Common Core Writing Task Gift of the Magi & How Do I Love Thee?

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This Common Core Writing Task Paired Passages lesson has students explore themes of love and devotion. Students complete close readings of the O.Henry story, “The Gift of the Magi,” and Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s poem, “How Do I Love Thee? Let Me Count the Ways.” These texts would be excellent for the winter holidays or Valentine's Day.

Students complete handouts with before, during, and post-reading strategies, which provide scaffolding for the writing task. Afterwards they respond to a literary analysis writing task that imitates the style of the PARCC prototype.

This is intended as a formative assessment to prepare students who will face the upcoming PARCC assessments or for any students needing practice with literary analysis. This lesson incorporates all strands of the Common Core English Language Arts (ELA) Standards.

The 26 page product file includes the following:
-explicit lesson plan with identified Common Core ELA Anchor Standards,
-anticipation guide,
-journal,
-contextual reading guides
-think aloud with sample annotation passage,
-texts of the poem and story,
-graphic organizers,
-Venn diagram,
-literary analysis essay prompt,
-short literary analysis rubric,
-key (detailed responses for all activities and a sample essay are provided in the key, making this lesson excellent for a substitute).

Do you use Google Drive or Microsoft One Drive? You may be interested in the digital version of this lesson along with other digital resources:
Digital Writing Task Resource Gift of the Magi & How Do I Love Thee?

Digital Writing Task Resource Road & Harlem

Digital Writing Task Resource Ain't I a Woman? and Phenomenal Woman

If you like this lesson, you may be interested in these other Paired Passages lessons with classic texts:
Paired Passages

And here are poetry prompts if your students would benefit from more practice analyzing poetry:
Poetry Bell Ringers 3
Poetry Bell Ringers 2
Poetry Bell Ringers 1
Poetry Bell Ringers for the Winter Season
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Common Core Writing Task Gift of the Magi & How Do I Love Thee?
Common Core Writing Task Gift of the Magi & How Do I Love Thee?
Common Core Writing Task Gift of the Magi & How Do I Love Thee?
Common Core Writing Task Gift of the Magi & How Do I Love Thee?
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