This essay is designed for students to analyze an author's craft by writing about Poe's use of words to create suspense and mood in any of his short stories and poems. Students prepare for this essay by completing a step by step outline prior to writing the essay.
Statements from the CCSS aligned informative writing rubric are embedded in the outline to guide students.
A student/peer checklist helps student reflect and revise.
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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!
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