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This Week's Selection: The Monkey's Paw by W.W. Jacobs

Reading Instructional Focus: Author's Craft

Essential Question: How much influence does fate have on a person’s life?

How important is it to understand a Universal Theme?

Word of the Week: nonplussed: (adj.) puzzled; a state of utter perplexity

Quote of the Week: "You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them." ~ Maya Angelou

Target Learning Objectives:

  • cite textual evidence

  • determine the theme of a text

  • examine how dialog and incidents propel action

  • analyze differences in point of view

  • conduct short research projects

  • gather relevant information from multiple sources

  • use context clues to determine meaning

  • determine and analyze a universal theme and to analyze foreshadowing in a short story.


Warm Up: Week 13 Day 1

Literary Analysis: Answering Open and Extended Response Questions using RACE.

Literary Analysis (plot)


Warm Up: Week 13 Day 2

Quizlet Quiz

Author's Craft


Warm Up: Week 13 Day 3

Text Structure (Methods Of Organization and Notes)


Week 13 Day 4

Third Read: Putting it All Together



Week 13 Day 5 and Warm Up Check

Vocabulary Test

Monkey's Paw Test on Tuesday