“Masque of the Red Death” VALUE BUNDLE:Close Reading Unit & Pre/Post PowerPoint

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Use Poe’s creepy classic, “Masque of the Red Death,” to practice close reading and other key Common Core skills while teaching symbolism, allegory and imagery. This HUGE 40+ page value bundle--combining two substantial products--includes:

PRE/POST-READING POWERPOINT:
• Fully editable PowerPoint backgrounder with thought–provoking journal prompts, literary terms and activities (for allegory, symbolism and imagery), vocabulary and definitions, author information, historical context (including links to videos on the Black Plague) as well as comprehension and post-reading discussion questions. (Also included as a PDF to bypass any potential technical issues.)

CLOSE READING & LITERARY ANALYSIS UNIT:
• Copy of the Story—so that students can mark up the text as they read; organized with numbered paragraphs for quick reference
• Detailed 1-3 Day Close Reading Lesson Plan—enabling students to read with a purpose, extract key concepts, and comprehend at a deeper level
• Symbolism Activity and Handout—to help students identify and analyze important symbols and their significance.
• Room Symbolism and Source Text Activity—students analyze the deeper meaning of Poe’s room colors after exploring Shakespeare’s “Seven Ages of Man” and the Seven Deadly sins.
• Copy of Shakespeare’s “Seven Ages of Man”—including definitions of challenging terms, so students can analyze source materials for the author’s work.
• Imagery Handout—to help students identify imagery and sensory details, analyzing how they help to create mood.
• Fun Theme and Mood Activity—a fun activity in which students act as party DJ, choosing a playlist that reflects the story’s mood and themes and explaining their selections.
• Reader Response Activity—so that students can reflect upon and write about what they learned, citing evidence from the text
• Detailed Answer Keys—to save you time and generally make your life easier

This resource can be used in whole or in part to help students connect to Edgar Allan Poe’s classic allegory while practicing the skills necessary for mastery of several Common Core State Standards.

Common Core Standards Covered:
• CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10.1 (Close reading and textual evidence)
• CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10.2 (Theme and its development)
• CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.7 (Analysis of two artistic mediums)
• CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10.9 (Author source material analysis)
• CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.4 (Word choice and its impact)
• CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.9-10.9 (Drawing evidence to support analysis)

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Keywords: Masque of the Red Death, The Masque of Red Death, Edgar Allan Poe, Edgar Allen Poe, short story unit, close reading, horror stories, Halloween stories, Seven Ages of Man.

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“Masque of the Red Death” VALUE BUNDLE:Close Reading Unit
“Masque of the Red Death” VALUE BUNDLE:Close Reading Unit
“Masque of the Red Death” VALUE BUNDLE:Close Reading Unit
“Masque of the Red Death” VALUE BUNDLE:Close Reading Unit