Readings on Edgar Allan Poe’s Death: Focus on Nonfiction Skills & Argument. This one week to two week long lesson on Edgar Allan Poe, one of America's greatest authors, focuses on the nonfiction skills of synthesize, paraphrase, compare and contrast, and evidence. The lesson culminates with an argument essay on the cause of Poe's death. Supports for struggling readers and writers included.
The mystery of Edgar Allan Poe's death is investigated with this exciting CSI activity! Start with the exploration through Poe's troubled past in original handouts and a Background Information Sheet. Then go through a powerpoint presentation with specific (strange!) information about his death while the students fill out his Death Report.