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2 AGENDA OCTOBER 13  Good things  Collect “Monkey’s Paw” Paw  Compare “The Monkey’s Paw” movie to text: Venn Diagram  Monkey’s Paw Reading Guide Worksheet: Begin in class, finish as homework.  TEST RESCHEDULED FOR MONDAY!!!!!

3 COMPARE/CONTRAST BOOK TO MOVIE The Book/Film SimilaritiesWhat is different About The Film Version How does changing a little bit of the story change the MOOD and TONE? Which version do you think is more spooky? Why?


5 AGENDA OCTOBER 12  Good Things  D.O.L.  Finish reading ‘The Monkey’s Paw” page 680  Review & analyze the plot, characters, mood, and setting of the story “The Monkey’s Paw”  HOMEWORK: Monkey Paw Hand  Remember: Test on Friday over the vocabulary & Literary elements of The Tell Tale Heart and The Monkey’s Paw.

6 D.O.L. COPY AND CORRECT He beagan to talk, the little family circle regardin with eager interest this visiter from distent parts, as he sqwared his broad shoulders in the chair and spoke of wild seens and doughty deeds; of wars and plags and strang peoples.

7 COMPARE CONTRAST  In your spiral notebook, create Three LARGE INTERSECTING circles to compare and contrast the three versions of “The Monkey’s Paw.”  Specifically, point out what DIFFERENCES there are among the Characters, their Motivations, the Setting, the Mood and the Foreshadowing.  Where the circles OVERLAP, is where the stories are similar – point out things that are not “obvious”

8 COMPARE-CONTRAST  Now that we have read the story, “The Monkey’s Paw” by W. W. Jacobs and watched two versions of the story, “A Retelling” by Alfred Hitchcock, and “The Monkey’s Paw” movie you, will write a short Compare-Contrast essay:

9 COMPARE-CONTRAST  Write 1 paragraph Summarizing the story: Tell me what it is about. Be sure to include the title of the story and the author.  Write 1 paragraph explaining the most important similarities of the three stories.  Write 1 paragraph explaining the most important differences of the stories.  Write 1 paragraph explaining the common theme in all three versions of the tale.  In Conclusion, write 1 paragraph explaining which STORY you liked best and why. This is an analysis of the STORY, not the VISUALS. Use specific details from the STORY to support your answer.

10 WARM-UP  If you had three wishes, what would you wish for? Wishing for more wishes is not allowed! Describe in detail what you would wish for and why.

11 THE MONKEY’S PAW By W.W. Jacobs

12 WARM UP  Which do you believe to be true?: I am in complete control of everything that happens to me in my life, good or bad, and nothing is predetermined. I am the maker of my own destiny. Or…. The events of life are predetermined for me, and I do not have control over what happens to me, good or bad. Everything happens for a reason, and I should not try to challenge my destiny.  Choose the statement that best reflects your opinion, and support your answer with a specific example.


14  Mood  Tone  Purpose  Foreshadowing  Suspense  Universal themes LITERARY ELEMENTS & SKILLS

15 REVIEWING MOOD & TONE  Mood = the overall feeling that the reader feels.  Tone = The writer’s attitude about what He or she writes.  Remember! Mr. T.W.

16  The specific reason for reading a piece of literature.  In this case, our purpose is to Analyze: The influence of setting on the mood and tone of the story, the motivations of characters, and the application of the theme to real life. PURPOSE

17  Clues or hints given throughout the story which add to the suspense and help you guess what will happen in the end. FORESHADOW

18 SUSPENSE  The anxiety or tension that develops as the plot moves toward the climax.

19 UNIVERSAL THEMES  Common lessons or morals taught through several literary works, cultures, and perspectives. Universal Themes include:  You cannot buy happiness  It is better to give than to receive.  All actions have consquences.  Cheaters don’t win.

20 VOCABULARY LIST  Write down the word  Write down the Context clue used for the Sentence.  Make a reasonable guess about the meaning.  Confirm or revise guess with the actual meaning

21 TYPES OF CONTEXT CLUES 1.Example: look for punctuation and words such as “like”, “or”, “for example.” 2.General: Read the whole paragraph for the meaning of the word. 3.Synonym/Compare: using a word with the same meaning that you probably know to provide the meaning of the context word. 4.Antonym/Contrast: using a word with an opposite meaning you probably know to provide the meaning of the context word. 5.Restatement: the definition is provided in the sentence.

