The Tell Tale Heart Unit | Print & Digital | Close Reading | Full Text

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Literacy in Focus
Grade Levels
6th - 9th
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28 Printable Pages/ 31 Digital Pages/ 1 Google Form
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I was very happy with this resource! The differentiated texts helped my lower-level readers understand tone.
I thought this was great. It worked really well for my resource and inclusion English 8 kids. Thank you! So helpful!


Use this standards-based unit to introduce students to Edgar Allan Poe’s classic short story, “The Tell-Tale Heart.” This resource is packed with activities your students will love, including audio support! Everything you need for a comprehensive and engaging unit is included in printable and digital formats! Printable PDF and digital Google Drive versions are included.

Included With Your Purchase:

  • Teacher's Guide
  • "The Tell-Tale Heart" Full Text with Audio Support  
  • Introductory Activity
  • Inference Practice
  • Vocabulary Activity
  • Comprehension Questions
  • Tone & Mood Differentiated Close Reading
  • Symbolism Activity
  • Study Guide
  • Cumulative Unit Assessment

Great for 6th, 7th, 8th, or 9th grade!


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"I can't brag enough on this product. My Sped students enjoyed this activity and it made it easier to differentiate my lessons. I was able to build student knowledge and extend learning for my gifted students." 

"I loved this resource! It was perfectly differentiated for my inclusion class. All students could understand the story on their needed level.  I will for sure use this next year." 

"Completing close-reading activities has proved difficult this year. So many of my students read well below grade level, and it's difficult to support them during distance teaching/learning! This activity allowed me to provide support for students that struggle with vocabulary and analytical writing. 10/10"

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28 Printable Pages/ 31 Digital Pages/ 1 Google Form
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.
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 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.


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