Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart" MOCK TRIAL (Argumentative Writing Practice)

Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart" MOCK TRIAL (Argumentative Writing Practice)
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This was one of my 8th graders' favorite activities we did all year. You can complete it in as little as two class periods or as long as a week.


- Teacher Instructions and Lesson Plan(s)

- "Day Of" handout

- PowerPoint with student instructions

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Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.
Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.
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