The Tell-Tale Hearts of Writers: Exploring the Lives of Authors Through Their Literature


  • Aug 9 2010 11:12 PM

    Mary Kay Monson


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In this lesson, students use a piece of literature by and an article about Edgar Allan Poe to investigate the relationship between word choice and the reader's mood and interpretation of a piece of writing. Each student then creates a visual display that examines a favorite writer through biographical information, analysis of quotations about the author and his or her works, and interpretation of a piece of the author's writing. This lesson is found on the New York Times Learning Network.

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    Topics and Grades

    Grade: 6 to 12

    Topics: Vocabulary & Spelling, Reading Comprehension, Grammar, English-Language Arts, Literary Analysis


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    Grouping: Large Group Instruction

    Teaching Method: Discussions