The Mysterious 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.
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Divide and Conquer: Assign an article from Clue Set 2 to each member of your group for them to read and add evidence that is given for each possible theory to the Poe Evidence Analysis Page.
The Cross Curricular Proficiencies aligned to this activity include:
Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects based on focused questions, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.
Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, assess the credibility and accuracy of each source, and integrate the information while avoiding plagiarism.
Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
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.
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.
Learners gather information appropriate to the task by: 1. Seeking a variety of sources.
Learners adapt, communicate, and exchange learning products with others in a cycle that includes: 1. Interacting with content presented by others. 2. Providing constructive feedback. 3. Acting on feedback to improve. 4. Sharing products.
Learners develop and satisfy personal curiosity by: 1. Reading widely and deeply in multiple formats and write and create for a variety of purposes.
Learners identify collaborative opportunities by: 1. Demonstrating their desire to broaden and deepen understandings. 2. Developing new understandings through engagement in a learning group. 3. Deciding to solve problems informed by group interaction.