Edgar Allan Poe Short Story Unit | The Raven | Tell Tale Heart | The Black Cat

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7th - 10th
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Print and go literacy analysis activities for your next Edgar Allan Poe unit, Tell Tale Heart unit, Raven unit, or Black Cat unit! Full text versions of three of his classic stories and poems are included - The Black Cat, the Raven, and The Tell Tale Heart. Detailed comprehension questions are included in these Poe themed lesson materials, that ask students to think deeply about text while practicing elements of literacy analysis. A great addition to a short story unit on classic literature, these short story resources include graphic organizers, projects, questions, and answer keys.

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!

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This creative and engaging package includes the following:

⭐Full Text Stories/Poems and Annotation Activities: Full text versions of "The Black Cat", "The Raven", and "The Tell Tale Heart" are included. Each story has annotation activities with built in to each page. This is great way to have students practice annotation skills and pulling key details from text.

⭐Comprehension Questions: A full page of comprehension questions for each story/poem are included. These ask students think deeply about text and search for text evidence. A full answer key is included.

⭐Story Element Questions: A full page of story element questions is included for each story/poem. These ask students to analyze the text and provide information on setting, protagonist, antagonist, point of view, and more. Students are also asked to provide a short summary. A full answer key is included.

⭐Edgar Allan Poe Projects and Graphic Organizers: A variety of different projects and graphic organizers for each story/poem are included. These include comic book creations, modern narrative writing, a movie poster project, and more. These activities are designed to help students analyze the texts while also being really fun and engaging.

⭐Edgar Allan Poe Final Essay: A final essay project, with rubric, is included. This essay asks students to pull text evidence from all three included texts to support their answers.


What others are saying about Edgar Allan Poe resources by Creative Classroom Core:

"There is no better collection of poems and short stories to use around Halloween than those from Edgar Allen Poe. I absolutely love this resource and your students will be so excited. Definitely worth the buy!" -Terry B

"The only resources I need when planning the Poe unit!" –ELA with Miss Greene

"This unit is extremely useful in helping me to plan my own short story unit. It has everything I need to teach the story, as well as assess students' understanding." -Charlotte R

"My students loved using this resource as we read through "The Raven". It provided structure and broke it down so we could analyze the poem stanza by stanza. This was a great resource for me since this is the first time I've taught this poem." –Patricia E


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