This product is for Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Fall of the House of Usher” and consists of reading comprehension questions and a gothic literature analysis graphic organizer.
1) To activate students’ prior knowledge on gothic literature, students will participate in a carousel brainstorming activity.
2) Students will define academic vocabulary for the short story “The Fall of the House of Usher.”
3) Students will read the full story “The Fall of the House of Usher” by Edgar Allan Poe and complete the reading comprehension questions.
4) Students will analyze the literature after reading. Using textual evidence, students will fill out a graphic organizer identifying and explaining gothic motifs and elements in “The Fall of the House of Usher.”
5) Answer keys provided.
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