Edgar Allen Poe

September 7, 2017

"Villains! Tear up the planks! It is the beating of his hideous heart!" Edgar Allen Poe is the perfect way to start the school year! Students in Language Arts  read the "The Tell-Tale Heart" and used details from the story to create their own tale. In groups, students had to create movie posters, place themselves in the story and tell it from their point of view, invent a recipe for evil stew, and write a letter to the chief asking him or her to release the killer or keep him in jail. Using their creativity, students were able to understand the story, rewrite the story, and also make connections with the characters.