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"The Monkey's Paw" by W.W. Jacobs: A Short Story Lesson

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This short horror story about a strange talisman which brings sorrow to a family will keep your students reading. This lesson will take one or more class periods to complete depending on how many of the activities you choose to have your students’ complete as it is an in-depth look at the story. The literary terms emphasized are foreshadowing, irony, and symbols. There are ten activities of which you can do as many or as few as you choose to do. Several graphic organizers are included as well as all KEYs. Some can be assigned as homework.
The unit contains:
• Complete pre-reading vocabulary
• A vocabulary quiz with KEY
• Two short paragraphs of background information and a journal topic
• Suggestions on how to assign reading the story
• Close reading questions with KEY
• A graphic organizer on foreshadowing and symbols with KEY
• A graphic organizer on the patterns of three and identifying the theme of the story with KEY
• A graphic organizer to identify verbal and situational irony in the story with KEY
• Instructions for students to write a short essay on the use of irony in the story
• Instructions for students to write two paragraphs on higher order thinking questions concerning synthesizing and evaluating
• Teacher instructions
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24
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"The Monkey's Paw" by W.W. Jacobs:  A Short Story Lesson
"The Monkey's Paw" by W.W. Jacobs:  A Short Story Lesson
"The Monkey's Paw" by W.W. Jacobs:  A Short Story Lesson
"The Monkey's Paw" by W.W. Jacobs:  A Short Story Lesson