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Edgar Allan Poe Short Story Unit with Questions, Close Reading, and Activities

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Edgar Allan Poe - Spooky Short Story Lessons and Close Reading Resources for “The Black Cat”, “The Tell Tale Heart”, and “The Raven”

This Edgar Allan Poe Literature Guide contains common core aligned resources to practice text annotation skills and actively engage students in challenging text. Perfect for your upcoming Edgar Allan Poe unit or Short Story unit, this Edgar Allan Poe study guide contains a variety of Edgar Allan Poe questions and activities.

This best selling bundle of Edgar Allan Poe resources contains 73 pages detailed resources on Text Annotation and Close Reading, as well as full text stories and activities to go along with some of Poe’s best – “The Black Cat”, “The Tell Tale Heart”, and “The Raven”. Very little teacher prep is needed – simply print and teach!

This creative and engaging package includes the following:

Text Annotation Guide: A multiple page step by step guide to text annotation. This guide can be used for ANY text! This is a great way to approach difficult text with students, as it aids in reading comprehension, and is a very important skill for them to learn! Students can use this Text Annotation Guide as they read through the included short stories.

“The Black Cat” Full Text Story: A full text version of the story is included!

“The Black Cat” Comprehension Questions: A complete set of comprehension questions to go along with the story.

“The Black Cat” Key Scene Descriptions: Students use this sheet to illustrate and describe a key scene 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 are included!

“The Raven” Full Text Poem: A full text version of the poem is included!

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.

Modern Narrative of “The Raven”: Students re-read and summarize each stanza of the poem, and re-write it in modern short story form. Graphic organizers and good copy paper included!

“The Tell Tale Heart” Full Text Story: A full text version of this spooky short story is included.

“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” Movie Poster Examples: Several examples of movie posters projects completed by students are included! These are great to show your class to help stimulate ideas, and reinforce the project expectations! Rubric included.

“The Tell Tale Heart” - Character Changes Over Time: Students use this handout to analyze the way the narrator changes during the beginning, middle, and end of the story.

“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!

“The Tell Tale Heart” Character Analysis: A graphic organizer to help analyze the character of the narrator.

“The Tell Tale Heart” Point of View: Two different graphic organizers to examine the way the events of the story are seen from the differing points of view of both the murderer and the victim. A great visual!

Final Essay Assignment: Students use the information they have learned about Poe and his stories to answer a final essay question. Rubric included.

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Edgar Allan Poe Short Story Unit with Questions, Close Rea
Edgar Allan Poe Short Story Unit with Questions, Close Rea
Edgar Allan Poe Short Story Unit with Questions, Close Rea
Edgar Allan Poe Short Story Unit with Questions, Close Rea