Presentation on theme: "P. 31. Author 411 W.W. Jacobs (1863-1943) Lived in London, England House was near docks, and he wrote about tales he heard from sailors His stories are."— Presentation transcript:
Author 411 W.W. Jacobs ( ) Lived in London, England House was near docks, and he wrote about tales he heard from sailors His stories are about everyday life disrupted by strange and fantastic events The Monkey’s Paw is his most famous This story is unlike his other writings, he wrote mostly humorously
Read British background of India P. 31 Did astonishing things Ornate temple and artwork New food Unfamiliar beliefs Dreadful diseases Poisonous snakes Mysterious cults
Think-Pair-Share Think of a time when you have disagreed with a friend about something they believed to be true. How did you come to an agreement, or verify who was right? Possibly by looking it up? Book, internet, ask a teacher or parent Look for ways the characters explain the truth behind the events in the story
Anticipation guide One should be content with his or her life as it is. People should not play games with fate. You should never be afraid to be the master of your own destiny. There is not such things as a free lunch.
Vocabulary P. 30 Grave Maligned Credulity Furtively Apathy Opressive
The story About an eerie object arriving in England from India India was a British colony from 1700’s until 1947 Lots of information and misinformation came from British soldiers about India’s culture India was represented as mysterious and of the supernatural
Big Question Is there a difference between reality and truth? In “The Monkey’s Paw”, a family learns the truth behind a mysterious monkey’s paw. Use this sentence starter to help you develop your ideas about the Big Question: People may try to verify the truth by ______________. While you read look for explanations the characters offer to explain the truth behind the events in “The Monkey’s Paw.”
After reading, reflect… The point of this story was prediction, prior knowledge You writing assignment: Make a prediction for your life. This needs to be separated into four paragraphs, (an introduction, two body paragraphs, and a conclusion) You audience will be you, in future years, so this is informative as well as entertainment. You have 20 minutes to begin this writing assignment. Think about where you will be, what you will be doing for a profession, who will be around you, etc.