1. This program begins with a brief introduction to Edgar Allan Poe
2. Students will then read select poems by Edgar Allan Poe. These poems include "To Helen," "Alone," "Annabel Lee," "Eldorado," and "Evening Star." For younger students, a Poe Museum staff member will read aloud the poems, answering any questions about difficult vocabulary. For older students, we will have a "pop-corn" reading of the poems. Students will also write down instance of imagery within the poems.
3. Students will then create their own artwork (drawings, poems, watercolors, etc.) inspired by the imagery in Poe's poetry.
4. Students will showcase their creations to 1. show how everyone created something different and 2. showcase the link between literature and art.
1. Students will be introduced to the life and legacy of Edgar Allan Poe.
2. Students will demonstrate reading and listening skills.
3. Students will identify imagery within the poems.
4. Students will demonstrate their comprehension of poems the by creating an illustration based on the poem that displays a scene or a visual summary.
5. Students will exercise their creativity by crafting unique illustration.
6. Students will begin to develop an understanding of perspective (i.e. how people can approach the same topic differently) by viewing the work of their classmates. Students will also link the connection between art and literature.
Virginia Standards of Learning: English K.1, K.2, K.7, K.8, 1.1, 1.2, 1.7, 1.9, 2.1, 2.2, 2.4, 2.7, 3.1, 3.4, 3.5, 3.8, 3.9, 4.1, 4.4, 4.5, 4.7