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ERIC Number: EJ934079
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-May
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0094-0771
Expressing Yourself Poe-etically
Gillespie, Joanne S.
Middle School Journal (J3), v42 n5 p40-47 May 2011
Middle grades teachers should create meaningful learning activities involving stimulating literature and interesting composition prompts. This article describes a unit in which eighth graders read short stories by Edgar Allan Poe. Using multiple learning and teaching approaches, they expanded their vocabularies, responded artistically to "The Tell-Tale Heart," wrote creative paraphrases, and analyzed stories in class discussions and blogs. The culminating activity was to alter a fairy tale or other well-known children's story to make it sound as if Poe wrote it.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 8; Middle Schools
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A