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Monkey's Paw Close Reading Assignment

Help your students understand W. W. Jacobs' story more in-depth with this CCSS aligned close reading assignment!

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Task Cards for the short story "The Monkey's Paw" by W. W. Jacobs

Are you tired of using handouts? Are you looking for a good way to differentiate? Have you tried using task cards? Task Cards are a great teaching tool that can be used in a variety of ways.You can:1) Put all the cards on a ring and give each student (or group) a set of cards.2) Leave the cards loose and give different students (or groups) different cards depending upon their level.3) Give students a choice (Pick 6 out of the 9 cards to complete by the end of the short story.)There are 9…

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The monkey's paw interactive layered flip guide book final test and answer keys


This "Monkey's Paw" audio recording will help teach this high school classroom favorite. Find more at

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The Monkey’s Paw: 24 Pages of Common Core Aligned Activities & Printables

Your middle and high schoolers will LOVE the variety of fun-filled yet rigorous CCSS-aligned activities and handouts for the classic thriller, "The Monkey's Paw." Includes full text of story and detailed answer keys.

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A Beautifully Illustrated Edition of Our Favorite Scary Story

"The Monkey's Paw" - Free full online text of the classic story, "The Tale of the Monkey's Paw." Beautifully illustrated! A perfectly spooky read for teens on a cold winter's night.


The Monkey's Paw - Themes, Symbols and Motifs: Themes, symbols, and motifs come alive when you use a storyboard. In this activity, students will identify themes and symbols from the story, and support their choices with details from the text.

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The Monkey's Paw Unit

The Monkey's Paw is a short story that tests fate. This unit includes both digital and hard copies of resources that you can use with this short story. Included is an adaptation of The Monkey's Paw, vocabulary and activities, a plot diagram, comprehension questions, sequencing chart, mood and theme chart, wish chart, as well as an assessment.