Many stories by Edgar Allan Poe are considered American literature masterpieces and therefore comprise of middle school curriculum, but some students can not read the text as it is written. They may require a simplified version of the events in the text in order to comprehend and participate in class discussions. Here are modified versions of the stories for your students who are still reading at an elementary level but who you want to include in your middle school language arts class. In addition to the text, you will find comprehension questions at the end of each story.
The modified stories included in this packet are: The Black Cat, Annabel Lee, The Tell-Tale Heart, The Pit and the Pendulum, The Mask of the Red Death, The Raven and The Cask of Amontillado.