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The Monkey's Paw - 2-Level Adapted Text Bundle - ESL Halloween Fun!

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6th - 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
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28 pages
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    This is a bundle of two text levels of The Monkey's Paw, plus activities and lessons - they assign straight to Google Classroom (with no prep!) via TPT Digital.

    The two levels cover Beginner to Advanced ESL students and ELA classes. Perfect for differentiated or tiered instruction! The package also comes with the original text

    Tackle vocabulary and ELA critical thinking -- including inferencing, irony and literary elements -- with the story, bundled lesson ideas, six reusable graphic organizers and activities! Also includes 5-day lesson plans ready to submit.

    This two-part story is part of a collection of high-interest material specifically designed by an experienced ESL/ELA teacher for ENL, ESL, ELL students. It is short enough for beginner English Language learners (spanning 10 core pages of text, graphics and questions), yet contains meaningful content and engaging activities that are sure to provoke discussion. ELA concepts are embedded throughout the text. additional lesson plan suggestions are included.

    The 10- or 13-sided handout can be copied for your class. The images can be displayed on a screen, if you have one. You can expand the story into a mini-unit with the extra graphic organizers. The vocabulary is geared towards ESL learners.

    You get:

    • The two-part story with artwork. The language of the story has been simplified for ELLs, but it follows the original story exactly. You could spend anywhere from a single period to a week on the story.
    • Activities including vocabulary and writing. (Note the vocabulary is aimed mainly at English Language Learners.)
    • Ideas for teachers — what to do before reading, during reading and after reading.
    • Extension project ideas.
    • Two grids for retelling the story as a comic - with cut out and glue speech bubbles and sequence words.
    • A 3 page graphic organizer to teach character with a portrait frame and STEAL analysis.
    • A film strip graphic organizer for teaching setting.
    • A scary story Pumpkin graphic organizer to analyze what makes a story scary.
    • The original version of the story for advanced students.
    • A 5 day lesson plan (Word Doc) ready for submission, modified for both beginner and intermediate levels. Includes aims, objectives, activities, and summarizers.
    • Answer key.
    • TPT Digital versions so you can assign straight to Google Classroom.

    More great materials for your ELLs:

    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!

    ELA = Fiction, Conflict, Questioning, Setting, Details, Inferencing, Character, Irony.
    Grades = 6+
    English as a New Language Level = Beginner and up
    Estimated length = Five hours, plus (depending on how many of the additional exercises you use, such as the setting or character handouts.)
    Answer key included

    File Type = PDF (Lessons plans in Word format for modification)

    Total Pages
    28 pages
    Answer Key
    Teaching Duration
    1 Week
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    to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
    Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
    Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
    Analyze a case in which grasping point of view requires distinguishing what is directly stated in a text from what is really meant (e.g., satire, sarcasm, irony, or understatement).
    Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including words with multiple meanings or language that is particularly fresh, engaging, or beautiful.
    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.


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