The Monsters Are Due On Maple Street Teleplay Activities & Escape Room BUNDLE

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Looking for The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street activities for your students? Teaching Rod Serling’s teleplay will be memorable for years with this activity & 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 this resource to review the elements of a short story and incorporate a bit of suspense and creativity with these The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street activities. Several tasks *sneak in* the standards and challenge the kids in fun ways. Plus, what’s more fun than a culminating escape room?

The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street Activities & Worksheets:

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.


The Monsters Are Due Escape Room Breakout Tasks:

Plot Structure – Review various elements of the plot structure.

Conflict – Review the various conflicts in the story.

Theme – Review possible themes & consider how they are developed and connect to other literary elements.

Characters – Explore their interactions, reactions, and changes throughout the teleplay.

Using The Monsters Are Due On Maple Street activities 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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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️  Shannon said, “I cannot recommend this resource enough.  I used it as a concluding activity in my class and felt like my students were both challenged and highly engaged. I heard excellent high-level discussion as I walked around the room.  Some students struggled at first because they refused to use the text on some of the questions and I was really able to highlight to them the importance of going to the text.”

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Kimberly said, “There is a LOT included in this resource!  I love having the digital option as well as the print format & everything has worked seamlessly!  This could easily occupy a solid week to week & a half of meaningful time for your students (I have 80-minute blocks) – if you’re looking for a good, engaging resource for your students, this is it!  They loved acting out the play & begged to do it again the next day!”

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Ellie said, “I appreciate the Herd Behavior activity included (in addition to the questions that come with the Common Lit passage); very thoughtful, relevant pairing of literature/informational. I also used the “Who is the Real Monster?” page as a brainstorming/prewriting activity for a longer essay.”


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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