The Necklace Short Story Analysis | Guy de Maupassant

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6th - 11th, Homeschool
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12 Pages and 11 Slides
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In this reading comprehension guide for the short story "The Necklace" by Guy de Maupassant, students will analyze vocabulary, conflict, irony, theme, and character motivations. This short story has a great message about being grateful for what you have and how the reality of people's lives are sometimes different than what they portray.

Included in this short story analysis:

  • activating strategy
  • journal prompt
  • academic vocabulary graphic organizer and Powerpoint
  • reading comprehension questions
  • theme analysis graphic organizer
  • summarizing strategy
  • answer keys

File Types Included:

Teacher Answer Key (PDF)

Vocabulary (Powerpoint Presentation)

Student Copy of Activities (PDF—ready to print)

Student Copy of Activities (Word document—editable for teachers)

Total Pages
12 Pages and 11 Slides
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
3 days
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text; provide an objective summary of the text.
Analyze how particular elements of a story or drama interact (e.g., how setting shapes the characters or plot).
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of rhymes and other repetitions of sounds (e.g., alliteration) on a specific verse or stanza of a poem or section of a story or drama.
Analyze how an author develops and contrasts the points of view of different characters or narrators in a text.


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