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For Further Consideration

The following are curriculum extensions to further your study or interest in the topic we
covered today.
Find out more about Edgar Allen Poe here at PBS American Masters:
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/americanmasters/edgar-allan-poe-about-edgar-allan-
poe/681/

An interactive version of Poes The Raven:


http://teachersfirst.com/lessons/raven/start.cfm

Edgar Allen Poe has developed what can only be described as a cult following.
Explore some of the images and ideas associated with his work on
Pinterest:
https://www.pinterest.com/search/pins/?q=edgar%20allen%20poe.
Create your own Edgar Allen Poe Pinterest board.

Watch an animated anthology of Poes work in Extraordinary


Tales on Netflix: https://www.netflix.com/title/80062933

Read Gordimers short story Once Upon a Time


(https://archive.org/stream/GordimerOnceUponATime/Gordimer_Once_Upon_a_Ti
me_djvu.txt) and Poes short story The Pit and the Pendulum
(http://www.ibiblio.org/ebooks/Poe/Pit_Pendulum.pdf). Write a compare and
contrast essay where you address how individuals react to fear. Doe the main
characters react in the same way? Does fear lead them to the same or a different
end? How is violent imagery used by the authors to convey fear?

Did you like Poe? Here are some other works to dig into:

o Annabel Lee: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/44885/annabel-lee


o For Annie: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/44887/for-annie
o To My Mother: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/55569/to-my-
mother-56d2374c0d434
o The Cask of Amontillado: https://poestories.com/read/amontillado
o The Tell-Tale Heart: https://poestories.com/read/telltaleheart
Communique:

Topic: Edgar Allan Poe published the poem The Raven in 1845. It instantly became a
popular poem in the genre of Romanticism.

Outcomes:
Students will:
Read the poem The Raven aloud.
Analyze and discuss literary elements such as allusion, symbolism, tone, and
figurative language.
Practice applying the I Notice framework to poetry.
Understand how Poes work fit into the Romantic era.

Standards:
Reading 2.0 - Reading Comprehension - Read and understand grade-level-
appropriate material. Describe and connect the essential ideas, arguments, and
perspectives of the text by using their knowledge of text structure, organization, and
purpose.
Reading 3.0 Literary Response and Analysis - Read and respond to historically or
culturally significant works of literature. Begin to find ways to clarify the ideas and
make connections between literary works
Written and Oral English Language Conventions 1.0 -Write and speak with a
command of standard English conventions appropriate to this grade level