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Edgar Allan Poe, Ambrose Bierce, and the Unreliable Narrator

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers supply examples from Poe and Bierce that explain the term "unreliable narrator." They contrast points of view in narrative text and their affect on the theme of a piece of work.
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Inside the Mind of the Unreliable Narrator

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Create interdisciplinary connections and promote high-level inferences by studying unreliable narrators.
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Edgar Allan Poe, Ambrose Bierce, and the Unreliable Narrator

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students consider a variety of narrative stances by analyzing Edgar Allan Poe and Ambrose Pierce's utilization of narration variations. In this narration variation lesson, students define the term 'unreliable narrator' and given text...
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Edgar Allan Poe, Ambrose Bierce, and the Unreliable Narrator

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explain some biographical facts about Poe and explain examples from texts that exemplify his use of craft. They decide whether materials other than Poe's texts should influence the understanding of his texts.
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The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe: Narrative and Point of View

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Use "The Tell-Tale Heart" to approach point of view and the impact of a narrator. Pupils find specific textual examples of the narrator's derangement and form a personality before discussing a passage to determine some plot points. Class...
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Edgar Allan Poe, Ambrose Bierce, and the Unreliable Narrator

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders learn online research using primary and secondary documents/ students do comparison of primary and secondary documents.
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The Tell-Tale Heart

For Students 7th - 10th Standards
One of the most famous short stories, Edgar Allan Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart," is the focus of this resource. Learners read the story, respond to several text-based questions, and brainstorm ideas about a question relating to the text as...
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The Catcher in the Rye and First-Person Narrative

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Testimonials for The Catcher in the Rye demonstrate the power of J.D. Salinger's story of a young man who wants to protect innocent children from the phonies in the adult world. Part of the Great American Read series, speakers urge...
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Why Should You Read Edgar Allan Poe?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Edgar Allen Poe's writing goes far beyond the familiarity of "The Raven" and "The Tell-Tale Heart." An intriguing video lesson explores the work, history, and style of the famous Gothic writer. Animations engage viewers in the video, and...
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The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe: Content and Context

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Stage a mini debate about Edgar Allan Poe's story "Ligeia." After picking a few interpretations, split your class into groups and allow some time for preparation. Pupils must use textual evidence to support their arguments. Close the...
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The Evolution of Science Fiction

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
How is it that science fiction writers have displayed the uncanny ability to predict the future? An informational video discusses the genre of science fiction and explains how it has developed. Discussions of specific texts, such...
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An Ode to the Romance Novel

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Heroes with six-pack abs, helpless heroines, cliche plot lines —must be a romance novel! An informational video describes the romance novel genre and explains how it differs from a traditional love story. It uses popular texts as...
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How Fantasy Reflects our World

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
History inspires fantasy. That idea forms the basis of an informational video about the genre. Through the video, viewers learn about different subgenres of fantasy and discover its key characteristics. The video discusses many popular...
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The Evolution of YA: Young Adult Fiction, Explained

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Paranormal teen romances may currently dominate the young adult fiction shelves, but that's not the only change to the genre during the past few years. The evolution of YA lit is the topic of an informational video that follows the teen...
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A Separate Peace Study Questions & Essay Topics

For Students 8th - Higher Ed
In this online interactive literature worksheet, learners respond to 8 short answer and essay questions about John Knowles's A Separate Peace. Students may check some of their answers online.
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The Catcher in the Rye Study Questions and Essay Topics

For Students 7th - 9th
In this The Catcher in the Rye worksheet, students analyze the plot and characters of The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger.  The worksheet includes 3 study questions and 5 essay questions.
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All the King's Men Questions

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
In this reading comprehension learning exercise, students respond to 7 short answer and essay questions based on All the King's Men by Robert Penn Warren.
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“The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allan Poe: Website and Questions

For Students 9th - 12th
In this short story worksheet, high schoolers read Poe's "The Cask of Amontillado," and then visit the noted Web site in order to respond to 6 short answer questions about the story.
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Law and Order: Edgar Allan Poe

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students read and analyze "The Tell-Tale Heart," and "The Cask of Amontillado" by Edgar Allan Poe. They answer discussion questions, complete a graphic organizer, and write a script for an interrogation or courtroom scene in the style of...
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Girl, Interrupted Study Questions & Essay Topics

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
For this online interactive literature worksheet, students respond to 8 short answer and essay questions about Susanna Kaysen's Girl, Interrupted. Students may check some of their answers online.

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