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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.

Monkey's Paw Close Reading Assignment

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

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 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.


The Monkey's Paw - The Monkey's Paw Summary: A common use for Storyboard That is to help students create a plot diagram of the events from a story. Not only is this a great way to teach the parts of the plot, but it reinforces major events and helps students develop greater understanding of literary structures. Here is a close up of the story's conflict.