This is a 3-5 day, 2 page culminating project for "The Tell-Tale Heart" by Edgar Allan Poe. It is aligned to 8th grade standards, but is appropriate for grades 7-10. This project focuses on making evidence-based inferences and argumentative writing. Students are asked to determine if they find the defendant (the narrator) guilty or not guilty by reason of insanity. First the collect evidence for both sides. Then, they choose their side and develop their argument. Finally, they conduct their trial!