Edgar Allan Poe Unit: technology style

I’m in the midst of teaching an Edgar Allan Poe unit focusing on the analysis of the features of mystery, horror, and suspense. It’s the first time I’ve taught the unit. Luckily, my colleagues before me made the unit with great bones. I’ve created the lessons using technology for a few reasons:

  • differentiation
  • gain student interest, and therefore engagement
  • allow students to work at their own pace
  • motivate students to work on extension activities

Feel free to copy any and all of the lessons below. They are using Google Docs and DocentEDU mainly.

1: Horror, mystery, suspense: terms and example clips with questions



2: Psychology of Fear Article



3: FEAR Article (5 basic fears)



4: “The Raven:



5: “The Tell-Tale Heart”


6: Sidequests (extension activities)



Author: karinhogen

I teach middle school language arts and run an Edtech company, DocentEDU, on the side. Every day is an adventure in my classroom with technology!

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