The Masque of the Red Death Complete Common Core Unit  with Symbolism
This text pairs well with other short stories by Edgar Allen Poe like the “Tell- Tale Heart” for an awesome Halloween themed mini-unit. You can also pair short stories with nonfiction resources such as “The Masks We Wear.” Look for more resource at our store.

Although the month of October also has ties to breast cancer awareness, domestic violence, and bullying, the major themes of this unit is empathy and economics. Students will focus on the symbolism in Poe’s allegory before connecting the theme to nonfiction texts.
This resource includes:
Teaching tips and tricks.
CCSS alignment document
Daily print-and-teach learning guides Word wall images
Struggling reader support Embedded formative assessments
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Created: Oct 5, 2016

Updated: Feb 22, 2018

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