The Monkey’s Paw: 24 Pages of Common Core Aligned Activities & Printables

The Monkey’s Paw: 24 Pages of Common Core Aligned Activities & Printables
The Monkey’s Paw: 24 Pages of Common Core Aligned Activities & Printables
The Monkey’s Paw: 24 Pages of Common Core Aligned Activities & Printables
The Monkey’s Paw: 24 Pages of Common Core Aligned Activities & Printables
The Monkey’s Paw: 24 Pages of Common Core Aligned Activities & Printables
The Monkey’s Paw: 24 Pages of Common Core Aligned Activities & Printables
The Monkey’s Paw: 24 Pages of Common Core Aligned Activities & Printables
The Monkey’s Paw: 24 Pages of Common Core Aligned Activities & Printables
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This engaging 24-page mega-packet (including the full text and detailed answer keys) can be used in whole or in part to help students connect to the short story, “The Monkey’s Paw,” while practicing the skills necessary for mastery of several Common Core State Standards. The packet includes:

• Full text of the story so that students can read closely and annotate the text as they go
• Thought-provoking pre- and post- reading journal prompts and discussion questions
• An engaging anticipation guide to activate students’ prior knowledge and introduce themes
• A pre- and post- vocabulary inventory to gauge student understanding of words and monitor growth
• A vocabulary builder graphic organizer to help students connect to and remember new words
• Comprehension questions to ensure students understand key events and characters
• A plot diagram that students can use to summarize the story and identify critical events
• Foreshadowing and Textual Evidence close reading activity and graphic organizer in which students cite passages within the story that foreshadow future events
• A theme activity in which students analyze multiple themes from the story, then connect them to contemporary music of their choice
• An extended thinking activity in which students use creative and critical thinking to create their own wish list along with possible consequences

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WAIT! WANT AN EVEN BETTER VALUE? This product is part of a SHORT STORY CLOSE READING MEGA-BUNDLE with over 140 pages of meaningful, fun activities--including close reading activities for four classic short stories (this one included)--your students will love!
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Common Core Standards Covered:
• CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10.1 Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
• CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10.2 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.
• CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10.4 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).
• CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.9-10.9 Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.

Answer keys are included.

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Keywords: Monkey's Paw, The Monkey's Paw, "The Monkey's Paw," short story, short stories, horror stories, Halloween stories, suspense, W.W. Jacobs, close reading
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