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This close reading resource promotes thoughtful, critical analysis of "The Monkey's Paw" by W.W. Jacobs, helping students focus on significant details to develop a deeper understanding of the text and contribute more meaningfully to class discussion. Featuring six multiple choice questions, this resource also includes an answer key. When you purchase this item, you will receive three versions: a Word version, a Rich Text Format version, and a PDF version. You will also receive a copy of the short story, which is in the public domain.
By engaging in this exercise, students will...
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This resource aligns well to Adolescent Literacy Project teaching principles. I recommend using these worksheets as the basis for small-group discussions, letting students discuss, debate, and support their reasoning for answer choices. In the role of facilitator, I observe my students becoming more consistently engaged with the novel and taking greater ownership of their learning.
In addition to helping students gain deeper understanding of the material and greater confidence in their ability to read harder texts, this resource was designed to prepare students for ACT-style questioning/thinking.
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