"Annabel Lee" & "Sad Beautiful Tragic"
Who in the world knows more about love and loss than Edgar Allan Poe and Taylor Swift?
This resource features a full-length lesson plan and accompanying materials for a song/poem pairing of "Annabel Lee" by Edgar Allan Poe and "Sad Beautiful Tragic" by Taylor Swift. Lesson plan is Common Core aligned and centers around rhyme scheme, repetition, figurative language, and theme. This student-tested activity is the perfect addition for any unit on Edgar Allan Poe and is guaranteed to enlighten your students on the timelessness of Poe's poetry in an engaging way through the musings of Taylor Swift.
- Meticulously-crafted lesson plan with objectives, materials, warm-up, explanation, application, synthesis, homework, and differentiated extension activities
- Full text of poem and song
- Teacher's key for song/poem analysis
- Comprehension questions
This is the perfect lesson for Halloween - it is rigorous and thoughtful yet engaging enough to work well on the sugar-filled holiday!
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