ERIC Number: EJ934079
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-May
Abstractor: As Provided
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.
Descriptors: Fairy Tales, Grade 8, Teaching Methods, Writing Assignments, Language Arts, Middle School Students, Middle School Teachers, Story Reading, Vocabulary Development, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Art Activities, Creativity, Electronic Publishing, Web Sites, Internet, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Cooperative Learning, Childrens Literature
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 8; Middle Schools
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