Five Days with O. Henry (and a “The Gift of the Magi” activity) is designed as a multi-purpose reading and writing assignment for high school English students.
-- four reading passages with text on the left and questions/ vocabulary work on the right of each page, perfect for warm-up or bellringer activities;
-- the biographical passages are also formatted as one continuous reading passage (with slight changes) for flexibility of use;
-- a two-page vocabulary activity based on “The Gift of the Magi” (a copy can be obtained from www.gutenberg.org);
-- a set of essay questions (based on the reading passages);
-- an answer key.
As informational texts, the passages can be used even if the students are not studying O. Henry as they would work very well with any unit on general biography or American literature.
An answer key is included.
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