The Monkey's Paw Lesson Plans
by W. W. Jacobs

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  • The Monkey's Paw Literary Devices Lesson Plan

    Developing Suspense Through Imagery and Foreshadowing: This lesson plan focuses on how W. W. Jacobs creates a mood of suspense in "The Monkey’s Paw" through evocative imagery and foreshadowing. Students will examine how imagery and foreshadowing enhance the story's suspense and suggest actual and unknown outcomes in the text. In...

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  • The Monkey's Paw Close Reading Quiz

    This document contains a comprehensive close-reading quiz for W. W. Jacob's short story "The Monkey's Paw," complete with short answer questions to check students' comprehension of the main elements in the short story. Common Core Standards: RL.1, RL.2, RL.3, RL.4, RL.5  Skills: close reading, analysis, using context clues to determine...

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