The Raven - Edgar Allan Poe - 4 Detailed Lessons

In this resource you will find, 4 detailed lessons on Edgar Allan Poe’s The Raven.

This includes lesson on:

  1. Prediction using posters/fan art of the poem and exploring colour symbolism, themes, characters and narrative.
  2. Understanding narrative including a keyword mix and match, poem overview, reading of the poem (youtube links not owned by me!), comprehension and analysis questions, a narrative plotting task for each stanza using high level vocabulary and transformation task which requires students to turn the opening of the poem into a description.
  3. Analysis of the poem and key stanza including stanza 1, 2, 4, 7 13 and 18 - complete with detailed teacher notes and copies of analysis questions for student task.
  4. Exploration of symbolism generally and within the poem including symbolism of ravens in detail and analysis task of symbols used within the poem.
  5. Lessons conclude with several GCSE style poetry/literature questions which could be set as homework or used in the lessons - these are not scaffolded but simply an addition to the resource.

This resource also includes an A3 worksheet for the poetry stanza by stanza task and a copy of the poem itself.

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Created: Dec 5, 2020

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