Poe's The Tell-Tale Heart Reader's Theater Play

Rated 4.74 out of 5, based on 73 reviews
73 Ratings
Mackowiecki Lewis
Grade Levels
5th - 9th, Homeschool
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14 pages
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Originally published in the October 2008 issue of Scholastic's Storyworks magazine (and later reprinted in Scope, Scholastic News, and my book, Read Aloud Plays: Classic Short Stories), this newly-revised script is true to the original text but is cleverly structured to be more appropriate for middle grade and young adult audiences. It includes the original text, a comprehension worksheet, a "mock trial" activity, as well as teacher notes and a key--fourteen pages in all. Parts for 9 students, suitable for 5th through 9th grade (and adaptable for 4th and 10th), and appropriate for reader's theater, podcast, or a full stage production. (Note, this product used to contain just the original text and mock trial activity, so this is a significant reboot. Keep that in mind when reading the reviews). Be sure also to see my modernized version, Penelope Ann Poe's Amazing Cell Phone, for a kick-in-the-pants compare and contrast activity. Thanks!

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