Back to School ELA Activity Coat of Arms + Cask of Amontillado (Edgar Allan Poe)

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5th - 12th, Adult Education
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  1. Fun set of projects for Back to School, start of the semester, or any time. These activities are short, fun activities to help get to know students, but unlike many “All About Me” activities, these each have an English Language Arts tie in. Students will work with analogies, descriptive writing, t
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Fun for Back to School OR for use with the story “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allan Poe. Students create their own coat of arms based on their own personal or family identify and values. A coat of arms was intended to be a symbol of a family's identity or values. The symbols and colors are carefully selected for the family, then passed down for generations. In the story, Montresor describes the images on his family coat of arms, including the motto. ELA tie in both to the story specifically and symbolism in general.

Optional Presentation: Students briefly explain their Coat of Arms to the class. Hang for display.

• Sample Coats of Arms/ Sample Symbols handout
bull; Coats of Arms—paper saving version. Instructions and requirements only. Two copies per page—cut page in half.
• Coats of Arms—worksheet version. This comes with 4 different shapes. Pick one or print some of each version for students to pick the shape they prefer. Students draw and color on the worksheet, then answer questions about the images picked and what they symbolize.

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This item is also included in the Cask of Amontillado Activities Bundle and is also part of the Back to School ELA Activities Bundle.

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7 pages
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