These activities are based on the short story "Monkey's Paw" by W.W. Jacobs. The story introduces the concepts of irony and superstition. There are comprehension/discussion questions for the students as a class, literature circle, or individual to answer. There is also a graphic organizer for the elements of literature. I think you will love this because it allows students to analyze the story and puts all of the elements in once place for them. This also includes a writing assignment (see the preview) in which students can choose between three different topics related to the story, and a talk show format assignment that includes students as a class acting as the characters.
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