Why Should You Read Poe? – A TED-Ed Lesson

Halloween is a little more than a month away. It is during these next five weeks that a lot of students will be introduced to the work of Edgar Allan Poe. A new TED-Ed lesson examines what made Poe’s macabre work timeless classics.

In Why Should You Read Edgar Allan Poe? students can learn about Poe’s guiding principles for writing, the recurring themes of his work, and the personal factors in his life that contributed to his writing. Find the complete lesson here or watch the video as embedded below.

Here are a couple of other Poe-related resources:

Introduce The Pit and the Pendulum to students is through Flocabulary’s rap of the story. That video is embedded below.

Here is an animated telling of Edgar Allen Poe’s Tell Tale Heart.


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