This lesson “Edgar Allan Poe, American Writer” is a two page biography with questions. There are 8 paragraphs in the biography of E.A.P. followed by four pages of 15 multiple choice questions about him. The text describes Poe’s life and some of his major works. The questions assess reading comprehension and vocabulary used. Reading comprehension skills include: main idea, details, character traits, making inferences, and cause-effect. Vocabulary words include: melancholy, bitter, rejection, academically, mischievous, pen name and impact. Practicing these reading skills will provide preparation for nonfiction reading and standardized test questions. A cool drawing of Edgar Allan Poe comes with the lesson as well as an answer key. The lesson is on a word document that you can easily print off and edit if necessary.