The following product can be used as a final assessment during a unit of study on Edgar Allan Poe. Students are instructed to create a plot diagram, identify character types, make connections to the author's life, and identify the tone and mood of a short story by Edgar Allan Poe. Students read and analyze the text in groups and present their findings to the class. The file includes assignment instructions, an editable timeline, a participation grade rubric, and a rubric for the project as a whole. Short stories can be obtained and printed from a simple Google search and allows the teacher to select short stories of their choice and preferred difficulty level depending on student ability and grade.