Edgar Allan Poe biographical unit, five reading passages and activities.
Teachers can use this set of activities in a number of ways, in class, as assignments, or as an independent study: there are 5 biographical passages about Edgar Allan Poe covering his background, his childhood, his life as a teen and young adult, his early writing career, and his last years. They average around 350 words in length. Each passage stands alone and can be used individually or as bellringers for a five day period. If used as a warm-up, each passage can be read and the activities on the right panel be done within 10 minutes or so. The biography is also included in one continuous text of three pages if the teacher wishes to use it in that format. There is a page of short essay questions that can be used as additional assignments or on a test. This product is aligned for Common Core Standards for grades 9 and 10 but I think it would be appropriate for grade 11 as well and even gifted students in grade 8.
Answer keys are included for all the biographical exercises and a teacher’s guide is included as well. A list of aligned Common Core standards is included.
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I have more biographical resources in my store for middle and high school school students which may be seen here:
Biography Resources for Middle and High School
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