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

Grade Levels
6th - 11th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
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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. There is an annotated text included via a Google Slides link to encourage students to practice note taking and identifying areas they might be confused.

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

Check out these other close reads available in my shop:

The Yellow Wallpaper

The Lottery


Sound of Thunder

Lord of the Flies

Barn Burning

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80 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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