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A Directed Listening-Thinking Activity for "The Tell-Tale Heart"

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A Directed Listening-Thinking Activity for "The Tell-Tale Heart"

Grades 6 – 8
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Five 60-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Che-Mai Gray

Marysville, Washington


International Literacy Association


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Grades   K – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Writing Poetry

Acrostic Poems

This online tool enables students to learn about and write acrostic poems. Elements of the writing process are also included.


Grades   K – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Writing & Publishing Prose

Comic Creator

The Comic Creator invites students to compose their own comic strips for a variety of contexts (prewriting, pre- and postreading activities, response to literature, and so on).


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Grades   3 – 8  |  Calendar Activity  |  October 31

Celebrate Halloween!

Students research information on Halloween, create masks or costumes from a text they are reading, or write a narrative essay describing their best Halloween ever.


Grades   7 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  January 29

Poe's "The Raven" was published in 1845.

As Poe's "The Raven" is read aloud, students note their reactions and discuss the changes or development of their first impressions as the poem continues.


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Grades   K – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Book

What Research Has to Say About Reading Instruction

This respected volume presents a range of research and instructional perspectives in the area of reading.


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