Distance Learning Short Story The Monkey's Paw Close Reading Writing

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  1. The short story, The Monkey's Paw, is a great story to introduce students to the horror genre. The close reading lesson includes 57 slides, a teacher copy with answers and rubrics, and a blank student copy. The assessment is a TpT Digital Activity students can complete on any device from anywhere, p
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The short story, The Monkey's Paw, is a great story to introduce students to the horror genre.

This lesson includes working with:

- Literary Devices

- Vocabulary

- Inferences

- Theme

- Plot

- Characters

This lesson includes : (with rubrics)

- Argument Writing

- Creative Writing

- Inquiry-based Research Writing Project

In addition to the "blank" student copy, there is a slideshow version, teacher's copy with detailed answers, and rubrics for every writing assignment. The slideshow is accessed through a link on the student copy of the Lesson Introduction.

The activities in this lesson hit most of the Common Core State Standards for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade Reading Literature and Writing.

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57 pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, assess the credibility and accuracy of each source, and integrate the information while avoiding plagiarism.
Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects based on focused questions, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.
Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and to interact and collaborate with others.
Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.


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