Resources for teaching the literature of Edgar Allan Poe


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LA.9.9.3.a: English

Identify format, text structure, and main idea.

LA.9.9.3.b: English

Identify the characteristics that distinguish literary forms.

LA.9.9.3.c: English

Use literary terms in describing and analyzing selections.

LA.9.9.3.d: English

Explain the relationships between and among elements of literature: characters, plot, setting, tone, point of view, and theme.

LA.9.9.3.e: English

Explain the relationship between author's style and literary effect.

LA.9.9.3.f: English

Describe the use of images and sounds to elicit the reader's emotions.

LA.9.9.3.g: English

Explain the influence of historical context on the form, style, and point of view of a written work.

LA.9.9.4.a: English

Identify a position/argument to be confirmed, disproved, or modified.

LA.9.9.4.b: English

Evaluate clarity and accuracy of information.

LA.9.9.4.c: English

Synthesize information from sources and apply it in written and oral presentations.

LA.9.9.4.d: English

Identify questions not answered by a selected text.

LA.9.9.4.e: English

Extend general and specialized vocabulary through speaking, reading, and writing.

LA.9.9.4.f: English

Read and follow instructions to complete an assigned project or task.

LA.9.9.5.a: English

Identify the two basic parts of drama: staging and scripting.

LA.9.9.5.b: English

Compare and contrast the elements of character, setting, and plot in one-act plays and full-length plays.

LA.9.9.5.c: English

Describe how stage directions help the reader understand a play's setting, mood, characters, plot, and theme.

LA.10.10.3.a: English

Identify text organization and structure.

LA.10.10.3.b: English

Identify main and supporting ideas.

LA.10.10.3.c: English

Make predictions, draw inferences, and connect prior knowledge to support reading comprehension.

LA.10.10.3.d: English

Explain similarities and differences of techniques and literary forms represented in the literature of different cultures and eras.

LA.10.10.3.e: English

Identify universal themes prevalent in the literature of different cultures.

LA.10.10.3.f: English

Examine a literary selection from several critical perspectives.

LA.10.10.4.a: English

Analyze and apply the information contained in warranties, contracts, job descriptions, technical descriptions, and other informational sources, including labels, warnings, manuals, directions, applications, and forms, to complete specific tasks.

LA.10.10.4.b: English

Skim manuals or informational sources to locate information.

LA.10.10.4.c: English

Compare and contrast product information contained in advertisements with that found in instruction manuals and warranties.

LA.10.10.5.a: English

Compare and contrast the use of rhyme, rhythm, and sound to convey a message.

LA.10.10.5.b: English

Compare and contrast the ways in which poets use techniques to evoke emotion in the reader.

LA.10.10.5.c: English

Interpret and paraphrase the meaning of selected poems.

LA.10.10.6.a: English

Explain the use of asides, soliloquies, and monologues in the development of a single character.

LA.10.10.6.b: English

Compare and contrast character development in a play to characterization in other literary forms.

LA.11.11.3.a: English

Describe contributions of different cultures to the development of American literature.

LA.11.11.3.b: English

Compare and contrast the development of American literature in its historical context.

LA.11.11.3.c: English

Discuss American literature as it reflects traditional and contemporary themes, motifs, universal characters, and genres.

LA.11.11.3.d: English

Describe how use of context and language structures conveys an author's intent and viewpoint in contemporary and historical essays, speeches, and critical reviews.

LA.11.11.4.a: English

Use information from texts to clarify or refine understanding of academic concepts.

LA.11.11.4.b: English

Read and follow directions to complete an application for college admission, for a scholarship, or for employment.

LA.11.11.4.c: English

Apply concepts and use vocabulary in informational and technical materials to complete a task.

LA.11.11.4.d: English

Generalize ideas from selections to make predictions about other texts.

LA.11.11.4.e: English

Analyze information from a text to draw conclusions.

LA.11.11.5.a: English

Analyze the poetic elements of contemporary and traditional poems.

LA.11.11.5.b: English

Identify the poetic elements and techniques that are most appealing and that make poetry enjoyable.

LA.11.11.5.c: English

Compare and contrast the works of contemporary and past American poets.

LA.11.11.6.a: English

Describe the dramatic conventions or devices used by playwrights to present ideas.

LA.11.11.6.b: English

Compare and evaluate adaptations and interpretations of script for stage, film, or television.

LA.11.11.6.c: English

Explain the use of verbal, situational, and dramatic irony.

LA.12.12.3.a: English

Recognize major literary forms and their elements.

LA.12.12.3.b: English

Recognize the characteristics of major chronological eras.

LA.12.12.3.c: English

Relate literary works and authors to major themes and issues of their eras.

LA.12.12.4.a: English

Identify formats common to new publications and information resources.

LA.12.12.4.b: English

Recognize and apply specialized informational vocabulary.

LA.12.12.4.c: English

Evaluate a product based on analysis of the accompanying warranty and instruction manual.

LA.12.12.4.d: English

Evaluate the quality of informational and technical materials.

LA.12.12.5.a: English

Explain how the choice of words in a poem creates tone and voice.

LA.12.12.5.b: English

Explain how the sound of a poem (rhyme, rhythm, onomatopoeia, repetition, alliteration, assonance, and parallelism) supports the subject and mood.

LA.12.12.5.c: English

Explain how imagery and figures of speech (personification, simile, metaphor) appeal to the reader's senses and experience.

LA.12.12.5.d: English

Compare and contrast traditional and contemporary works of poets from many cultures.

LA.12.12.6.a: English

Describe the conflict, plot, climax, and setting.

LA.12.12.6.b: English

Compare and contrast ways in which character, scene, dialogue, and staging contribute to the theme and the dramatic effect.

LA.12.12.6.c: English

Identify the most effective elements of selected plays.

LA.12.12.6.d: English

Compare and contrast dramatic elements of plays from American, British, and other cultures.
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This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 3, as of 2013-01-13.

Component Ratings:

Technical Completeness: 3
Content Accuracy: 3
Appropriate Pedagogy: 3

Reviewer Comments:

This resource is a collection of lessons on how to write an expository essay. Each of the seven lessons is explicit, research based and can stand alone. In summation, they describe prewrites, contain links to essay maps on ReadWriteThink, provide rubrics, provide guidance for diversification i.e. a variety of intelligences, offer a PPT for choosing a topic and writing a research report, and link to guiding and reinforcing worksheets. This collection offers the teacher a variety of materials to provide a rich experience for writing expository essays.
Janet Pinto
December 14, 2017
Kelly Day

I love the ideas presented here. For The Raven, you can show students the clip of The Simpsons version: http://www.teachertube.com/viewVideo.php?video_id=2512l03

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