Use the short story, “The Black Cat” by American Gothic/Dark Romantic writer Edgar Allan Poe, to teach your students the elements of literary analysis, get them thinking deeply about the text, and provide opportunities for real-world connections via an actual newspaper article/activity detailing a similar crime.
This internet scavenger hunt helps students discover the complicated life of Edgar Allan Poe. The hunt serves as a great introductory activity for a Poe unit. It is simple, but requires research skills and higher level thinking.
He's so good at flying that I wonder if maybe the skills he struggles more with - the skills Leia is better at than pilot Hans or fighter Luke - are the skills Poe admires most, since they seem most difficult to achieve.
Socratic seminar is an excellent and engaging way for students to practice higher order thinking skills. This 62-slide PowerPoint resource with printables is a Socratic seminar featuring the poem Annabel Lee by Edgar Allan Poe. The resource includes a well-organized protocol for conducting a formal discussion or Socratic seminar based on Poe's poem.