The Masque of the Red Death Mini-Unit with Symbolism
This mini-unit features two weeks of Common Core-aligned print and teach lessons and a free instructional powerpoint for Edgar Allen Poe's short story "The Masque of the Red Death."

For paired informational texts (history and science) get the full unit in our store!

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” like we did in the extended bundle for a powerful look at contemporary issues

The major theme of this unit is empathy. So if you focus on character and academic education, this is the unit for you. Students will focus on the symbolism in Poe’s allegory as they explore indifference.

This resource includes:
-Teaching tips and tricks.
-CCSS alignment document
-Daily print-and-teach learning guides
-Word wall images
-Differentiated text
-Scaffolded instructional materials
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Created: Oct 6, 2016

Updated: Feb 22, 2018

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