This classic tale of horror is fun and engaging any time of year. Thorough analysis of "The Tale of the Monkey's Paw" in this fifteen-page lesson packet for middle and high. Pre-reading activity sheet. Visual dictionary. Sequence organizer. Analysis worksheet - 20+ questions focused on the elements of fiction. Multi-learning styles.
Before, during, and after reading reflections can be used for individual assessment or in a small group. Probing questions assessing students' mastery of literary devices, inference, and providing textual evidence - all of which promote deep-level thinking.
Please note that the story of "The Monkey's Paw" is available in short story and play versions and that this lesson works perfectly with both. :)
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