”Tell Tale Heart” Differentiated Close Read
This Common Core aligned lesson includes three differentiated close reading excerpts from Poe’s “Tell Tale Heart”. Each close reading contains an objective, focus skill, and text-based questioning.
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Advanced Close Read: Students complete three readings of the "Tell Tale Heart" text. The first read is done independently, using symbols for active reading. The second read is completed with a partner, and 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 two pictures. The active reading symbols are included, and a cloze paragraph is provided for the text-based question.
Beginner Close Read: The beginner 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.
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