Day 1

Poe's Poetry Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Understanding Poe—Early Life & Writings

    Kind of Activity:

    Long-term Project


    Students will be able to: conduct brief research about different events in Poe’s life; discuss how these events may have impacted his writing of the poetry read for this lesson; present their findings to the group

    Common Core Standards:

    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10.1, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.9-10.1, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.9-10.2


    Literary critics have long believed that Poe’s writings were influenced by the emotional impact of events in his own life, which strongly shaped his worldview. In this activity, which will continue throughout the unit, students will do brief research on...

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