The Monkey's Paw Concentration Card Game Vocabulary Review for Middle School

Grade Levels
6th - 9th
Resource Type
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19 Pages
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This concentration card game for The Monkey's Paw by W. W. Jacobs provides students an engaging way to learn and review the difficult vocabulary needed to understand the story. Perfect for stations or as a team review game. Included you will find:

  1. Teacher's Notes with printing instructions
  2. 30 Vocabulary Words in two lists with and without definitions
  3. Concentration/Memory Card Game Rules with two options for differing difficulty levels
  4. 60 Concentration Cards (30 words and 30 definitions)

Have students match the vocab word with the definition to collect cards to win the game! Students will completely forget they are studying vocabulary while playing concentration. Understanding the language of W. W. Jacobs' story is key to feeling the suspense that is so craftily woven in. Don't let the unfamiliar words get in the way of your students' enjoyment of this classic short story.

Divide the deck up to create stations of review with your students. The deck contains 60 cards (30 vocab terms and 30 corresponding definitions) so it can be divided in two decks of 30, three decks of 20, or even six decks of 10 depending on your table space and how many stations you would like to create!

This is not digital resource. It is intended to be printed and played as a physical game in the classroom.

Looking for a lesson to add to your suspense unit? Click Here!

You may also like theseEdgar Allen Poe Task Cards as a stations activity!

Total Pages
19 Pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
30 minutes
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