Edgar Allan Poe: "The Pit and the Pendulum"

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Edgar Allan Poe, the master of the Short Story and the Father of the Detective Story, is the perfect individual to teach both the serious: reading strategies for non-fiction, and the playful and fun: the elements of short fiction using playdough. In this lesson plan complete with Activator, Mini-Lesson, Activity, Wrap-Up, and ELA Common Core Standard, students first are introduced to BIGFOX as a strategy for pre-during-and post reading of nonfiction. Using a biography of Poe, students demonstrate their understanding of locating each of the letters in BIGFO and the “X” marks the spot, main idea, of the article. Then, “The Pit and the Pendulum,” either read alone or as a combination with the RAP music video of the same title by Flocabulary. Students then bring one--then two--elements of “The Pit and the Pendulum” to life using play dough. This will keep students engaged and is a nice mix of the heady nonfiction academic with a nonfiction reading strategy you can use all year paired with the scary bizarre world of Poe and the hands-on manipulative of play dough. A winning combination! Have fun and best, Rockermom
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Teaching Duration
90 Minutes

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Edgar Allan Poe: "The Pit and the Pendulum"