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The Necklace Short Story Analysis | Guy de Maupassant


In this reading comprehension guide for the short story “The Necklace” by Guy de Maupassant, students will analyze vocabulary, conflict, irony, theme, and character motivations. This short story has a great message about being grateful for what you have and how the reality of people’s lives are sometimes different than what they portray.

Included in this short story analysis:

  • activating strategy
  • journal prompt
  • academic vocabulary graphic organizer and Powerpoint
  • reading comprehension questions
  • theme analysis graphic organizer
  • summarizing strategy
  • answer keys

File Types Included:

Teacher Answer Key (PDF)

Vocabulary (Powerpoint Presentation)

Student Copy of Activities (PDF—ready to print)

Student Copy of Activities (Word document—editable for teachers)