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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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Daniel Reyes

February 07, 2017

The definition for scantlings in the vocabulary sheet, although technically correct, is in fact a different meaning than the one on the text. Poe used it to mean "the dimensions of timber and stone used in building" (Taken from the Merriam-Webster dictionary). Other than that, my kids loved the activity. Thank you so much


Shannon Reyes

October 29, 2014

Fantastic lesson! I know it is garnered to younger students but I am teaching in an ESL somewhat bilingual school so this worked out for even my 9th graders. Plus I scheduled it during Halloween week and they are so creeped outby the story which is what I kind of wanted to do lol. Anyhow the lesson is going great but I am also working with the theme of figurative language with them in this story so it has really great! Thank you for laying it out really well. I am still a new teacher and there are times when the creativity isn't working in my brain that well. Fantastic lesson! I can't wait to tweak it a little for next year!


ar bi

September 08, 2014

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March 29, 2012

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February 15, 2012

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mesha johnson

February 15, 2012

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M. Willekens

March 02, 2010

My students really enjoyed this series of lessons. I felt that the students were able to respond to literature in a very creative way. I also enjoyed the rubric that came with the lesson.



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