Step 1: First, determine who you will work with. Choices are: group of 3, group of 2, or by yourself.
Step 2: Determine which blog-publishing service you will use to create your blog. Some suggestions are: Blogspot/Blogger, Wordpress, Medium, Ghost, Weebly, Wix, Squarespace, Drupal, Joomla, Tumblr, Typepad, and Xanga.
Step 3: Design your blog SOMEHOW so that it reflects the THEME, which is EDGAR ALLAN POE. Furthermore, you will need to give an *explanation* for your choice of design in your last post. Rules are: a) You need to have at least 1 but no more than 3 illustrations (or pictures) to each post. b) Make sure you use proper citation (i.e. MLA) in all your writings. c) If you are working in groups, make sure everyone is contributing equal amounts of effort into the assignment.
Step 4/Post 1: In your own words, explain, summarize, or tell me about Poe's life. Be creative, but don't do anything obscene.
Step 5/Post 2: Select your favorite work from Poe. Then write a paragraph about its meaning or your interpretation of its meaning. (Side note and tip: Accuracy and "being right" is not important. Be honest. However, be original, have fun and take calculated risks. You are allowed to be free and expressive in your thinking and interpretations.)
Step 6/Post 3: Write a paragraph about a LESSON you can learn from Poe's LIFE.
Step 7/Post 4: Write a paragraph about a LESSON you can learn from ONE of Poe's WORKS.
Step 8/Post 5: Answer the question "What made Poe special, unique, or important to English literature?".
*Suggestion/tip: The more original you are in your answer, the better your answer will be graded. You will not be counted off for taking risks in your answer; you will be counted off for simply not doing the work. You are encouraged to use the literature that you've read from our study of Poe (or outside sources!) as proof or support in your explanations and writings.
Step 9/Post 6: Answer the question "Would you consider Poe to be a success or flop?".
Step 10/Post 7 & Last Post: This is the place where you will put all your bibliography/references. Additionally, you will add a paragraph briefly explaining your choice for the design and how it reflects the theme, Edgar Allan Poe. Additionally, please let me know who did what in any group work (i.e. who wrote the posts, who chose the pictures, who decided on design, etc.).