This is a rigorous (and spooky) Common Core unit that pairs literary and informational texts together so you can masterfully teach your students to close read a variety of texts. Includes a free instructional powerpoint to help teachers guide their scholars.
This text pairs well with other short stories by Edgar Allen Poe like the “Tell- Tale Heart” for an awesome Halloween themed mini-unit. You can also pair short stories with nonfiction resources such as “The Masks We Wear.” Look for more resources at our store.
Students will focus on the symbolism in Poe’s allegory before connecting the theme to nonfiction texts.
This resource includes:
Teaching tips and tricks.
CCSS alignment document
Daily print-and-teach learning guides
Word wall images
Struggling reader support
Embedded formative assessments
Reading historical and scientific texts