The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street Post-Reading Activities – Digital & Print


Teaching Rod Serling’s teleplay “The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street” is easy and engaging with these post-reading activities & worksheets! A wide variety of no-prep options are included, making it easy to differentiate your instruction, extend the learning for your early finishers, or provide student choice. Printable? Digital? It’s all included to save YOU time.


Both teachers and students love these unique and challenging critical thinking activities. Students will debate who the real monster of Maple Street is, create social media profiles for a literary character, research the “mob” mentality, make real-world connections, and more.

Here’s a breakdown of what’s included:

Plot Diagram – Can your students complete a plot diagram for “The Monsters are Due on Maple Street?”

Paired Nonfiction Text – Read a paired text from CommonLit on the herd mentality.

Real-World Connections – Encourage students to find real-life examples of herd-mentality behavior.

Compare & Contrast – Watch the Twilight Zone episode and compare it to the teleplay. Add another layer by watching a third episode and comparing all three!

Argue & Debate – Who’s the real monster of Maple Street? Have your students write an argument!

Create-a-CharacterGram – Choose one character from the story and create a social media profile for them.

All you need to do to use these resources is hit print or assign on your digital learning platform. Everything is ready to go!



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Supports Common Core Standards (CCSS):

RL.6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.5

RL.7.1, 7.2, 7.3

RL.8.1, RL.8.2


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