The Tell-Tale Heart Digital Escape Room | Reading Comprehension Game

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Chomping at the Lit
Grade Levels
7th - 11th, Homeschool
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13 pages
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My students loved this resource! They found it very challenging but most completed the tasks within 40 mins. Thanks!
I used this escape room towards the end of a unit on the Tell Tale Heart and my students LOVED it! They were super engaged and enjoyed the challenge of cracking the codes.
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Your students are going to love deciphering and solving puzzles in this creepy, 360° digital escape room. This activity is designed to work for a laptop, tablet, or smart phone. Students will solve a series of clues based on the story “The Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe in order to crack the master lock and escape the room. This game entails reading comprehension skills, finding textual evidence, and making inferences.

Included in this download are teacher instructions, student instructions (digital), the master lock graphic organizer, answer keys, and a reflection sheet (optional).

Check out these fun Escape Room Photo Props to make the experience complete!

PLEASE READ: While using this resource, you must have a wi-fi connection and the ability to access the following sites: Google Forms,,, and Please check that these websites are not blocked by your district's filter before purchasing. Please also ensure your district allows viewing access for Google documents from outside your district before purchase.

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Total Pages
13 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
50 minutes
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to the characters, setting, and plot; provide an objective summary of the text.
Analyze how particular lines of dialogue or incidents in a story or drama propel the action, reveal aspects of a character, or provoke a decision.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including analogies or allusions to other texts.
By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, at the high end of grades 6–8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.


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