This essay is designed for students to emulate Poe's writing by including symbols, an insane narrator and words that convey mood and suspense in their own writing. This can be used with any of Poe's writing. Students prepare for this essay by completing a step by step outline prior to writing the essay.
Statements from the CCSS aligned narrative writing rubric are embedded in the outline to guide students.
A student/peer checklist helps student reflect and revise.
Choice is motivating! Let your students choose their essay topic. Other Edgar Allan Poe essay topics available for individual purchase at my store are:
Edgar Allan Poe-Suspense and Mood-CCSS Aligned Informative Essay
Edgar Allan Poe-Symbolism-CCSS Aligned Informative Essay
Edgar Allan Poe-The Insane Narrator-CCSS Aligned Informative Essay-
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** Using interactive notebooks in your classroom? Try out the Close Reading flip book.
Perfect to use when reading Poe!
**Prepare students for extended response questions that require evidence. Help students write about their own interpretations of texts, like those by Poe, in the classroom: BRACES-A Blueprint for On Demand and Essay Writing