1. Topic-
Poe's "Masque of the Red Death"
2. Content-
Allegory and Symbolism
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1.Think critically about Poe's story.
2.Understand Literary terms: Allegory and Symbolism.
3.Apply Literary terms in group setting.
4. Objectives-
1.Be able to critically analyze Poe's work.
2.Be able to differentiate between Allegory and Symbolism
5. Materials and Aids-
PowerPoint presentation, Youtube video, Computer setup
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

1.Bring a mask into the class room.

B. Development-

1.Powerpoint presentation.
2.Youtube reading.
3.Model creation of an allegory using Poe's symbols.

C. Practice-

1.Use other symbols with the class to create an allegory.

D. Independent Practice-

1.Group work on creating an allegory based on their school day using Poe's symbols in "Masque of the Red Death."

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

1.Relating to other popular texts.

F. Checking for understanding-

1.Guided practice.
2.Group project.

G. Closure-

1.Relate Allegory and Symbolism back to Poe's other works.
2.Relate Allegory and Symbolism to next lesson's text.
7. Evaluation-
1.Group project.

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