Three Wishes Unit: Aladdin and the Magic Lamp and The Monkey's Paw, PDF

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6th - 12th, Adult Education
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This Unit contains a set of activities for use with a Unit centering on the idea of Wishes (or Three Wishes), as depicted in the stories “Aladdin and the Magic Lamp” and “The Monkey’s Paw.” Activities are provided for each of the stories as well as several activities that work for both. A comparison essay or multimedia project provides the capstone activity. The variety and type of activities allows differentiation and options for any classroom.

The two stories treat wishes very different, which makes for a fun comparison.

• Three Wishes Unit: Teacher’s Guide
3 Wishes 5 Paragraph Essay: This activity walks students through the process of writing a highly structured 5 paragraph essay. Works great as the anticipatory set for the Unit. Also pairs with the 5 Paragraph Essay Model

5 Paragraph Essay Model: A fill in the blank printable for writing a highly structured 5 Paragraph Essay.

Aladdin and the Magic Lamp Activities
(see below for list of activities included): Set of activities for use with the story Aladdin, with lots of options to fit your classroom.

The Monkey's Paw Activites
(see below for list of activities included): Set of activities for use with the story The Monkey's Paw, with lots of options to fit your classroom.

• Three Wishes Unit Tests (Unit Only): Includes short answer tests for the individual stories and the whole unit.
Aladdin and the Magic Lamp Short Answer Test with Key
The Monkey’s Paw Short Answer Test with Key
3 Wishes Unit Test (short answer) with Key

Wishes Comparison Activity: Aladdin and The Monkey's Paw Great capstone project that Includes:
Comparing the Wishes Teacher’s Guide
Wishes Comparison T-Chart and Venn Diagram
Three Wishes Comparison Essay with Rubric
Three Wishes Comparison Multimedia Project with Rubric

This activity refers to the Project Gutenberg eText of “Aladdin and the Magic Lamp”: Other versions may not match exactly.

This activity also uses the Project Gutenberg eText eText of “The Monkey’s Paw”:

This item is a single file PDF. Click here for the premium Word document version of Three Wishes Unit, which is fully editable.

You can also buy the bundles separately:
Aladdin and the Magic Lamp Activities Bundle
Contents of the Aladdin Bundle:
Aladdin and the Magic Lamp Reading and Critical Thinking Questions: In order of the text with recall and analysis. Also includes 5 critical thinking questions related to the text, with optional paragraph model and short rubric. Answer key included.

Aladdin and the Magic Lamp Vocabulary Activity: for use before or during to help students with the older vocabulary. Includes a student printable with list of words and some phrases. Answer key included.

Graphic Organizers: set of 4 graphic organizers for comparing and examining the text, including KWL, Wishes Matrix, Venn for before and after, and pros and cons of unlimited wishes. Answer keys provided as appropriate.

Value of Things Multimedia Project: Personal writing multimedia project on not knowing the value of something. Student instruction printable and rubric included.

Culminating Projects [Task Cards]:set of 16 activities in three categories presented with Task Cards and Student Contract for differentiated instruction. Rubrics included.

3 Wishes 5 Paragraph Essay: This FREEBIE is included. Fits great with the theme of wishes! Great for introducing or reviewing organization and structure as in the 5 Paragraph Essay.*

Movie vs Book Comparison: Compare some or all of any movie version with the text. Works great with a popular animated version.

Aladdin Word Search: Bundle only bonus!

The Monkey's Paw Activity Bundle
Contents of The Monkey's Paw Bundle:
Personal Writing Narrative & Multimedia Activity with complete materials for both a narrative writing and a multimedia activity. Rubrics included.

The Monkey's Paw Reading & Critical Thinking Questions Answer key included. Questions in order of the text and include recall and inference. Thinking questions comes with Paragraph Model (optional) or can be used for discussion questions.

The Monkey's Paw Graphic Organizers Set of three, with answer keys

The Monkey's Paw Literary Essay Choice of two essays with prewriting worksheet and rubric. Works great as a 5 Paragraph Essay

The Monkey's Paw Movie vs. Books Activity Includes comparison table and choice of two written responses for the time or skills of your class.

The Monkey's Paw Prequel Writing Assignment Creative activity about the previous owner(s) of the Paw. Includes dialogue writing handout and rubric.

3 Wishes 5 Paragraph Essay (Freebie) Walks students through the process of writing a basic essay. Great for new learners or those who need practice on structure.

The Monkey's Paw Vocabulary Activity: list of vocabulary words and some phrases to help students. Students look up the meaning before or during reading. Student word list and answer key included.

The Monkey's Paw Vocabulary Activity: A collection of 12 projects in three categories: Create, Storytelling, and Evaluate. Rubrics included. Allows for student or teacher led differentiation or assignment. Available as Task Cards and Student Contract version.

Monkey's Paw Crossword Puzzle, with Key. Bundle only bonus! Names and ideas from the text for a fun activity

Purchased separately, this unit costs over $23.

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Total Pages
149 pages
Answer Key
Included with rubric
Teaching Duration
1 month
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