Edgar Allan Poe Complete Short Story Unit -this package provides students with everything they need to complete a short story unit on Edgar Allan Poe. Little teacher prep is needed - simply print and teach! Perfect for your short story unit or Edgar Allan Poe unit, this Edgar Allan Poe Literature Guide contains activities to go along with The Raven, The Black Cat, and The Tell Tale Heart.
All activities are classroom tested and include creative handouts, templates, graphic organizers, detailed instructions, and rubrics!
While this unit works anytime of the year, I love to do it around Halloween, and use the completed movie poster and comic strip projects as spooky hallway displays!
This creative and engaging package includes the following:
The Black Cat Comprehension Questions: A complete set of comprehension questions to go along with the story.
The Black Cat Key Character Descriptions: Students use this sheet to illustrate and describe a key character from the story. A great way for students to practice pulling information from text! Draft and good copy pages provided!
The Black Cat Comic Book Creation: Students create a comic strip retelling the classic tale. This project strongly appeals to visual learners, and the completed comics make fantastic wall displays! Rubric included!
Comic Book Templates: 3 pages of different blank comic book templates for students to choose from!
Mood and Tone in "The Raven": Students use their 5 senses to find examples of the way Poe creates a spooky mood in the story. Handout includes a convenient grid to help students organize their answers.
The Tell Tale Heart Movie Poster Project: Use this as a final project for the story! Students create a movie poster for the story. Students must choose famous actors to play each of the roles, and defend their choices in written form. These gorgeous visuals look amazing as a hallway display!
The Tell Tale Heart Comprehension Questions: A full set of comprehension questions to go along with the classic tale.
The Tell Tale Heart Key Scene Illustrations: Students use this sheet to illustrate and describe a key scene from the story. A great way to help students to practice pulling information from text! Draft and good copy pages provided!