The Tell-Tale Heart, Poe - Close Reading Unit, Halloween Appropriate

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Grade Levels
7th - 12th, Homeschool
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Loved this product and my students did as well. They were very engaged and really got into determining the reliability of the narrator.


This Close Reading Unit, focusing on the short story, "The Tell-Tale Heart" by Edgar Allan Poe, is perfect to use for a Halloween lesson.

Included you will find:
-Close reading directions
-Full text of “The Tell-Tale Heart”
-After reading questions (with answers included)
-Police report activity
-Unreliable narrator graphic organizer
-Link to youtube video of the story performed by Iggy Pop (it’s truly creepy and the kids love this version)

Students love this story and will have a great time with this lesson.

If you're looking for other close reading resources, check here:

Introduction to Close Reading for Middle and High School

and for a great price: Close Reading Literature Bundle

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Total Pages
12 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
4 days
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