Poe's The Raven Activities

Instructor: Angela Janovsky

Angela has taught middle and high school English, Business English and Speech for nine years. She has a bachelor's degree in psychology and has earned her teaching license.

Looking for creative activities to engage and motivate your students while reading ~'The Raven~'? This lesson does just that by providing interesting opportunities for deeper analysis of the poem.

''The Raven''

Reading Edgar Allan Poe's ''The Raven'' in your English class? Want to ensure your students appreciate the beautiful spookiness of the poem? Then you have come to the right place.

Poe's most famous poem has appealed to people of all ages for many years. If you want to make sure your students experience the fascination many others have gotten from the poem, use engaging and imaginative activities to push your students to a deeper analysis of the poem.

Creative Activities

As a teacher, you can easily read this poem with your class, discuss the major concepts and themes, and then move on. However, establishing opportunities which allow your students to process the material in a more creative manner will push them to dissect the poem further. This will lead to more appreciation for not only this work, but also ones to be read in the future.

In all, you can use class activities to help your students discover new ways of analyzing literature.

Artistic Activities

This first section focuses on activities that require artistic skills. Every class has visual learners and students with creative talents like drawing. Allowing those students opportunities to showcase those skills will make your classroom more engaging.

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