Edgar Allan Poe was the master of the gothic horror, and his stories and poems are beloved by students and teachers alike. (They're great stories for Halloween, too!) His famous short story, "The Fall of the House of Usher," is an excellent example of his mastery of the craft. In this complex tale, Poe tells an enticing story with shocking twist.
Poe's stories are equally engaging to read and study. This worksheet set has eight questions that help students dig into the literary tools Poe uses throughout the story--things like atmosphere, epigraphs, and foreshadowing. Additionally, the questions are designed to helped students deepen their understanding of both the events and the characters in the story. Though the questions come on a printable worksheet, they also make great discussion questions! With a printable, full text copy of the story included as well, this set also makes a great sub-plan.
This product includes:
1) A printable, full text copy of Poe's short story, "The Fall of the House of Usher" (with images)
2) A student worksheet with eight unique questions
3) An answer key
Do you want more Poe? You might want to consider my complete lesson plan for Edgar Allan Poe's poem, "The Conqueror Worm."