Note: Some of my products have some “out there” ideas. Make sure to look at the preview before purchasing. Everyone's classroom is unique and while these lessons work within my classroom, that may not be the case in another’s room.
"See my lonely life unfold; I see it everyday."
-The Ballad of Dwight Fry by Alice Cooper
When one purchases this affordable and innovative mini-lesson, their students will dive deeper into the cryptic mind of Edgar Allan Poe than ever before. Introducing "Getting to Heart of The Tell-Tale Heart." This step-by-"creaking" step lesson is sure to engage your students into one of Mr. Poe's most enduring tales of woe and tragedy.
This unique mini-lesson includes:
4-7: Core Standards Met
8: Connecting the Heart to the Mind
9 – 12: Diagnose (words and themes)
13: Vocabulary Crossword
14-18: Look Closely (**)
19-23: The Tell-Tale Heart text
24-28: Getting to the Heart of the Matter
29: Piecing It Together (**)
30-31: Claim It and Own It
32: This Moves Me (**)
33: Famous Last Words
34: Paragraph of Woe
35-39: Test of Evermore
40-41: See My Lonely Life Unfold - Creative Writing
42-44: Answer Key
Frame 45: References
These easy-to-follow, yet challenging activities will allow your students to think outside the box (utilizing visual thinking techniques). The entire story is even included in the presentation! So, let your students flourish in the melancholy world of Edgar Allan Poe!
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