I have created a reading packet where students will read "The Tell-Tale Heart" by Edgar Allan Poe and build skills in vocabulary, indirect characterization, and analyzing a narrator's reliability.
Students will start both lessons practicing finding the meaning of a 'vivid vocab' word in context, then students will move into a pre-reading engagement activities. Next students will take notes on indirect characterization and how to analyze a narrator's reliability.
I have also created an easy-to-use graphic organizer for students to annotate examples of indirect characterization on day's 1 and 2 of the reading.
Each day's lesson will also conclude with a scaffolded exit tickets that push students to make a claim and use evidence in support.
All materials are ready to print. I have taught this lesson 5-6 or times, and students loves reading this story while working through this packet.