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

Grade Levels
7th - 12th, Homeschool
Formats Included
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12 pages
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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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Reading Response Task Cards
Total Pages
12 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
4 days
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