For this assignment, 6th-grade students will practice comprehension skills while reading short texts and analyzing them with a graphic organizer. 


Read "The Monkey's Paw" by W.W. Jacobs and analyze your thoughts on the initial reading. 



1. Use this graphic organizer to organize thoughts on this reading and discuss it with a partner. 

2. On a separate sheet of paper, answer these questions: 

What can be learned from this story?

What is the genre of this story? 

What textual evidence can you find that supports your thoughts on the genre?

3. Participate at least one time in the class discussion about this story. 


Organizer: 50%

Questions: 25%

Class Discussion: 25%


Students should be able to have a thorough discussion about the story "The Monkey's Paw," as well as gain comprehension skills by using graphic organizers and answering guided questions on the text. 


Mariam Davis 

W.W. Jacobs