"The Tell-Tale Heart" Unit with Creative Strategies for Collaboration

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If you are looking for something different from worksheets and recall-level assessment, then this "Tell-Tale Heart" unit is for you!

The chief focus is on determining whether the narrator committed murder because he is a psychopath or because he is delusional.

The unit begins with a series of schema-building collaborative activities including
* anticipation guide evaluating sane vs. insane actions [strategy: opinion stations for discussion]
* informational text on the belief in the Evil Eye [strategy: ReQuest (reciprocal questioning)]
* character motivation chart requiring text-to-world connections [strategy: cooperative learning groups]
* 11 red flags of psychopaths, plus true-crime video on Ted Bundy (link to video provided) [strategy: conversation roundtable]

These activities are followed by a collaborative poster project and carousel presentation as formative assessment.

After reading and watching Poe's short story, students apply the schema in the following activities:
* PowerPoint presentation to introduce and reinforce the concepts of criminally-insane psychotics vs. psychopaths [strategy: whole-class and cooperative learning groups]
* Cornell notes on story elements in "The Tell-Tale Heart"
* evidence-sorting activity requiring students to determine if the Narrator is a criminally-insane psychotic or a cold-blooded psychopath
* Pre-AP alternative task which has students join Team Defense, Team Prosecution, or the Jury to prove that the Narrator is either a criminally-insane psychotic or a cold-blooded psychopath
* formative assessment quiz

This unit can be followed by my ACT Aspire style argumentative writing task:
Link-argumentative writing task

If you like this product, check out my "Tell-Tale Heart" vocabulary unit:
Link-"Tell-Tale Heart" vocabulary unit

Total Pages
81
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Teaching Duration
2 Weeks

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"The Tell-Tale Heart" Unit with Creative Strategies for Co
"The Tell-Tale Heart" Unit with Creative Strategies for Co
"The Tell-Tale Heart" Unit with Creative Strategies for Co
"The Tell-Tale Heart" Unit with Creative Strategies for Co