Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe - 8 Day Common Core Aligned Unit Plan

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This is a 8 day, 63 page Common Core aligned unit plan for "The Tell-Tale Heart" by Edgar Allan Poe. It is aligned to 8th grade standards, but is appropriate for grades 8-10. This unit focuses on making evidence-based inferences and argumentative writing. Students close read, discuss, and answer text-dependent questions citing evidence; analyze the mood and tone of the story; write a short formal analysis of the mood/tone; analyze the narrator's guilt by collecting evidence; write a 5 paragraph argumentative essay citing evidence to prove the narrator guilty of murder or insanity; take a final inference test (PARCC-style). This is a great unit to teach around Halloween!

This unit has everything you need to teach! Ready to go! Includes answer keys when appropriate.

This unit includes:
-Daily lesson plans with standards, objectives, materials needed, and explanation of activities
-Anticipation Guide
-Vocabulary Task Cards with answer key
-Prediction exit ticket
-Full "Tell-Tale Heart" text, numbered by paragraph for easy citing
-8 Text-Dependent Discussion Questions with answer key
-Mood & Tone Analysis Sheet with answer key
-Mood & Tone Exit Ticket
-Mood & Tone Sort with answer key
-Choice of 2 Differentiated Written Analysis Prompts with Graphic Organizers
-Rubric for Written Analysis
-Insanity Plea Activity with answer key
-Insanity Plea Strongest Evidence Graphic Organizer
-"Says, Means, Matters" Evidence Graphic Organizer with sample answer
-Argumentative Essay Outline, rough draft, and final draft sheet
-Peer Revision Sheet
-Peer Edit Sheet
-Grading Rubric
-15 question Final Inference Test
-Answer Key for Final Inference Test

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Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe - 8 Day Common Core Ali
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Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe - 8 Day Common Core Ali
Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe - 8 Day Common Core Ali
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