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CLASS

DATE

Graphic Organizer for Active Reading
The Tell-Tale Heart
Edgar Allan Poe

Pupil’s Edition page 201

Sneak Preview
When you watch a movie preview, you form ideas about what the movie will be like. You can preview a story in the same way by examining the title and illustrations. In each frame below, write an impression that you receive from the title, illustrations, and opening quotation of “The Tell-Tale Heart.”

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1. Write down two questions you’d like to have answered as you read the story.

2. After reading the story, answer your questions on the lines below.

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Graphic Organizers for Active Reading

Elements of Literature

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CLASS

DATE

Spelling Worksheet
The Tell-Tale Heart
Edgar Allan Poe

Pupil’s Edition Page 201

Spelling Words with Consonant Blends
Consonant blends are combinations of letters that are sounded together. Most occur at the beginning of words or syllables, and many come from the Anglo-Saxon side of our linguistic heritage. Study these words with consonant blends from “The Tell-Tale Heart.” blank

blood
breathed

crevice
dragged
fluently

growing
premises
presence

presently
slight
stalked

stifled
strides
trying

Exercise A
Write the spelling word from the list above by adding consonants to the vowels already in place in each item. Circle each consonant blend that occurs at the beginning of the word. 1.

a

e

2.

e

e

3.

i

e

4.

e

i

5.

ue

6.

e

e

7.

o

8.

i

9.

y
i
i

10.

e

y
e
e

ea

e

Exercise B
Write the spelling words that belong in each group below.
one-syllable words

two-syllable words

three-syllable words

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13.

2.

9.

14.

3.

10.

15.

4.

11.

5.

12.

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Spelling and Decoding Worksheets

Elements of Literature

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CLASS

DATE

Words to Own
The Tell-Tale Heart
Edgar Allan Poe

Pupil’s Edition page 211

Related Meanings
For each group of words below, cross out the word whose meaning or part of speech is different than the Word to Own. The Word to Own is in boldface type. EXAMPLE:

a. vexed

b. uneasiness

c. troubled

d. bothered

Vexed, troubled, and bothered are all verbs meaning “disturbed.” Uneasiness is a noun meaning “a state of being uncomfortable or disturbed.”
1. a. dull

b. acute

c. keen

d. sensitive

2. a. annoyed

b. irritated

c. vexed

d. soothing

3. a. sagacity

b. understand

c. wisdom

d. intelligence

4. a. standstill

b. abstained

c. refrained

d. delayed

5. a. cautious

b. wary

c. careful

d. slowly

6. a. polish

b. raw

c. grace

d. suavity

7. a. audacity

b. boldness

c. nerve

d. politeness

8. a. forcefully

b. coldly

c. vehemently

d. passionately

9. a. gestures

b. motion

c. wild

d. gesticulations

b. contempt

c. mockery

d. silliness

10. a. derision

Study the similarities between the Word to Own and the word to the right. Then circle the letter of the word that matches the meaning of the boldfaced suffix. 1. derision

depression

3. vehemently

quietly

a. like

a. condition

b. state of

b. one who does

c. person who does

c. full of

d. study of

d. in a specified manner

2. audacity

captivity

4. vexed

granted

a. in
b. without

b. characterized by

c. state of being

c. caused to be

d. full of

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a. past tense

d. related to

Words to Own
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