Why Should You Read Edgar Allan Poe?

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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 then multiple-choice and discussion questions test their understanding.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Introduce the term unreliable narrator and give examples from Poe's writing
  • Use literature circles to have readers explore different stories written by Poe
Classroom Considerations

  • Features spooky music and graphics

  • Provides resources to help scholars research the author in greater detail
  • Gives educators the chance to create an account to customize the lesson

  • Multiple-choice questions feel random and too simplistic based on the video