The Monkey's Paw Context Clues & Dictionary Practice Story Questions

The Monkey's Paw Context Clues & Dictionary Practice Story Questions
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Looking for a little extra practice with context clues and dictionary work? These handy questions focus on the short story "The Monkey's Paw," leading students through practice with context clues and using a dictionary (connotation, denotation, affixes, root words) work, using vocabulary from the short story itself. These questions are a great addition to your "The Monkey's Paw" unit, and work well for students who need a little extra practice working with context clues, inference, and multiple meanings! 12 questions in all; includes Answer Key.

Use with our Comprehension and Analysis Questions and Book versus Movie Comparison for a completely standards-aligned mini-unit for "The Monkey's Paw!"


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Verify the preliminary determination of the meaning of a word or phrase (e.g., by checking the inferred meaning in context or in a dictionary).
Identify and correctly use patterns of word changes that indicate different meanings or parts of speech (e.g., analyze, analysis, analytical; advocate, advocacy).
Use context (e.g., the overall meaning of a sentence, paragraph, or text; a word’s position or function in a sentence) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grades 9–10 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.
Distinguish among the connotations (associations) of words with similar denotations (definitions) (e.g., bullheaded, willful, firm, persistent, resolute).
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