This is a great prereading activity for any work by Edgar Allan Poe. This handout was created to correspond with a website that delves into the background of the famous author. The handout provides clear instructions for students to access the website and answer questions about Poe's biography, writing topics, and works. In addition to learning about Poe's personal life, students will also be exposed to excerpts and a brief synopsis from several of his works. This activity is designed to be completed individually, but can be used to promote a class discussion about students' findings. Note: If you plan to discuss/go over the answers as a class, this activity will take you approximately 50 minutes. However, if you simply have students complete and submit the answers, it will take less time (completion time will vary according to age).