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Poe Stories LitPlan Lesson Plans (Download)

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Poe Stories LitPlan Lesson Plans (Download)


178 pages
Written by Mary B. Collins
Grades 7-12

Essentially a complete teacher's guide and novel unit, this LitPlan Teacher Pack includes lesson plans and reproducible student materials for the short stories and poems of Edgar Allan Poe.

It includes:

20 Daily Lessons 
Short answer study questions
Multiple choice quiz questions
Vocabulary worksheets for each reading assignment
3 detailed writing assignments
Individual and group activities
Critical thinking discussion questions
5 unit tests (2 short answer, 2 multiple choice, 1 advanced)
Evaluation forms
Review puzzles & games
Bulletin board ideas
Reproducible student materials
And more!

A Few Additional Notes

There are three writing assignments in this unit, each with the purpose of informing, persuading, or expressing personal opinions. The detailed writing assignment sheets guide students through the assignments. The first assignment is to inform: students compare and contrast the narrators of the first two stories they read. The second assignment is to express personal opinions: students write a composition in which they give their own ideas about the poem they have been assigned. The third assignment is to persuade: students write persuasive arguments convincing their audiences that Poe was, in fact, a talented writer of fiction worth reading.

The unit test section is a little different in this manual than in most of our others. Because this is for a group of short stories and poems, and because the teacher has a choice of which stories to use, our usual format would not work. We have included two different multiple choice test sheets for each of the short stories covered in the unit. We also have included two different multiple choice test sheets for the poetry covered in this unit. There are six different essay questions in the test section, and there are four different vocabulary tests in three different formats. The idea is that you can mix and match the test sections in any way you choose. There are no short answer unit tests in this unit. To keep the test section from becoming too unwieldy, we thought you could simply white out the multiple choice choices to make short answer tests if you preferred that format.

Stories and Poems by Edgar Allan Poe Covered in These Lesson Plans Include:

The Tell-Tale Heart, The Black Cat, The Fall of the House of Usher, The Purloined Letter, Murder in the Rue Morgue, The Pit and the Pendulum, Masque of Red Death, The Cask of Amontillado, The Raven, To Helen, Lenore, Ulalume, The Bells, and Annibel Lee.

LitPlan Uses

These materials are geared for whole class use but are very easily adapetd for independent study work, lit circles or book groups, home school use, or tutoring. If you have never taught this book before, this manual will give you a great foundation of materials on a variety of levels. If you have taught this book before, you might like to know that many veteran teachers have told us they have found our LitPlan Teacher Pack manuals to be much more thorough and more helpful than other materials they have used.

Copyright Information

All publications are copyrighted materials, with permission ONLY granted to print materials as needed for ONE teacher's classroom use. Documents may not be reproduced or distributed in any other way without written permission from Teacher's Pet Publications.

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