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Common Core Close Read:
This activity was carefully crafted to require students to dig deep into literature analysis through the reading of "The Monkey's Paw". There are 32 close read questions, and an answer key is also included.
Students are asked to practice skills aligned with CCSS such as : using evidence, making inferences and connections, identify examples of author's craft, summarizing, etc.
You can use this in a variety of settings. You might have students read with partners, small groups, or assign particular pages for h.w. Either way, it is a great way to have students close read a text that also happens to be an exciting, suspenseful reading experience!