Choice of four literary essays with rubric for use with the poem “A Dream Within a Dream” by Edgar Allan Poe. Students will examine the story for specific examples and provide analysis in response to the questions. Includes planning worksheet.
Student printable includes both of the essay topics and the rubric. Easy and ready to go.
Planning Worksheet useful for prewriting and has student brainstorm extra support for their essay.
This essay will generally be short, given the length of the story. It works well for students new to effective essay writing, those who need to practice/ review effective essay writing with a short “easy” subject, and those who are doing regular writing of varying lengths to do a short essay instead of longer ones.
• Student Instruction Sheet with Rubric
• Student Planning Worksheet
• Quick Guide to Literary Essays
This item is a single file PDF.
Because of the short length of the poem and the essay, this works well with the 5 Paragraph Essay Model
This item is also part of the A Dream Within a Dream Activity Bundle
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