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This Common Core Short Story Activities Product uses the Common Core standards and contains 3 Short Responses and 4 Activities for "The Monkey's Paw." With this EASY-TO-USE packet, you can practice with your students, so they will feel more confident analyzing short stories and preparing for state assessments. Give yourself a breath of fresh air with this NO PREP curriculum that integrates test prep within the teaching of literature.
This product includes the following:
4 Reading Activities with Teacher Keys (Characterization Graphic Organizers, Imagery Impact Graphic Organizer, and 1-Sentence Summaries Activity)
3 Sample Short Responses with Rubric
Answer Keys and Explanations for ALL answers
Covers Theme/Central Idea, Words/Phrases, Citing Evidence, and Complex Characters
*These activities are also located in the The Monkey's Paw by W. W. Jacobs: Common Core Reading Test Prep Lesson Pack; also included in the lesson pack are 2 quizzes, keys, and answer explanations for the short story as well as a lesson plan. See below.
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Strategies that could be used during or after reading (but are not a part of this pack) are SOAPSTone (Speaker, Occasion, Audience, Purpose, Subject, and Tone), SBAC (Scan, Brainstorm, Analyze, Confirm), SPAUTS (Speaker, Purpose, Audience, Universal Idea, Theme, Strategies), FSA (Firm Up Your Ideas, State Your Reasons, Assess the Truth), ACE (Answer, Cite, Explain), etc.