The Monkey's Paw by Word Detective-Word Attack Vocabulary
This is a bundle of Three Word Detective-Word Attack Vocabulary Activities for different parts of the story.
Your students act as vocabulary detectives and use their word attack skills to determine the meaning of each new word in context. First students read actual passages and dialogues from the story and use contextual clues to determine the meaning and part of speech of each new word. They must provide at least one synonym for each new word. Then they use a thesaurus or dictionary to check their comprehension and find more synonyms for each word. There are also bonus questions which relate to figurative language and word usage. Answer sheets are included.