This PPT presentation of the TellTale Heart acts as an introduction to the short story. The PPT and story are themed around the student becoming a CSI agent to determine the intent of the stories narrator - is he insane, or was he justified committing themurder of the old man?
It includes a brief "crime" synopsis, QuickWrite Activity that engages higher order thinking, and graphics that interest and excite students to become "CSI Thinkers!".
There is a CSI package that goes in conjunction with the PPT and story also available.