"Monkey's Paw" by W.W. Jacobs Task Cards

"Monkey's Paw"  by W.W. Jacobs Task Cards
"Monkey's Paw"  by W.W. Jacobs Task Cards
"Monkey's Paw"  by W.W. Jacobs Task Cards
"Monkey's Paw"  by W.W. Jacobs Task Cards
"Monkey's Paw"  by W.W. Jacobs Task Cards
"Monkey's Paw"  by W.W. Jacobs Task Cards
"Monkey's Paw"  by W.W. Jacobs Task Cards
"Monkey's Paw"  by W.W. Jacobs Task Cards
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Are your students tired of those boring worksheet questions and activities that are usually completed when reading a short story? "Monkey's Paw" by W.W. Jacobs Task Cards are just the solution to break up the monotony of normal class assignments and captivate students’ attention. This CCSS-aligned product contains thirty-six rigorous and engaging tasks that require students to not only think critically when interacting with the text, but also allows them to tap into their creativity.

Students will LOVE the variety of ways that they can create products and written responses to demonstrate their understanding of this classic short story. Teachers will LOVE that these task cards contain tasks that address all the Common Core State Standards for Reading Literature and that each task comes equipped with a list of clear and specific criteria for success. In addition, there are also EDITABLE blank criteria slides that allows you to customize the criteria for success to meet the specific needs of your students.

☞ ☞ This resource covers the following Common Core Standards:
• All Common Core State Standards for Reading Literature 6th-8th Grade

The following files are included in this download:

“Monkey's Paw" by W.W. Jacobs Task Cards: This file contains the PDF and PowerPoint version of this product. There are 36 different tasks includes in this product. Each task comes with two options for criteria: Option #1-Specific criteria has been included for the task that will allow students to know their expectations and be able to self-assess their product or response. Option #2-This is a blank card that allows you to modify or create your own criteria for success to best fit the needs of your students.

The following skills/tasks are included in this product:

☞ Task #1- Author’s Purpose
☞ Task #2- Central Idea
☞ Task #3- Theme
☞ Task #4- Characterization
☞ Task #5- Point of View
☞ Task #6- Time Period
☞ Task #7- Real Life Influences
☞ Task #8- Figurative Language
☞ Task #9- Conflict/Resolution
☞ Task #10- Setting
☞ Task #11- Theme & Development
☞ Task #12- Painting a Picture
☞ Task #13- Plot
☞ Task #14- Objective Summary
☞ Task #15- Compare and Contrast
☞ Task #16- Context Clues
☞ Task #17- Movie Poster
☞ Task #18- Be A Critic
☞ Task #19- Picture It
☞ Task #20- Interview the Author
☞ Task #21- Interview a Character
☞ Task #22- Comic Book
☞ Task #23- Instagram
☞ Task #24- Facebook
☞ Task #25- Twitter Feed
☞ Task #26- Trading Places
☞ Task #27- Likes/Dislikes
☞ Task #28- Rewrite
☞ Task #29- Prequel
☞ Task #30- Sequel
☞ Task #31- Diary of a Character
☞ Task #32- Cover Artist
☞ Task #33- Dear Abby
☞ Task #34- Music to My Ears
☞ Task #35- Morning Announcements
☞ Task #36- Word Cloud Collage

••• It would be a great idea to laminate these task cards for durability or so that students can use a dry erase marker to check off the criteria while they are self-assessing their work.•••


Please be sure to download the preview file to see exactly what you are getting when you purchase this product!

Created by Stephanie M. Icenogle, The Creative Classroom © 2013
All rights reserved by author.
Permission to copy for single classroom use only.
Electronic distribution limited to single classroom use only.


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Total Pages
59 pages
Answer Key
Does not apply
Teaching Duration
90 minutes
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