers! You should definitely watch the preview video for this cutting-edge classroom experience! When my students begin, what will they experience?By clicking on “VIEW 360°” the digital escape room opens. There is a "heartb
7th - 12th
Edgar Allan Poe- A CSI Activity!***************************************************BUNDLE WITH THE Edgar Allan Poe SUPER PACK and SAVE BIG!******************************************************************************The mystery of Edgar Allan Poe's death is investigated with this exciting CSI activity! Start with the exploration through Poe's troubled past in original handouts and a Background Information Sheet. Then go through a powerpoint presentation with specific (strange!) information abou
7th - 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education
Print and go literacy analysis activities for your next Edgar Allan Poe unit, Tell Tale Heart unit, Raven unit, or Black Cat unit! Full text versions of three of his classic stories and poems are included - The Black Cat, the Raven, and The Tell Tale Heart. Detailed comprehension questions are included in these Poe themed lesson materials, that ask students to think deeply about text while practicing elements of literacy analysis. A great addition to a short story unit on classic literature, the
This Edgar Allan Poe unit is designed to keep students exciting, intrigued, and interactive throughout the entire study. The four stories/poems that are read include: The Tell-Tale Heart, The Black Cat, The Pit and the Pendulum, and The Raven. RESOURCE UPDATED AS OF 10/7/2019 (Six new resources added)As of October 8, 2020, there is a DIGITAL version of this resource included for distance learning. It is compatible with Google Slides and Google Classroom. This unit includes: 10 Edgar Allan Poe
Nonfiction Article of the Week Club, Article #8-8: Stranger Than Fiction: The Life of Edgar Allan Poe Teach reading informational text standard RI.8.5, Analyze Text Structure, with this high-interest article on the strange life of Edgar Allan Poe. This article is great to pair nonfiction with any Edgar Allan Poe story or poem. Students will also complete activities for text evidence, integrating information, literal comprehension, and take a comprehensive assessment.This is the eighth in a set o
Who wrote it: singer song-writer Ed Sheeran or poet Edgar Allan Poe? Your students will have so much fun trying to decide whether the quote is from a Poe poem or lyrics from an Ed Sheeran song! You can use the interactive bulletin board display OR the student handout and presentation as an anticipatory set to ignite excitement and appreciation for poetry.The zipped bundle includes a 28-page PDF for the interactive bulletin board (26 quote cards + two heading pages), a 2-page PDF student handout
Use “The Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe to teach your students the elements of literary analysis, get them thinking deeply about the gothic short story’s text, and provide opportunities for real-world connections to this grisly story via a high-interest informational text/article about a criminal’s successful use of the “not guilty by reason of insanity” defense. This two-day lesson includes step-by-step suggestion procedures (great to leave for a sub), a full-text copy of the public domain
I love Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven”, especially as a Halloween activity, but it’s a TOUGH poem… so this stations activity breaks down the difficult parts to scaffold understanding for teen and tween readers! Use up to 9 stations: Rhyme & Structure, Storyline/Summary, Parallel Structure, Allusion, Vocabulary, Unreliable Narrator, Symbolism, Theme, and Ask the Teacher.Plus, the follow-up quiz is an easy-to-grade assessment that checks for literal understanding AND critical thinking with a mix
7th - 12th
Your students will transform Edgar Allan Poe's "Tell Tale Heart" into a comic book! Two comic book templates are included with this product: a comic book template with the "Tell Tale Heart" narrative included or a blank comic book template for students to write their own narrative. Both serve as an excellent assignment for reviewing the plot of Edgar Allan Poe's "Tell Tale Heart". INCLUDED WITH YOUR PURCHASE: "Tell Tale Heart" Comic Book Cover Page: A comic book cover page is included for s
Use “The Black Cat” by American Gothic/Dark Romantic writer Edgar Allan Poe to teach your students the elements of literary analysis, get them thinking deeply about the short story's text, and provide opportunities for real-world connections to this grisly story via a 2009 newspaper article (link included) and critical reading activity. This two-day lesson plan includes a full-text copy of the story, a 10-question deep-thinking exercise (with detailed answer key, of course), and a real-world inf
Introduce students to Edgar Allan Poe's most famous short story The Tell-Tale Heart. This resource has absolutely everything you need to teach the story in a comprehensive and engaging way.================================================================This Resource Is Included In Two Bundles In My Store. Click Below!SHORT STORIES UNIT PLAN - 130+ Pages!SPOOKY SHORT STORIES UNIT================================================================INCLUDED IN YOUR PURCHASE:→ A 25 slide PowerPoint prese
