This essay is designed for students to think deeply about the symbols used by Poe 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.
Choice is motivating! Let your students choose their essay topic. More essay topics for Edgar Allan Poe available at my store are:
Edgar Allan Poe-CCSS Aligned Narrative Writing
Edgar Allan Poe-Suspense and Mood-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 Poe's in the classroom: BRACES-A Blueprint for On Demand and Essay Writing
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