Tell Tale Heart Unit | Edgar Allan Poe | Short Story Unit | Questions

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5th - 8th
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Print and go literacy analysis activities for your next Edgar Allan Poe unit or Tell Tale Heart unit! A full text version of The Tell Tale Heart is included, along with Tell Tale Heart comprehension questions and Tell Tale Heart activities. These Poe themed lesson materials ask students to think deeply about text while practicing elements of literacy analysis. A great addition to a short story unit on classic literature, these short story resources include graphic organizers, projects, questions, and answer keys.

While this unit works anytime of the year, I love to do it around Halloween, and use the completed movie poster projects as spooky hallway displays!

This creative and engaging package includes the following:

⭐Full Text Story and Annotation Activity: A full text version of "The Tell Tale Heart" is included. This includes annotation activities built in to each page. This is great way to have students practice annotation skills and pulling key details from text.

⭐Comprehension Questions: A full page of comprehension questions for the story is included. These ask students think deeply about text and search for text evidence. A full answer key is included.

⭐Story Element Questions: A full page of story element questions is included for the story. These ask students to analyze the text and provide information on setting, protagonist, antagonist, point of view, and more. Students are also asked to provide a short summary. A full answer key is included.

⭐Movie Poster Project: This activity asks students to create movie posters for the story. They must choose modern day actors to play each character, and defend their choices. A great way for students to pull key details from the story and increase understanding! Student examples included!

⭐Tell Tale Heart Graphic Organizers: Several additional graphic organizers to use along with the story are also included.

⭐BONUS ACTIVITY - Edgar Allan Poe Final Essay: A bonus final essay project, with rubric, is included. This essay asks students to pull text evidence from the story to support their answers.


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"There is no better collection of poems and short stories to use around Halloween than those from Edgar Allen Poe. I absolutely love this resource and your students will be so excited. Definitely worth the buy!" -Terry B

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"This unit is extremely useful in helping me to plan my own short story unit. It has everything I need to teach the story, as well as assess students' understanding." -Charlotte R


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