by W.W. Jacobs 1902

Welcome to the parent guide for this text! Read below to find out about what your child is reading in class and how you can support him/her at home.

This week in class, we’re reading "The Monkey's Paw" by W.W. Jacobs.

In "The Monkey's Paw," a man ignores the warnings of an old friend and makes a wish that brings misery upon his family.

As we read, we will be discussing the themes of Death and Fate & Free Will as they relate to the text. We are trying to answer these big questions :

"How do people face death?" and "Can we control our fate?"

Ways to support your child: