Teaching ELL Students in an ELA Classroom: Edgar Allan Poe in Espanol

It is impossible to say how first the idea entered my brain; but once conceived, it haunted me day and night. Object there was none. Passion there was none. I loved my students. Many had wronged me. Many had given me insult. For their praise I had no desire. I think it was their future! […]

Quotes from Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Tell-Tale Heart” for Teaching Literary Criticism

Teaching literary criticism requires finding evidence in the story you’re critiquing. It makes sense, therefore, that writing a “Tell-Tale Heart” literary criticism requires important quotes from “The Tell-Tale Heart.” You can also use these quotes for this literary quotes assignment. And since a lot of these quotations deal with Poe’s fascination with death and the […]

The Tell-Tale Heart Movie with a Lesson Plan

Here’s a good little lesson for tricking students into analyzing “The Tell-Tale Heart” theme. A Case for Getting Rid of Cable and Learning “The Tell-Tale Heart” Theme We don’t have cable in my house, so I spend my summers watching old movies of literary masterpieces and share them with you, my fellow teachers and lovers […]