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This 27-page resource features a comprehensive Common Core-aligned literature guide for use while reading Edgar Allan Poe's tale of the original haunted house, "The Fall of the House of Usher." The packet provides an excellent basis for comprehension and vocabulary acquisition for the short story and encourages students to think critically about Poe's use of literary elements, figurative language, plot elements, and symbolism. Also included is a creative "Snap Chat!" activity that will bring the story to life in the 21st century. A full answer key is provided along with two bonus student-tested lesson plans. The wide range of activities in this guide will keep your students engaged in this difficult story and help them to gain a deep understanding of one of the most shocking tales of American literature.
- Attractive Cover Page for Student Packet
- Anticipation Guide - "Numbered Heads"
- Vocabulary Worksheet
- Comprehension Questions
- Literary Elements Chart
- Plot Diagram Scramble Activity
- Figurative Language Worksheet
- Symbolism Drawing Activity
- "Snap Chat!" Activity
- Full Answer Key for Teacher Use
- Suggested Lesson Plan for Anticipation Guide
- Suggested Lesson Plan for Symbolism Drawing Activity
While this literature guide is Common Core aligned for eighth grade, it is appropriate for students in eighth-twelfth.
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