This author study uses Poe's "The Cask of Amontillado" as the anchor text in which students study Poe's sinister style (author's craft) through out. Use of "The Raven" precedes the study as does the concept of an "Anti-hero." Following the story, students read an informational article based on the story, complete a guided highlighted read, as well as a scaffolded evidence based wrap up writing assignment.
Power point with key literary terms and anti-hero examples
PDF of "The Cask of Amontillado"
Copy of "The Raven"
Poe's Sinister style student worksheets
Guided highlighted reading for informational article