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The Monkey's Paw - 2 Level Adapted & Simplified Texts: Perfect for ENL ESL EFL

Grade Levels
5th - 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
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9 pages
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Two much simplified versions of the Halloween classic! Choose the language level and length that best fits your students.

This file is just the text (adapted at two different levels). This same text is also available as a student handout with extensive activities, vocabulary support, ELA guidance, graphic organizers and images. It is also available as a handout in an even simpler version for ENL beginner students.

Have you ever wanted to read "The Monkey's Paw" to your class but knew your students would be put off by the archaic language? Then this is perfect for you!

The chilling story is adapted to make it accessible to less advanced readers and ESL ESOL students. It also makes a fine story for the regular ELA classroom. These adaptations contains all of the plot points of the original, but in far more comprehensible English. Perfect for tiered instruction and differentiation!

More great materials for your students:

Be sure to check out my Halloween products for nonfiction, an original short story, plus the classic "The Monkey's Paw". They are all for beginner ESL students, and there is a great value bundle containing the whole lot of them. If you're looking for fun activities, nonfiction, a short story for Christmas ("The Little Match Girl") and the New Year, take a look at my Christmas and New Year materials. I also have a series of short stories that will engage your students at any time, while teaching grammar and vocab. Enjoy and have fun teaching!

Total Pages
9 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
45 minutes
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