Teaching the Short Stories of Edgar Allan Poe

In today’s episode of the Teaching ELA Podcast, I discuss several short stories by perhaps the most popular American short story writer ever, and certainly one that resonates with young scholars. Let’s talk about the short stories of Edgar Allan Poe. Today, we’ll discuss classics, such as “The Cask of Amontillado,” “The Black Cat,” “The […]

Point of View Lesson Plans and Five More Short Stories for Teaching Point of View in Literature

My “Secret Life of Walter Mitty” lesson plans were a big hit. The world’s greatest teachers came from throughout the world to congratulate me. Then I dusted off some point of view lesson plans I borrowed from the guy who’d been teaching since 1972 but refused to retire. It was a disaster. Nobody learned a […]

Teaching Short Stories: Coronavirus Panic Edition

Most of you are probably teaching from somewhere other than a classroom full of students. If you’re looking for short stories that get you through the chaos, you’ve found them. Short Stories in the Time of Coronavirus “Masque of the Red Death” by Edgar Allan Poe. “The “Red Death” had long devastated the country. No […]