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 […]

Teaching Irony with These Short Stories

In today’s episode of the Teaching ELA Podcast, I discuss several short stories for teaching irony: “The Necklace,” “The Interlopers,” “The Machine that Won the War,” “The Blue Hotel,” and “The Cask of Amontillado.” I’ve got an emergency lesson plan you can get on the board right now. And if there’s one short story involving […]

Teaching Conflict with Short Stories

In today’s episode of the Teaching ELA Podcast, I discuss several short stories with a focus on conflict: “The Most Dangerous Game,” “To Build a Fire,” “The Monkey’s Paw,” “Through the Tunnel,” and “Harrison Bergeron.” I’ve got an emergency lesson plan you can get on the board right now involving conflict. Takeaways Everyone can connect […]