The Monkey’s Paw by W.W. Jacobs Short Story Activities & Escape Room
Make your unit on The Monkey’s Paw by W.W. Jacobs memorable for years to come with this short story activities & escape room bundle. This resource will supply you with engaging and creative activities that will encourage your students to interact with the text in various ways.
Teachers love using The Monkey’s Paw by W.W. Jacobs Short Story Activities and Escape Room to review the elements of a short story and incorporate a bit of suspense and creativity. Several activities *sneak in* standards-based tasks and challenge the kids in fun ways. Plus, what’s more fun than a culminating escape room?
★ Plot Diagram – Can your students complete a plot diagram for “The Monkey’s Paw?”
★ Make Three Wishes – Students will make three wishes and consider the consequences of each wish.
★ Rewrite the Ending – Have students take the story down a different path by tweaking the story.
★ Research Superstitions – Take the superstition theme a step further and have students research specific superstitions. What does it mean? Where did it originate?
★ Compare & Contrast – Watch a film adaptation of “The Monkey’s Paw” and compare it to the short story. Add another layer by watching a third version and comparing all three!
★ Thank You Letter – Sneak in some theme work by asking students to write the short story a thank you letter – thanking it for teaching them a specific lesson.
★ Plot Structure – Review various elements of the plot structure.
★ Characters & Conflict – Review conflict in the story as well as individual character attitudes and motivations.
★ Setting & Mood – Review how the setting and mood create the grim and foreboding atmosphere this story is most known for.
★ Foreshadowing – Identify several examples of foreshadowing in the story, and as an exit ticket, choose one to explain.
Using these resources and activities to teach The Monkey’s Paw by W.W. Jacobs is simple! All you have to do is print what you need or assign it to your digital learning platform. Everything is digital, printable, and 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
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