9th - 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education
Help students understand the tragic life of Edgar Allan Poe with this print-and-teach video lesson featuring a question set designed to work with A&E Biography’s “The Mystery of Edgar Allan Poe,” a free high-quality 43-minute episode available on the A&E Biography YouTube channel and a third-party website. (Video links included.)The video covers the major events of Edgar Allan Poe’s tragic life and includes small slices of his famous works, including “The Raven” and “Annabel Lee.”This 5-
8th - 11th, Adult Education
Who doesn't love the absolute creepy, terrifying mood that Edgar Allan Poe creates in his stories! And "The Tell-Tale Heart" is one of his finest works.This 31-page Mood and Tone bundle for Edgar Allan Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart" includes:* 3-page text of Edgar Allan Poe's original short story* 8 pages of literary analysis questions about the mood and tone in the story. These questions discuss many quotes from "The Tell-Tale Heart" and the different moods those passages create.* 1-page plot char
This Edgar Allan Poe collaborative poster is triple the fun with the combination of coloring, creativity, and group work! All inspired by promoting Edgar Allan Poe, a fall literature unit, National Poetry Month, his short stories, gothic literature, and his poetry in your classroom. The collaborative poster features a writing prompt and brain-friendly fun. Students will collaborate to assemble the poster for your classroom wall, bulletin board, classroom door, hallway, lobby, or library. Great f
6th - 12th, Higher Education
Interactive reading flip book for The Raven, by Edgar Allan PoeEach “flap” is ready for you to easily line up by using the directions on how to assemble the activity book.Includes:Writing Prompts and answer keyComprehension questions and answer keyPoetry Literary devices and answer keyAligned and Outlined ELA Common Core State Standards, 9-12 Reading, Writing, Speaking and ListeningPrint in grayscale. White paper or color paper. Great alternative to the run-of-the-mill study guide. Students will
6th - 12th, Staff
This Edgar Allan Poe Body Biography Project is filled with all you need to teach and promote the truly amazing American author, Edgar Allan Poe. The author study body biography is a collaborative research activity. Your students will find plenty of opportunity for creativity. This is truly unique, has high quality vector graphics, and is the most inclusive you'll find on Teachers Pay Teachers! I love to share my Edgar Allan teaching unit during the fall months. Halloween is an awesome classroom
The Cask of Amontillado Digital Lock Box Escape Room Game⚠️You must have cell phones, tablets, or laptops to play this game. Students should work together in small groups. This game requires students to access Google apps with a Google sign-in. Prior to purchase of this game, please make sure your school district does not block the following apps/websites: Google Apps (Sites, Forms, Docs); Mystery Piano by Boon Jin; Match the Memory; and Jigsaw Planet.⚠️ A breakout box kit is not needed for th
This is a 8 day, 65 page Common Core aligned unit plan for "The Tell-Tale Heart" by Edgar Allan Poe. This unit focuses on making evidence-based inferences and argumentative writing. Students will: close read, discuss, and answer text-dependent questions citing evidence; analyze the mood and tone of the story; write a short formal analysis of the mood/tone; analyze the narrator's guilt by collecting evidence; write an argumentative essay citing evidence to prove the narrator guilty of murder or
“The Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe Complete Lesson Bundle This is a complete lesson pack for the short story “The Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe. All of the documents are alterable so that you can tailor them for your purposes. Also, all of the graphic organizers can be used for any text. The worksheets are provided in BOTH .pdf and MS Word formats for all users and formats. These materials are designed to be convenient and ready to use. They do not require any prep and can be used
Build students’ inferencing skills and prepare for your reading of THE BLACK CAT by Edgar Allan Poe with this group simulation. Students take on the role of the young detective called to the scene of the numerous incidents described in the story, culminating with the wife’s murder. They work text-by-text and make inferences in order to unlock the next level.  THE BLACK CAT Pre-Reading:✅ Making Inferences✅ Citing Textual Evidence✅ CollaborationThis pre-reading activity is based on the story THE B
************************************************************************** OTHER WAYS TO BUY THIS LESSON 1) Get this in my POETRY LESSON BUNDLE & * SAVE* 20%! 2) Buy it in my 60+ ELA Lessons MEGA BUNDLE & * SAVE* 30%! ************************************************************************** CONTENTS Notes On The Poem: This page is designed to give some context to the poem and contains information about the poet, the time of writing, structural elements etc. This page could be gi
8th - 10th

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