From Electric English...
This is an activity designed for the close reading of Poe's, "The Fall of the House of Usher". Specifically, the students are asked to consider the syntax and style of the piece. This activity is a great reference for the students as they continue to hone their close reading skills. With activities such as these, students begin to understand the layers of reading strategies. They are aware of the importance of word choice, and now with this activity; they are exposed to the idea that sentence structure, punctuation, and grammar can play a huge part in understanding an author's intent and purpose... That being able to recongnize a writer's style will contribute to their own knowledge and learning.
NOTE: It is up to you, of course, but I would highly recommend picking a short portion of this story that you are fond of for this particular activity. It is too long and the vocabulary too complex to do the whole thing; it becomes drudgery for the kids.... Just a short section though, is fun, and they are still learning the same skills!
NOTE: There is a fresh, clean copy of this story posted in my store under Edgar Allan Poe. Use it for whatever is best for you; it is free and a great story :)