Poe's The Tell-Tale Heart Unit Plan: lessons, activities, and more!

Poe's The Tell-Tale Heart Unit Plan: lessons, activities, and more!
Poe's The Tell-Tale Heart Unit Plan: lessons, activities, and more!
Poe's The Tell-Tale Heart Unit Plan: lessons, activities, and more!
Poe's The Tell-Tale Heart Unit Plan: lessons, activities, and more!
Poe's The Tell-Tale Heart Unit Plan: lessons, activities, and more!
Poe's The Tell-Tale Heart Unit Plan: lessons, activities, and more!
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What better story to teach suspense than Edgar Allan Poe’s masterpiece, 'The Tell-Tale Heart'? This story is one of my all-time favorites and students agree. I love to teach this story in October since it fits right in with the Halloween festivities!

This is a week-long unit plan designed to thoroughly teach 'The Tell-Tale Heart' while keeping students engaged and interested in the content. Throughout the week students closely read and analyze the story with a focus on suspense. In addition, students collect text evidence to support the reader's sanity and insanity. They must refer to the legal definition of sanity as they write a persuasive piece on whether or not the narrator is sane. My students always love this activity because it challenges their assumptions.

What's Included:
✔ Unit Plan (PDF)
✔ Answer Keys (PDF)
✔ ‘The Tell-Tale Heart’ story in easy to read format (PDF)
✔ Mini Lesson on Suspense (PDF + PowerPoint + Google Slides)
✔ Pre-reading Vocabulary (PDF)
✔ Close Reading Questions (PDF)
✔ Focus on Suspense Questions (PDF)
✔ Trial of the Narrator: Use Text Evidence to Prove Sanity or Insanity (PDF)
✔ The Verdict: Persuasive Writing (PDF)

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