Analyze the Impact of Tension on the Reader

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Strong readers are aware of foreshadowing and can use it to look more deeply into the text. Help your pupils become stronger readers by showing them this video or slides and working through the provided guided notes. The narrator examines the use for foreshadowing in W.W. Jacob's short story "The Monkey's Paw" by highlighting instances of foreshadowing in a short passage, summarizing the hints, analyzing the effect these hints have on the reading experience, and relating the foreshadowing back to the theme of the text. Make sure to take a look at the guided notes; they provide a record sheet for the video and an extension activity.

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