Unsolved Cases:

The Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe

The Unsolved Mystery of the Death of Edgar Allan Poe

Essential Question: What is most important in this text? How can I tell? What questions should I ask about the text?

Enduring Understanding: Accomplished researchers employ strategies to help them research information.


STANDARDS

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.W.7

Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects based on focused questions, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.W.8

Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, assess the credibility and accuracy of each source, and integrate the information while avoiding plagiarism.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.W.9

Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.6.8

Trace and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, distinguishing claims that are supported by reasons and evidence from claims that are not.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.6.1.A

Come to discussions prepared, having read or studied required material; explicitly draw on that preparation by referring to evidence on the topic, text, or issue to probe and reflect on ideas under discussion.


Assessment: Write a persuasive argument explaining the most convincing theory of how Edgar Allan Poe died at the age of forty.

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