I haven't decided if there will be a week two or if we will move on to another author. Whatever we decided to do, I'll share it here.
We're going to start the week with the Tell-Tale Heart and The Pit and the Pendulum.
Here is a study guide for Tell-Tale Heart and one for The Pit and the Pendulum from Schmoop.
Here is a Poe learning guide - also from Schmoop. It includes a biography, timeline, facts and quotes.
A funny adaptation of Tell-Tale Heart on YouTube:
And you can watch a mini biography on Poe:
The Pit and the Pendulum in rap form:
After those two, of course we'll be reading The Raven.
Here is an interactive study source. It's pretty cool!
"This unit lets users view each stanza of the poem, pointing out Poe's use of some common literary devices. By moving the mouse over the highlighted words, users can learn more about Poe's use of these devices: Alliteration, Assonance, Internal Rhyme, and Vocabulary throughout the first half of the poem." Teachersfirst.com
Here is the summary of The Raven: