It is important to use this activity BEFORE you read the story because some of the vocabulary is difficult, so if the students complete this activity they will be more familiar with the vocabulary when they read the story.
This activity is used before you start reading the short story " A Monkey's Paw." A triple entry journal is a strategy used to help with vocabulary. The paper is split into three columns. The first column the students are asked to write the word down. The second column the students are asked to write the definition down. In the third column the students are asked to either draw a small picture or write a sentence including the word. This extra exposure will increase student understanding of the vocabulary.