Monday, April 5, 2021

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON - “‘The Monkey’s Paw’ Printable Short Story and Context Clue Activity, W. W. Jacobs”

by Write with a Point
8th - 12th Grade

W. W. Jacobs' classic short story, "The Monkey's Paw," is beloved by teachers and students alike. A fantastic, chilling tale in its own right, it's also a great text for practicing context clues. This lesson provides an engaging context clue activity / worksheet that helps students define words using context clues and identify what types of clues they are using. This product works great for teaching vocabulary, practicing context clues, and understanding "The Monkey's Paw" even better. (It's a great story for Halloween, too!) It also includes a full-text, printable copy of W. W. Jacobs' famous short story. Pair it with my quote analysis and class discussion activity for an engaging, Common Core aligned lesson!

This product includes:

1) A printable, full text copy of Jacobs' short story, "The Monkey's Paw" (with images)

2) A pre-reading activity that helps students use context clues to determine word meaning

3) A teacher answer key

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