Meet the needs of ALL students with this differentiated close reading for Edgar Allan Poe's "Tell Tale Heart”. Using this resource, your students will have an opportunity to analyze and understand Poe's use of tone and mood! The close reading passages allow you to concurrently instruct at all levels of student proficiency. Each close reading is standards aligned and provides an objective, skill focus, and text-based questioning.
This resource can be completed on paper or online with laptops, Chromebooks, tablets, or any device that supports Google Slides. The included Teacher's Guide includes access to the link that will allow you to make your own copy of the resource for use in Google Classroom/Google Drive.
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- Teacher's Guide: The Teacher's Guide includes helpful tips for implementing the lesson. Common Core standards that align with this lesson are also listed.
- Advanced Close Read: Students complete three readings of the "Tell Tale Heart" text. The first reading is done independently, using symbols for active reading. The second reading is completed with a partner. Students work with vocabulary, identifying meaning using context. The final reading of the text focuses on tone and mood, requiring students to highlight words and phrases that contribute to both.
- Intermediate Close Read: The intermediate close reading is set up much like the advanced, but the "Tell Tale Heart" excerpt is shorter and contains a picture. The active reading symbols are included, and a cloze paragraph is provided for the text-based question.
- Emerging Close Read: The emerging close reading further scaffolds the lesson. The active reading symbols are provided, vocabulary is bolded, and students are required to write a one-sentence summary based on the "Tell Tale Heart" excerpt provided.
- Answer Keys: Student answers will vary throughout each of the close readings, but possible answers have been included for use as a reference or if a substitute is completing the lesson with your students.
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