22  Check your work! How did you do?

23 FAKIR  Typically, Fakir’s sell lucky charms and perform incredible feats, such as laying on a bed of nails or appearing to float.  A magic man, street performer in India.

24  Adjective  “The fire had a simian look in the flames, like a howler monkey staring back.”  Monkey-like SIMIAN

25  Noun  “Before the test, Herbert took out his talisman and wished for an A.”  A good luck charm. TALISMAN

26  Noun (thing)  The weather had placed the family into unnecessary peril.  Danger PERIL

27  Adjective (helps a noun)  Mr. Hager was surveying the land before they could start their project.  To look across the land SURVEYING

28  Noun (thing)  Sarah bit into the octopus and grimaced at the taste.  Unpleasant, digusted look. GRIMACE

29  Noun (thing)  Fate has played an important role in the play of Romeo and Juliet.  Destiny FATE

30  Noun (thing)  The girl thought she heard the dog talk to the cat; the mother laughed at her daughter’s credulity.  Gullible, easily fooled CREDULITY

31 AMIABLY  “Mr. White welcomed the guest amiably, with a smile and a handshake.”  Friendly

32 INTERCEPT  “Mr. White looked up, just in time to intercept a knowing glance between mother and son.”  To cross or get between

33 ENTHRALLED  “The three sat enthralled, listening to the Sergeant Major’s story eagerly.”  Closely interested

34 PROSAIC  “There was an air of prosaic wholesomeness in the room, just like every other day.”  Dull, boring

35 FRIVOLOUS  “It seemed frivolous to ask for more, as she already had more than enough new clothes.”  Over the top, unnecessary

36 AVARICIOUS  “He came across as a greedy, uncaring, avaricious person driven by money.”  Greedy

37 MALIGNED  “The woman was quite maligned when the dimwitted man asked her age. Didn’t he know you never ask a woman her age?”  Offended

38 ANTIMACASSAR  “My grandmother had a knitted antimacassar on to top of her favorite chair on which the cat would sit.”  A decorative cloth or covering along the top of a chair or couch.


40 DIRECTIONS  Number your paper 1-13  Write the word, then the correct definition and its letter.

41 ENTHRALLED  A.Danger  B.In between  C.Very Interested

42 TALISMAN  A.A magical charm  B.A monkey  C.Destiny

43 SURVEYING  A.A Test  B.To look closely at something  C.Friendly, hospitable

44 AMIABLY  A.Friendly, hospitable  B.Disgusted, Scowl  C.Destiny

45 GRIMACE  A.Danger  B.Scowl, Disgusted look  C.Listening with interest

46 PERILS  A.Fate  B.Danger  C.Greedy

47 FATE  A.Destiny  B.Danger  C.Magical object

48 AVARICIOUS  A: A cloth on the back of a couch to protect the fabric.  B:Offended, Insulted  C:Greedy for money or wealth

49 CREDULITY  A: Not easily fooled  B: Believing things too readily  C: Boring, Commonplace

50 INTERCEPT  A:Over the top, unnecessary  B:In the middle or in between  C:Friendly, Hospitable

51 MALIGNED  A: Insulted, Offended  B: In between, in the middle  C: Good luck, Magic

52 ANTIMACASSAR  A: Magical, Good luck  B:Destiny  C: A cloth covering the back of a couch to protect the fabric.

53 SIMIAN  A. Greedy for money or wealth  B. Monkey-like  C. Lucky Charm

54 READING ANALYSIS Copy the following questions into your spiral notebook


56 QUESTION 1  Respond to the quote: “If you keep it, don’t blame me for what happens.”  What does Sergeant Major Morris mean by this?

57 QUESTION 2  Explain how Mr. White’s feelings about the monkey’s paw change throughout the story. Use specific details from the story to support your answer.

58 QUESTION 3  Cite at least three instances of FORESHADOWING in the story. Include the exact wording from the story and the page number  Explain why each is an example of foreshadowing.

59 QUESTION 4  We have just listened to “The Monkey’s Paw” By W.W. Jacobs.  What is the THEME of this story? What are we supposed to learn from this?

60 QUESTION 5  Decide whether Herbert’s death is due to Fate or Coincidence. Using specific examples from the story, write two paragraphs defending your decision about the cause of his death.



63 AGENDA OCTOBER 14  Good Things  Finish Compare-Contrast exercise A Retelling Tree house of Horrors  Compare-Contrast essay: Due Tomorrow in PEN  MONKEY’S PAW OWNER’S MANUAL DUE MONDAY. CLASS TIME TOMORROW TO WORK ON IT.

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