The Thrill of Horror- The Monkey's Paw
Assign the story, "The Monkey's Paw" to students using CommonLit.org. Make sure to turn on guiding questions.
Have the students pull up the story, "The Monkey's Paw" on their Chromebooks.
Students should skim the story and use the digital platform to highlight any words they do not know.
2 Direct Instruction
Teachers should upload the online worksheet to a platform such as Google Classroom in order for students to access.
Explain the different roles in reciprocal reading- all roles are explained on the resource above.
Students take notes on the roles of reciprocal reading and their purpose.
3 Guided Practice
Read the first section of "The Monkey's Paw" and demonstrate each of the four roles of reciprocal reading.
Model the appropriate way to fill in the chart.
Take notes on the effective way to summarize, visualize, clarify, and question.
4 Independent Practice
Group students into 4.
Circulate the room to facilitate discussion and solve any problems that arise.
Students should get in groups of 4. Each student will take on one reciprocal reading role. Students will read the story online, annotating using the tools on CommonLit, and complete their section of reciprocal reading. At the end of each section, students share their responses with each other to help each student fill in their entire chart. Repeat until the whole chart is filled in.
5 Wrap Up
Have the students fill out the digital exit ticket using Google Forms to help guide their thinking about the purpose of reciprocal reading.