HORROR BUNDLE: "The Monkey's Paw" and "Masque of the Red Death"

HORROR BUNDLE: "The Monkey's Paw" and "Masque of the Red Death"
HORROR BUNDLE: "The Monkey's Paw" and "Masque of the Red Death"
HORROR BUNDLE: "The Monkey's Paw" and "Masque of the Red Death"
HORROR BUNDLE: "The Monkey's Paw" and "Masque of the Red Death"
HORROR BUNDLE: "The Monkey's Paw" and "Masque of the Red Death"
HORROR BUNDLE: "The Monkey's Paw" and "Masque of the Red Death"
HORROR BUNDLE: "The Monkey's Paw" and "Masque of the Red Death"
HORROR BUNDLE: "The Monkey's Paw" and "Masque of the Red Death"
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  1. This engaging 24-page mega-packet (including the full text and detailed answer keys) can be used in whole or in part to help students connect to the short story, “The Monkey’s Paw,” while practicing the skills necessary for mastery of several Common Core State Standards. The packet includes: • Ful
  2. The ability to closely read and analyze a text is central to mastery of Common Core State Standards. Use Poe’s creepy classic, “Masque of Red Death” to practice these and other critical skills while teaching symbolism, allegory and imagery. This 23-page packet of activities and handouts includes:
  3. Poe's creepy classic is an excellent choice for teaching symbolism, allegory and imagery. Grab your students' attention from the start with this 22-page, fully editable PowerPoint that includes: • Thought–provoking pre-reading journal prompts • Literary terms, definitions and pre-reading activities
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What better way to get your young readers hooked than to scare them silly? This comprehensive bundle includes two classic thrillers along with TONS of engaging activities, handouts and a PowerPoint--all Common Core aligned. Great for Halloween or ANY time of year!

This bundle includes three popular products (also sold separately):


• An overview of lesson objectives, including the Common Core State Standards covered
• Full text of the story so that students can read closely, annotating the text as they go
• Thought-provoking pre- and post- reading journal prompts and discussion questions
• An engaging anticipation guide to activate students’ prior knowledge and introduce themes
• A pre- and post- vocabulary inventory to gauge student understanding of words and monitor growth
• A vocabulary builder graphic organizer to help students connect to and remember new words
• Comprehension questions to ensure students understand key events and characters
• A plot diagram that students can use to summarize the story and identify critical events
• Foreshadowing and Textual Evidence close reading activity and graphic organizer in which students cite passages within the story that foreshadow future events
• A theme activity in which students analyze multiple themes from the story, then connect them to contemporary music of their choice
• An extended thinking activity in which students use creative and critical thinking to create their own wish list along with possible consequences
• Detailed answer keys with everything you need to know to lessen the load


Pre-/Post- Reading PowerPoint:
• Fully editable PowerPoint backgrounder with thought–provoking journal prompts, literary terms and activities (for allegory, symbolism and imagery), vocabulary and definitions, author information, historical context (including links to videos on the Black Plague) as well as comprehension and post-reading discussion questions. (Also included as a PDF to bypass any potential technical issues.)

Close Reading & Literary Analysis Unit:
• Copy of the Story—so that students can mark up the text as they read; organized with numbered paragraphs for quick reference
• Detailed 1-3 Day Close Reading Lesson Plan—enabling students to read with a purpose, extract key concepts, and comprehend at a deeper level
• Symbolism Activity and Handout—to help students identify and analyze important symbols and their significance.
• Room Symbolism and Source Text Activity—students analyze the deeper meaning of Poe’s room colors after exploring Shakespeare’s “Seven Ages of Man” and the Seven Deadly sins.
• Copy of Shakespeare’s “Seven Ages of Man”—including definitions of challenging terms, so students can analyze source materials for the author’s work.
• Imagery Handout—to help students identify imagery and sensory details, analyzing how they help to create mood.
• Fun Theme and Mood Activity—a fun activity in which students act as party DJ, choosing a playlist that reflects the story’s mood and themes and explaining their selections.
• Reader Response Activity—so that students can reflect upon and write about what they learned, citing evidence from the text
• Detailed Answer Keys—to save you time and generally make your life easier

WAIT! WANT AN EVEN BETTER VALUE? This product is part of a SHORT STORY CLOSE READING MEGA-BUNDLE with over 140 pages of meaningful, fun activities--including close reading activities for four classic short stories (these two included)--your students will love!

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Key Words: Halloween stories, scary stories, thrillers, high school Halloween lessons, Edgar Allan Poe, "Monkeys Paw," "The Masque of Red Death," "Masque of the Red Death," symbolism, foreshadowing, allegory, spooky stories, short stories, textual evidence
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