This playlist consists of 7 videos examining Edgar Allan Poe’s The Tell-Tale Heart. These videos will help students use the text to support their analyses. Additionally, these videos will help students determine the theme and central idea of the text by analyzing its development throughout. The videos also provide insight into the authors’ choices regarding the structure of the text. Course Hero also provides free resources like study guides and infographics at the link below. For a list of Common Core State Standards addressed, see below.
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Common Core State Standards The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe
Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze in detail its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text.
Analyze how an author’s choices concerning how to structure a text, order events within it (e.g., parallel plots), and manipulate time (e.g., pacing, flashbacks) create such effects as mystery, tension, or surprise.