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The Pit and the Pendulum Activities + Informational Text
Though Edgar Allan Poe is always a student favorite,“The Pit and the Pendulum” proves to be one of Poe’s most challenging short stories. I designed this lesson with engaging activities that not only help students to better understand the content, but also to make this text more enjoyable. I use t
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The Pit and the Pendulum : PowerPoint
19 slides! The Pit and the Pendulum brought to you in Powerpoint!!! This is the perfect way to introduce this frightening story to your students!! Filled with a ton of information related to state standards, as well as images to spark the imagination! Included in this power point are the following:
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The Pit and the Pendulum E A Poe Figurative Language and KEY
This 2 page worksheet has three parts. In the first part students match twelve examples of Figurative Language to their respective definitions; the examples are the ones E. A. Poe employs in "The Pit and the Pendulum:" personification, parallel structure, metaphor, oxymoron, irony, symbolism, alli
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Poe's "The Pit and the Pendulum" Unit Bundle
Poe's short stories can be challenging for students to comprehend. Use this great unit to help students' completely understand and appreciate this great story. Bundle includes: Introduction PPT (Background info, check quiz, and MORE) Reading Guide Images PPT After Activity (Summary, Analysis, &amp
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The Pit and the Pendulum E A Poe Multiple Choice Quiz and KEY
This 4 page, scantron-ready quiz has 50 questions: 38 multiple choice questions on plot and 12 matching questions on figurative language. For Part 2 the students match the example to a quoted phrase or clause, i.e., "... figures of fiends ..."-alliteration. This is a very good quiz to assess reading
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"The Pit and the Pendulum" Jigsaw Group Activity
This activity is meant to be used after reading Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Pit and the Pendulum.” It is a Jigsaw activity in which each student has different roles in a group. The groups explore different elements of the story - symbolism, themes, and emotions - and then present to each other. This i
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"Pit and the Pendulum" by Edgar Allan Poe: Annotation Organizer
"Pit and the Pendulum" by Edgar Allan Poe ➡All our stories are Digital Ready. Students can highlight/annotate the text on a computer. ✅A 2nd organizer for teaching close/active reading/annotation is included. "The Pit and the Pendulum" by Edgar Allan Poe is part of our Short Story Annotation Ser
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Poe's "The Pit and the Pendulum" Reading Guide
Use this reading guide in your classroom to help students' understand this challenging, yet intriguing story. Guide focuses on comprehension, context, character, and vocabulary. Guide explores Poe's use of suspense. Also, students must explain quotations as they relate to the story and context.
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The Pit and the Pendulum Quiz [Print & Digital Self-Grading Google Form]
With a focus on imagery, symbolism, comprehension, and mood, this 15 question multiple choice quiz can be used as a culminating assessment following the study of Poe's challenging short story. Before purchasing, consider that this quiz is included in The Pit and the Pendulum Bundle ($5).RELATED PROD
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Pit and the Pendulum Questions
10 open-ended comprehension and discussion questions for Poe's short story "The Pit and the Pendulum." Questions range in level of difficulty and assess various levels of Bloom's Taxonomy. Download includes a student handout with typed questions for easy distribution as well as a teacher answer key.
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"The Pit and the Pendulum" Response and Analysis Questions
Covers plot, setting, symbolism, theme, and historical basis for the short story in a short review of the work.
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Pit and the Pendulum Story and Questions
Here is EAP's short story "The Pit and the Pendulum" complete with thought questions. I usually have my students complete this story in literature circles or as an entire class, as it is a somewhat difficult story to understand if you are reading alone. Enjoy :)
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The Pit and the Pendulum POE-ster Project
Looking for a nice activity to do with your students featuring Poe's story, Pit and Pendulum? This may be right for you! This 9 page packet has quite a bit to offer! Included is: -Pre and Post Reading printables -article coinciding with story -questions for discussion -Poe-ster project -Poe-ster g
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"The Pit and the Pendulum" by Edgar Allan Poe - A 90 Paged Short Story Package
Welcome to your “The Pit and the Pendulum” Short Story Resource Package. This package is broken into five parts so that you can easily choose which parts you wish to use. Each section can be used independently within your own plans or together to form the basis of a full unit. Enjoy! 1. The first p
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Edgar Allan Poe Pit and the Pendulum Lesson Plan
Here is everything you need to teach Edgar Allan Poe's "The Pit and the Pendulum" This lesson is part of my author study unit which is also available for sale. 12 pages including: - a link to a downloadable version of the story - background/introduction to time period - 2 page vocabulary chart - 2 p
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The Pit and the Pendulum Literature Guide
This 32-page literature guide features a comprehensive mini-unit for Edgar Allan Poe's tale of terror and torture, "The Pit and the Pendulum." The packet provides an excellent basis for comprehension and vocabulary acquisition for the short story and encourages students to think critically about Poe
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Pit and the Pendulum by Edgar Allan Poe Questions, Vocabulary, Worksheets
This unit covers the short story "The Pit and the Pendulum" by Edgar Allan Poe. It includes: *comprehension/discussion questions for the students as a class, literature circle, or individual to answer * a quick journal prompt, bubble map, and a worksheet students can fill out while they watch th
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The Pit and the Pendulum E A Poe Crossword Puzzle and Word Search
The wordsearch for E. A. Poe's "The Pit and the Pendulum" has 50 words; the crossword puzzle has 35 clues and answers. Each contains terms, ideas, details and information from the short story. These can be used as a reading check," just for fun," extra credit, homework, or as a silent activity afte
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Poe's "The Pit and the Pendulum" After-Reading Activity
Poe's "The Pit and the Pendulum" is a difficult story for students to understand. Use this resource as an after-reading activity to help students represent their understanding and extend it further. Activity has three components: summary, analysis, and creative writing. The creative writing activ
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The Pit and the Pendulum E A Poe Background & Fill-in Worksheet
This 5 page, comprehensive, open book, fill-in worksheet closely follows the plot of Edgar Allan Poe's "The Pit and the Pendulum" and provides background information to help students understand the storyline. This can be used as an in-class assignment, a guided reading, an open book quiz or homewor
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The Pit and the Pendulum - Original & 2 Abridged Texts - Imagery & Annotating
Use highlighting and annotating to assist students and give them a deeper understanding and appreciation for Edgar Allan Poe's challenging short story. If you purchase this product, you will receive DIGITAL LINKS to the GOOGLE DOC VERSION of these texts. This 41 page PDF document contains: 1) a 2
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Edgar Allan Poe: "The Pit and the Pendulum"
Edgar Allan Poe, the master of the Short Story and the Father of the Detective Story, is the perfect individual to teach both the serious: reading strategies for non-fiction, and the playful and fun: the elements of short fiction using playdough. In this lesson plan complete with Activator, Mini-
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"The Pit and the Pendulum" by Edgar Allan Poe Quiz
"The Pit and the Pendulum" by Edgar Allan Poe Quiz is a 10-item short-answer quiz. This quiz, though not difficult, requires students to be familiar with the contents of the story and the vocabulary and also to think about Poe's narrative and characterization and the social interaction of people fr
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Poe's "The Pit and the Pendulum" Introduction Activity PPT
Poe's "The Pit and the Pendulum" is a challenging text for most students because of the story's context and complicated language. Use this activity PPT to help students understand the story's complexities better. Presentation uses research-based strategies like word associations, 3-2-1, pair &
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