I love teaching "The Tell-Tale Heart" by Edgar Allan Poe, but the complexity of its language left some of my struggling readers (particularly my exceptional learners and my ESOL students) unable to fully access the story. So I rewrote the story for them! It's a full 2 pages (still a respectable reading length for a middle schooler.) It still hits all the same plot points as the original so students who use the simplified can still answer questions about the story just like their classmates. I *tried* to keep some of the Poe style to it as well. My version is several grade levels below the original version.