"The Tell Tale Heart" Escape Room for Grades 7-10 ELA

"The Tell Tale Heart" Escape Room for Grades 7-10 ELA
"The Tell Tale Heart" Escape Room for Grades 7-10 ELA
"The Tell Tale Heart" Escape Room for Grades 7-10 ELA
"The Tell Tale Heart" Escape Room for Grades 7-10 ELA
"The Tell Tale Heart" Escape Room for Grades 7-10 ELA
"The Tell Tale Heart" Escape Room for Grades 7-10 ELA
"The Tell Tale Heart" Escape Room for Grades 7-10 ELA
"The Tell Tale Heart" Escape Room for Grades 7-10 ELA
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Engage grades 7-10 ELA students with "The Tell Tale Heart" by Edgar Allan Poe Escape Room. Can students piece together the plot and find the Old Man's heart to avenge his killer? Find out with this escape room!

To implement this escape room, arrange students into groups of approximately four students each. Give each group a detective file and hide the five clues in designated spots around the classroom.

Your students will

  • Work to do a close reading of the text
  • Unlock the meaning of vocabulary in context
  • Answer questions to test figurative language knowledge
  • Work to piece together the plot

Directions are clear and easy to follow. Simply print, hide the clues, and watch your students fully engage in the text!

Included in this escape room:

  • 6 clues
  • "The Tell Tale Heart" full text broken into sections that align to each clue
  • Detective Badges
  • Caution banner pieces
  • Edgar Allan Poe posters to decorate your room
  • Step by step, easy to follow directions

This escape room is a blast and can be used on Halloween, as part of a short story unit, to review skills, or just for fun!

Check out my escape room bundle for ELA:

Escape Room Bundle

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Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases by using context clues, analyzing meaningful word parts, and consulting general and specialized reference materials, as appropriate.
Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.
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.
Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.
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36 pages
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1 hour
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