"The Ransom of Red Chief" by O'Henry is a spectacular short story for middle schoolers! This ZIP File contains the PPT File and a PDF Version for your convenience. Please be sure you are able to open ZIP Files. Should a problem still arise, you may contact me via the Q and A tab of my store and I'll be glad to email you the PPT and PDFs separately.
As a supplement and assessment for student comprehension, this in-depth power point contains notes for the student covering: the elements of humor, activities for text structures and writing, 20 questions for students to answer in small groups before bringing their responses to a whole class discussion for a recap on the elements studied and questions asked.
There is also a chart for the 3 types of irony, a chart for other humor elements, and the answer key to comprehension questions.
Areas of focus are Elements of Humor: Irony (Verbal, Situational, Dramatic), Exaggeration, Understatement, and Surprise.
This power point serves as a reading check or assessment tool for the teacher's use, provides small group activity creating reading response charts, small and whole group discussions, and provides activities in applying text structures for composing writing in connection with the story.
This is a great reading response lesson for literacy centers, individual assignments, assessing comprehension, and generating good discussion.
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