Character Development in "The Tell-Tale Heart"

This Character Development in "The Tell-Tale Heart" worksheet also includes:

Yes. Make up your mind to use this reading comprehension resource with your readers. You need not be nervous, not even a little nervous. An answer sheet is provided.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Have several class members practice and then read the paragraphs in a manner that emphasizes the insanity of the narrator
  • Continue reading the entire story, noting more examples of how Poe crafts the character of the narrator
Classroom Considerations

  • The worksheet can be used as a practice set, or to assess how well readers can analyze an author's use of dialogue to reveal character
  • Designed to meet Common Core standards, the worksheet provides good practice for all readers

  • The first two paragraphs of Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart" are included as is an answer key

  • The exercise assumes readers are familiar with how diction and syntax are tools used to develop characterization
Common Core