Magi Gifts and Yours - Holiday Story and Writing

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Think of this lesson as a celebration of winter holidays,as students compare gift-giving in O’Henry’s short story. It also includes a sample student essay and answer keys.

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Students love the relatable brain facts here! Expressed in practical terms - new neuro discoveries show why some fear holidays while others love the sheer fantasy!

I’ve stretched this winter-holiday-themed-lessonover a few class periods or in a longer block of time. However you divide the lesson, students will read The Gift of the Magi – short story and discuss it in groups of 3.

Rhetorical devices(provided and explained in the lesson) will be used to discuss The Gift of the Magi and to compare personal gift-giving approaches.

Student groups will select and discuss1 of the 14 discussion guides provided.

They’ll then apply their discussion outcomesto engage a few others in a whole group discussion about rhetorical devices in this story and in personal gift giving practices.

Individual essays are dueby the end of this lesson or series of lessons on Magi Gifts and Yours. Students will refer to criteria guides provided for a 5-paragraph essay related to their class discussion, to the rhetorical devices (provided) and to their reading of the story.

Grades are based on the assessment criteria(provided), and on team participation for this lesson. Answers included – and study notes on the story and on rhetorical devices will make useful references for students’ exam preparation.

Hopefully these brain based materialsare beneficial to your students as they are to mine at middle school, secondary and university levels.

If you have any further questionsabout how to get the most from this product, please do contact me at eweber1@frontiernet.net and I’ll be glad to help further.

Do visit the Mita International Brain Centerat http://mitaleadership.com/ where you can follow my latest additions, get updates of new brain based materials and find FREE student-ready materials to download.

All the bestas you learn and lead with the brain in mind! Ellen

~See Additional Holiday Resources~

The Gift of the Magi, by O.Henry: Holiday Story and Writing
Questions and Stories from a Christmas Creche
10 Brainy Gifts to Give for Free


Hopefully these ready-to-roll brain-based materials will benefit your learners and leaders as they do mine at middle, secondary, university levels and beyond.

Do follow my TpT site and keep up with brain-friendly materials to enhance your class.

If you have any further questions about how to get the most from this product, please do contact me at eweber1@frontiernet.net and I’ll be glad to help further.

All the best as you learn and lead with the brain in mind!
Ellen

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2 Weeks

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