• Students will be able define symbolism or imagery, identify the literary technique and how it impacts the audience.
  • Students will understand how Poe’s work reflects his historical and cultural perspective.
  • Students will write, review and edit a creative piece while considering the task, purpose and audience.

Missouri Learning Standards

  • Explain how themes reflect historical and/or cultural contexts. (8.RL.3.C)
  • Evaluate how an author’s work reflects his or her historical/cultural perspective. (11-12.RL.3.C)
  • Review, revise, and edit writing with consideration for the task, purpose, and audience. (9-10.W.3.A.a)
  • Analyze the representation of a subject in two different artistic mediums, including what is emphasized or absent in each treatment (11-12.RI.3.A).

Kansas Learning Standards

  • Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences. (W.7.12, W.8.12, W.9-10.12, W.11-12.12)
  • Compare and contrast a fictional portrayal of a time, place, or character and a historical account of the same period as a means of understanding how authors of fiction use or alter history (RL.7.9)
  • Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading. (RL.11-12.10)
  • Compare and contrast a text to an audio, video, or multimedia version of the text, analyzing each medium’s portrayal of the subject (e.g., how the delivery of a speech affects the impact of the words). (RI.7.7)


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