In this lesson students will read an excerpt from the book, In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash by Jean Shepard. It comes from the short story titled, “"Duel in the Snow, or Red Ryder Nails the Cleveland Street Kid.” Jean Shepard is also the voice of the narrator in the classic Christmas movie, A Christmas Story, which was inspired by this text. The lesson includes over 35 questions ranging from close reading, comprehension to vocabulary. Students will compare the excerpt with a scene from the movie. The lesson is included as a Word document and with a link to the fully editable Google Doc. Everything is linked and included. Also included is an original broadcast of Gene Shepard reading the short story. This is Google Classroom ready.