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Eighth Graders Study Poe Classic

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Eighth Grade students in Mrs. Marshall’s Language Arts class read the Edgar Allen Poe classic, “The Tell-Tale Heart.”

They concluded their unit of study by conducting a mock trial for the story’s narrator—charging him with first degree murder--and playing the roles of judge, jury, witnesses, courtroom artist, and prosecuting and defense attorneys.
The students did a great job of using the story’s text as courtroom evidence. They got into the project by also bringing in props to represent the characters in the story.
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