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Short Story The Monkey's Paw Literary Analysis Print and Digital

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6th - 10th, Homeschool
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Description

PRINT & DIGITAL options! Your students will love this delightfully creepy short story. It's perfect for practicing literary analysis, foreshadowing, point of view, and irony with your middle school and high school students. By the end of the unit, students will have written a literary analysis response.

Here's what teachers are saying about this unit:

  • "An AWESOME unit. This resource is put together really well and was really easy to use."
  • "MY KIDS LOVED THIS!!!!! We have been having so much fun with it."
  • "This was the perfect no-prep resource for teaching The Monkey's Paw."
  • "Great resource that is easy to implement and puts the students' thinking skills to work as they read."

Reasons to love this unit:

  • Print and digital versions - perfect for any learning environment
  • paper version, Google Slides, and PowerPoint
  • The unit has everything you need to start teaching -- including the story.
  • Your students will love it! (My students couldn't stop talking about it!)
  • Can be used for emergency sub plans as well.
  • More practice of those literary analysis skills - students will be guided through writing a literary analysis response to the story.

This is what you'll get with this digital and print resource:

  • PDF copy of "The Monkey's Paw" by W. W. Jacobs. This text is in the public domain. QR Code and URL link included on student pages.
  • One copy with vocabulary marked, one without.
  • Daily lesson plans
  • Pre-reading student survey
  • Comprehension questions
  • Comprehension quiz (self-checking in digital version!)
  • Vocabulary study
  • Plot diagram
  • "Big Picture" graphic organizer
  • Analyzing literature -- point of view
  • Character analysis cards for interactive skits
  • Understanding characters graphic organizer
  • Foreshadowing
  • "Try It" cards -- challenge students to write using foreshadowing
  • Fate & Cosmic irony
  • "Write About It" prewriting, graphic organizer for an argumentative essay
  • "Revise Your Draft" page
  • Writing rubric
  • Teacher Checklists
  • Answer Key
  • Ready to print and teach...Just Add Students

Digital version includes all of the above!

Plus a self-checking comprehension quiz.

Please be sure to take a look at the preview to see all the goodies in this resource!

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Total Pages
70+
Answer Key
Included with rubric
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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Standards

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By the end of grade 9, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, in the grades 9-10 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.By the end of grade 10, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, at the high end of the grades 9-10 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone (e.g., how the language evokes a sense of time and place; how it sets a formal or informal tone).
Analyze how complex characters (e.g., those with multiple or conflicting motivations) develop over the course of a text, interact with other characters, and advance the plot or develop the theme.
Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze in detail its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text.
Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

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