A few weeks ago, I posted a little note on Facebook about the anniversary of the poem “The Raven”, by Edgar Allan Poe and it was really popular. We did a reading here, but the language of the poem was a bit too much for my daughter, so I started to “translate” as we went. I thought that anyone who is a fan of Poe might want a similar tool to share these works with a younger audience. Most Poe unit studies are intended for high school students.
So here is my little unit study on “The Raven“. There is a 6 page printable of the poem, with the original alongside a more standard English version that will help kids (and parents?) follow the tale better. I also have a few extra pages: a notebooking page for Poe, a list of good vocabulary words to look up and a word search puzzle.
And if you want a light-hearted narration for your kids to watch, try the Simpson’s version. It’s basically word-for-word the original poem, with a few d’ohs thrown in.