The Tell Tale Heart Short Story Unit
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 will: 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; and take a final inference test. Great for Halloween!
This unit has everything you need to teach! Includes answer keys when appropriate.
This product includes:
•Daily lesson plans
•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
•15 question Final Inference Test
•Answer Key for Final Inference Test
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