This unit is perfect for students who enjoy the weirdest of stories with unexpected twists and turns. This unit has students explore the life and writings of America’s original mystery writer! Use this unit to assist in creating background knowledge and understanding and enjoying the elements of Poe's writing.
1.Webquest - background knowledge
5.ACE 3 column writing
6.Questioning with a focus on Suspense, Mood, Imagery, Setting, Foreshadowing, Alliteration
7.Spongebob Comparison for RL.7.7
8.Poe Unit Test
The documents can be used in several ways:
Give each student a copy of 1 excerpt and have them use it for analysis of all elements on the organizer.
Set up stations - 1 for each excerpt and have students decide which element they will analyze with which excerpt.
Guided instruction - (add additional organizers)
Direct instruction with certain literary elements with 1 or 2 excerpts
Modeled instruction with another excerpt.
Cooperative work with another excerpt.
Independent work with last excerpt.
Although digitally ready, this unit can also be print and go also.