Comparison and Contrast - Two Short Stories

Printer Friendly Version
Grade Level
Middle School
Subject
Literature
Length of Time
1 hour
Description

For this lesson, students will write a comparison and contrast paper about two short stories they read by Edgar Allan Poe.

This can also be done in class and as a homework assignment.

Goals

Students will learn:
About two short stories by Edgar Allan Poe
About writing a comparison and contrast paper

Materials Needed

Short Stories by Edgar Allan Poe
Notebook paper
Pencils and Erasers or Pens and White Outs

Procedure

First, you will need to have students choose two short stories by Edgar Allan Poe.

They need to think about setting, characters, themes, and plots as they read their short stories and take notes.

After that, they need to write a paper comparing and contrasting the two short stories that Edgar Allan Poe wrote.

When they have completed their paper, you can collect them and grade them.

The students can do this as a class assignment or as a homework assignment since they have stories to read and a paper to write.

Grading

You can grade the students on how well they understood what they read and wrote in their papers. You can also grade them on grammar, punctuation, sentence structure, and paragraph structure.

Navigation
Sponsored Links
Lesson Plans
Lesson Plan Subjects
Similar Lesson Plans
  • The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allan Poe
    In this lesson, students will choose one of the elements: character, theme, or setting and write an essay. They can read the story and take notes in class and write the essay for homework if you...
  • Literary Analysis - 451 Fahrenheit
    In this lesson, the students will write a literary analysis of the book, Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. You will need to explain to the students about writing a literary analysis before they begin...
  • Giving an Oral Book Report
    In this lesson, students are to give a book report on their favorite book. They will also submit a written book report. This lesson will take more than one class period. It depends on how many...
  • King Arthur - How He Became King
    This lesson is about King Arthur. It covers the section, "The Winning of Kinghood," in the book, "The Story of King Arthur and His Knights" by Howard...
  • Persuasive Drawing
    In this lesson, the students will read The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien and write down specific facts as to why they liked that particular book. They need to write facts that will help them write a...