The Tell Tale Heart

Readers Theater Scripts Informational Text Support

Connecting classic stories to rhyming readers theater scripts helps create classroom community, reading fluency, and confidence.

Connect themes from The Tell Tale Heart using informational text.

Adding informational text that supports the theme, point of view, setting, characterization, or plot of the story adds rigor and relevance.

Select and print free informational text downloads to reinforce ideas and increase the complexity of insights and perspectives from students.

Summarize what this columnist has to say on the line between insanity and creative genius relative to the story and author.

Learn more about hyperacusis (sound sensitivity) in trying to understand the motives of Poe’s unreliable narrator.

These Informational Text support articles help address the following Common Core Standards:

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  • Analyze how complex characters (e.g., those with multiple or conflicting motivations) develop over the course of a text, interact with other characters, and advance the plot or develop the theme.
  • 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.
  • Evaluate a speaker’s point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric, identifying any fallacious reasoning or exaggerated or distorted evidence.

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