Take a break from writing essays, and invite your students on an investigative journey analyzing poetry and song lyrics. Is it possible that the authors of "Hotel California" were inspired by Poe's "Haunted Palace?"
This file includes a plan and six pages that guide students through comprehension and analysis of both pieces of literature using paraphrasing, SOAPStone, and TPCASTT. Use the activity as a springboard into a class debate or extension activity inviting students to create their own spooky place, or use it as an individual writing activity.
Great for Halloween or digging into how authors use diction and detail to build suspense.