The Tell Tale Heart by Edgar Allen Poe Short Story Unit

Grade Levels
8th - 11th
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50 pages
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  1. Edgar Allen Poe Short Story unit Bundle is an exciting, and engaging short story unit for students at the secondary level. Poe does not fall short when it comes to psychological thrillers that include: "The Pit and The Pendulum", "The Masque of the Red Death", "The Tell Tale Heart", and "The Cask of
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The Tell Tale Heart by Edgar Allen Poe short story unit, is a distance learning lesson that includes multiple worksheets, activities, and so much more. The artist, Hinds, adds an entirely new layer of bone chilling engagement with images to go with dialogue. Your learners will enjoy the rigor and creativity of these engaging activities built from best teaching practices. The idea is to keep your lesson planning journey easy, so you can focus on your expertise.


  • Warm-up: Paper Dance Party
  • Graphic organizers: How to Read a Graphic Novel
  • PowerPoint presentation: How to Read a Graphic Novel
  • Plot Structure Diagram Activity
  • Questions (newly learned elements: gutters, dialogue bubbles, panels, etc.)
  • Text With Graphics
  • Comprehension Questions
  • Character Activity
  • Activity Choices
  • Examples of Student Activities
  • Costa's Question Cues Activity
  • Comprehension Questions
  • Vocabulary Matching

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Total Pages
50 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Acquire and use accurately a range of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college and career readiness level; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when encountering an unknown term important to comprehension or expression.
Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases by using context clues, analyzing meaningful word parts, and consulting general and specialized reference materials, as appropriate.
Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.


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