The Black Cat by Edgar Allan Poe Short Story Unit - Questions - Activities

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The Black Cat by Edgar Allan Poe - Print and go literacy analysis activities - A full text version of The Black Cat is included, along with Black Cat comprehension questions and Black Cat activities. These Poe themed lesson materials ask students to think deeply about text while practicing elements of literacy analysis. A great addition to a short story unit on classic literature, these short story resources include graphic organizers, projects, questions, and answer keys.

While this unit works anytime of the year, I love to do it around Halloween, and use the completed comic strip project and pennant project as spooky hallway displays!

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This creative and engaging package includes the following:

⭐Edgar Allan Poe Biography and Scavenger Hunt Activity: A full page reading passage on the life of Edgar Allan Poe is included, along with comprehension questions. An alternate classroom scavenger hunt activity is also included, with fact cards for students to hunt for and record. Detailed instructions and answer keys included!

⭐Full Text Story and Annotation Activity: A full text version of "The Black Cat" is included. This includes annotation activities built in to each page. This is great way to have students practice annotation skills and pulling key details from text. A regular version of the text without the annotation activity is also included.

⭐Group Discussion Cards: 15 different group discussion cards are included. These fun cards can be laminated for durability, and make for a fun group activity. These are great for encouraging discussion and getting students to think deeply about the text.

⭐Comprehension Questions: A full page of comprehension questions for the story are included. These ask students think deeply about text and search for text evidence. A full answer key is included.

⭐Story Element Questions: A full page of story element questions is included for the story. These ask students to analyze the text and provide information on setting, protagonist, antagonist, point of view, and more. Students are also asked to provide a short summary. A full answer key is included.

⭐Comprehension Question Pennant Projects - This activity has students answer comprehension and story analysis questions in an engaging way. Full instructions to complete the pennants, answer keys, and student templates are included. Completed projects make gorgeous bulletin board displays!

⭐Point of View Activity: A worksheet to look closely at the point of view in the story is included.

⭐Comic Book Project: This activity asks students to create their own comic version of the classic story. Full instructions and templates are included. A great way for students to pull key details from the story and increase understanding!

⭐Elements of Literature Notes and Planning Pages: Detailed notes on the elements of literature are included, as well as a variety of different planning pages for students to use when organizing their comics.

⭐BONUS ACTIVITY - Edgar Allan Poe Final Essay: A bonus final essay project, with rubric, is included. This essay asks students to pull text evidence from the story to support their answers.


What others are saying about Edgar Allan Poe resources by Creative Classroom Core:

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐"There is no better collection of poems and short stories to use around Halloween than those from Edgar Allen Poe. I absolutely love this resource and your students will be so excited. Definitely worth the buy!"

-Terry B

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐"The only resources I need when planning the Poe unit!"

–ELA with Miss Greene

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐"This unit is extremely useful in helping me to plan my own short story unit. It has everything I need to teach the story, as well as assess students' understanding."

-Charlotte R

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐"My students loved using this resource as we read through "The Raven". It provided structure and broke it down so we could analyze the poem stanza by stanza. This was a great resource for me since this is the first time I've taught this poem."

–Patricia E


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