This formative is about "The Tell-Tale Heart" by Edgar Allan Poe. It is similar to a hyperdoc, as it pulls in a variety of sites. There is a short video of the Simpson's parady for the students to compare and contrast. There is also an animated version of the story included in the formative. Before assigning, make sure that the links work. Enjoy!
Click here to read the story. (The story is on an interactive site. Click on "Poe the Writer" on the left side of the screen. Be sure to click on "My Tell Tale Heart." Begin the interactive on the right side of the screen.)
What caused the narrator to attack the old man? (Please answer in complete sentences.)
Summarize the story using only three well-written sentences.
Name at least two differences between Poe's original story and animated version (1953) in the video above. Why do you think the director made the choice to change the original material?
In both Poe's story and the Simpson's parody, something causes both the narrator and Lisa to reveal their big secret. What causes them to do so? Compare their experiences. Be sure to answer in complete sentences using your best academic grammar.
Return to the site containing the story or check out the one embedded in the Formative. Find three facts about the author that you find interesting and type them below. Don't forget to write in complete sentences and use your best academic grammar.
Check out the site below (or click here) to read more stories or to learn more about the author!
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