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Modeling Reading and Analysis Processes with the Works of Edgar Allan Poe

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Modeling Reading and Analysis Processes with the Works of Edgar Allan Poe

Grades 6 – 8
Lesson Plan Type Unit
Estimated Time Seven 50-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Lisa Gaines

Hoover, Alabama

Publisher

National Council of Teachers of English

 

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STUDENT INTERACTIVES

Grades   K – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Organizing & Summarizing

Venn Diagram

This interactive tool allows students to create Venn diagrams that contain two or three overlapping circles, enabling them to organize their information logically.

 

Grades   1 – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Organizing & Summarizing

Plot Diagram

The Plot Diagram is an organizational tool focusing on a pyramid or triangular shape, which is used to map the events in a story. This mapping of plot structure allows readers and writers to visualize the key features of stories.

 

Grades   K – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Writing & Publishing Prose

Printing Press

The interactive Printing Press is designed to assist students in creating newspapers, brochures, and flyers.

 

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CALENDAR ACTIVITIES

Grades   7 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  January 29

Poe's "The Raven" was published in 1845.

As Poe's "The Raven" is read aloud, students note their reactions and discuss the changes or development of their first impressions as the poem continues.

 

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PRINTOUTS

Grades   K – 12  |  Printout  |  Graphic Organizer

Venn Diagram, 2 Circles

Students use this graphic organizer to describe similarities and differences between two objects.

 

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STRATEGY GUIDES

Grades   6 – 12  |  Strategy Guide

Close Reading of Literary Texts

This guide provides strategies for choosing text that is appropriate for close reading and to plan for instruction.

 

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PROFESSIONAL LIBRARY

Grades   7 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Book

"But Will It Work with Real Students?" Scenarios for Teaching Secondary English Language Arts

Pedagogical narratives written by secondary teachers and thoughtful responses to these narratives by experienced teachers and teacher educators form the heart of this text.

 

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