My students just finished reading “The Monkey’s Paw,” and walked away with mixed feelings. They liked the mysterious mood of it, but HATE stories with unresolved endings! I explained that they must infer the ending, which makes it so deliciously suspenseful! I love that incredibly creepy story with a powerful message: be careful what you wish for! To help them see it from another perspective, I decided to create a Thinglink.
I wanted to accomplish two things with a Thinglink: 1) help my students focus on the important literary terms for this text, and 2) add some interactive fun!
By the way, did you know that the creators of The Simpsons did an adaptation of this story for their Treehouse of Horror II series? That was the inspiration for this particular Thinglink, since most of my students just LOVE The Simpsons!
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