Have you ever wanted to read "The Monkey's Paw" with your class but knew your students would be put off by the archaic language? Then this is perfect for you!
The chilling classic is adapted to make it accessible to less advanced readers and ESL students. It also makes a fine story for the regular ELA classroom.
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 a 5-day lesson plan 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 intermediate English Language learners (spanning 13 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 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.
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 browsing, and have fun teaching!
ELA = Fiction, Conflict, Questioning, Setting, Details, Inferencing, Character, Irony.
Grades = 6+
English as a New Language Level = Intermediate +
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