The Raven - A Modern Adaptation (Beginning)

The Raven -  A Modern Adaptation (Beginning)
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The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe

The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe

Lesson Plans by Rebecca Ray

"The Raven" is one of Edgar Allan Poe's most famous works. The poem takes place just after midnight on a December evening. A depressed man is sitting in his library, drifting in and out of sleep as he reminisces about Lenore, his dead lover. Suddenly, he hears a knock, but sees nothing on opening his door. Startled, he convinces himself it was only the wind against the window. He goes to the window to let in fresh air, and a raven swoops in, who perches above the door.

The Raven Modern Day

Parody, Satire, and Modern Adaptation

By Jonathan Ayer and Rebecca Ray

Writing parodies of literature requires critical thinking and acute literary analysis. Help your students create parodies and modern adaptations!

Traditional Storyboard Layout

Traditional Storyboard Layout

Lesson Plans by Anna Warfield

A storyboard is a graphic organizer that uses images to tell a story. Originally, drawings on separate pieces of paper that told a story were pinned to a board to serve as reference for animators, filmmakers, and more. Walt Disney and Howard Hughes were some of the first to use this process. The traditional storyboard is a perfect start for digital storytelling, creating graphic organizers, and helping students visually reinforce their learning.

The Raven

Storyboard Description

The Raven - A Modern Adaptation example of parody. Teach parody and satire by creating comics!

Storyboard Text

  • Once upon a night so stormy, while I wandered with my homies,
  • With a pile of hero comics, from ages now long yore,
  • I felt a tiredness quite sapping, and went home, to start my napping.
  • When out of nowhere, came a scratching, scratching at my bedroom door. I told myself, "It's just a rat", scratching at my bedroom door; just a rodent, nothing more.
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  • scratch, scratch, scratch
  • Quickly then I did remember, Uncle Pete in last December, who had ignored the noisome scratching, that came at his basement door.
  • scratch, scratch, scratch
  • I took up my Maglite, fading, its batteries, they need replacing, and forced myself up to the door...
  • scratch, scratch, scratch

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