This is a packet to accompany Edgar Allan Poe's classic short story, "The Tell-Tale Heart." It includes vocabulary and an anticipatory question for before reading, a plot diagram and other during reading activities, and an after-reading activity that has students design a movie poster with a tag line for a movie version of the story. An answer key is also included.
Different than other packets that simply ask students comprehension questions, this activity actually has students process what they've read and analyze the details. This packet is a great review of elements of fiction and figurative language, including simile, metaphor, onomatopoeia, irony, and repetition.
I usually print this off as a pamphlet--students can open it up and access two pages simultaneously. Students are also less likely to "lose" the pamphlet. (I don't know why. Perhaps they view a pamphlet more like a book, which needs to be "taken care of", and stapled copies like homework.)
Full text of "The Tell Tale Heart" is widely available on the internet for free, and is included in many literature anthologies as well.