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Gift of the Magi - Close Reading Analysis

Grade Levels
8th - 10th, Homeschool
Standards
Formats Included
  • Zip
Pages
9 pages

Description

This free product is a close reading analysis of O. Henry's short story, "Gift of the Magi." There is a teacher's instruction page, which details how I have used this document in my own classroom, specifically targeting the importance of the gradual release process and teaching students how to annotate a piece of text. A full sample annotation packet is also included.

This text lends itself to teaching students the importance of annotation targeting vocabulary, textual evidence for setting and characterization as well as allusions.

Enjoy this timeless story as your students get practice using the close reading strategy!

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Total Pages
9 pages
Answer Key
Included
Teaching Duration
3 days
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Standards

to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone (e.g., how the language evokes a sense of time and place; how it sets a formal or informal tone).
Analyze how complex characters (e.g., those with multiple or conflicting motivations) develop over the course of a text, interact with other characters, and advance the plot or develop the theme.
Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze in detail its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text.
Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including analogies or allusions to other texts.

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