Tell-Tale Heart Edgar Allan Poe short story non-fiction multimedia PDF & Google

Laura Randazzo
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Grade Levels
6th - 9th, Homeschool
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  • Multimedia
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9-page PDF + media links + Google Drive version of student handouts (uneditable)
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Laura Randazzo
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Description

Use “The Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe to teach your students the elements of literary analysis, get them thinking deeply about the gothic short story’s text, and provide opportunities for real-world connections to this grisly story via a high-interest informational text/article about a criminal’s successful use of the “not guilty by reason of insanity” defense. This two-day lesson includes step-by-step suggestion procedures (great to leave for a sub), a full-text copy of the public domain story, a 10-question deep-thinking exercise (with detailed answer key, of course), and a real-world informational text activity to engage and challenge your students. As a bonus, also included is a 16-minute high-quality audio version of “The Tell-Tale Heart” and an 8-minute classic animation of the story (links provided).

This product downloads as a 9-page PDF and includes Google Drive versions of all student handouts.

Interested in more materials to round out your study of Edgar Allan Poe?

Click here for print/post-and-teach author biography research assignment on Edgar Allan Poe's life

Click here for an interactive multimedia lesson for Poe’s “The Raven” that includes a Faux Poe creative writing assignment

Click here for a lesson featuring a grotesque non-fiction tie-in to a study of Poe’s short story, “The Black Cat”

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Cover image credit: Pixabay, Public domain

Total Pages
9-page PDF + media links + Google Drive version of student handouts (uneditable)
Answer Key
Included
Teaching Duration
2 days
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Standards

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By the end of grade 9, read and comprehend literary nonfiction in the grades 9-10 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.By the end of grade 10, read and comprehend literary nonfiction at the high end of the grades 9-10 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
Analyze various accounts of a subject told in different mediums (e.g., a person’s life story in both print and multimedia), determining which details are emphasized in each account.
Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
By the end of the year, read and comprehend literary nonfiction at the high end of the grades 6–8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

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