Grade 8 – The Monkey’s Paw

We certainly saw what happened to the Whites when they had the chance to make a wish. Did they mess with fate? Did they get what they deserved? How would  you have handled the “gift of the paw”? There is a lot to think about post reading. What about the literary techniques the author used in order to grab our attention. What about this story made it good? Take a look at the attached handout to see if you’re able to identify these techniques. Be prepared to discuss.

Once you’re feeling confident in identifying the techniques, attack this handout. Remember you only need to answer 3 in a row.

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