For students, English is mandatory; for me, it's a passion. Driven to unlock in my students the joy I find in English language and literature, I strive to make interesting lessons based on topics students tell me they love, and throw as much creativity into the mix as I can to stave off boredom for everyone.
Given the new GCSE specifications, this unit is designed to tap into 19th century literature; specifically, by E.A. Poe. Made with a backwards design approach, the continuous PowerPoint begins with the intended outcome, and leads students through various lessons that will prepare them for success on the final assessment. All handouts and activities have been included, and focus on: context and Poe's strange life, the use and importance of foreshadowing as a technique, the effect of punctuation, story-specific vocabulary, and structuring an essay response using multiple PEE paragraphs.