The Tell Tale Heart Activities | Comic Book Project | Edgar Allan Poe

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6th - 9th
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A great resource for student engagement for what can be a difficult text. I will continue to use it.
Loved giving students a comic strip as a choice in the lessons. Most students chose this option and loved it. Great resource!


Your students will transform Edgar Allan Poe's "Tell Tale Heart" into a comic book! Two comic book templates are included with this product: a comic book template with the "Tell Tale Heart" narrative included or a blank comic book template for students to write their own narrative. Both serve as an excellent assignment for reviewing the plot of Edgar Allan Poe's "Tell Tale Heart".


  • "Tell Tale Heart" Comic Book Cover Page: A comic book cover page is included for students to color and write their name.

  • "Tell Tale Heart" Comic Book Template- Narrative Included: The first template is four pages long and includes the narrative for "Tell Tale Heart". In order to complete the assignment, students add illustrations and dialogue to a total of ten comic book scenes. The scenes cover the entire plot of a "Tell Tale Heart" in a summarized version with contemporary language.

  • Blank Comic Book Template: The blank comic book template works well for advanced students that want to create their own version of a "Tell Tale Heart" comic book. The blank comic book template includes ten comic book scenes that span across four pages.

  • Examples: A completed comic book is provided to give you an idea of what the final product might look like.


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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.
Analyze the structure of texts, including how specific sentences, paragraphs, and larger portions of the text (e.g., a section, chapter, scene, or stanza) relate to each other and the whole.


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