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The Tell-Tale Heart Reading Comprehension Test Quiz and Essay Questions

Grade Levels
8th - 10th, Homeschool
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Pages
22 pages
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This lesson is aimed to help comprehension and analysis of Edgar Allan Poe’s short story “The Tell-Tale Heart”. This quiz has fifteen multiple-choice questions as well as two open-ended essay questions that will require students to analyze the story at higher levels of cognition. The questions are purposely ordered to begin at the lower levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy and progressively work up the levels with each successive question. Includes links to free printable story text, videos, and answer key. Editable Word document!

Objectives/US Standards (SUGGESTED) (From Corestandards.com):

Students are expected to:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.6
Analyze a particular point of view or cultural experience reflected in a work of literature from outside the United States, drawing on a wide reading of world literature.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.10

Read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.1
Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

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Total Pages
22 pages
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
45 minutes
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Standards

to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.
Assess how point of view or purpose shapes the content and style of a text.
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.
Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.

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