The Tell-Tale Heart: Comprehension and Suspense Analysis

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8th - 9th, Homeschool
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9 pages
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The Tell-Tale Heart: Comprehension and Suspense Analysis
This is a complete lesson plan and student materials for comprehending Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Tell-Tale Heart” and analyzing how Poe builds suspense in the story. The lesson begins with students rating their level of agreement with several themes and topics in the text. Then, there is a mini-lesson on how authors build suspense.
Next, students either listen to an audio recording or read the text, noting parts that are suspenseful. Then, students answer comprehension questions about the text, finding evidence to support their answers. Finally, students analyze how Poe builds suspense in the text.
This lesson is designed for a 90 minute class period and aligns to CCSS standards RL 8.6 and RL 8.1.
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9 pages
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Teaching Duration
90 minutes
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Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
Analyze how differences in the points of view of the characters and the audience or reader (e.g., created through the use of dramatic irony) create such effects as suspense or humor.
Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

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