This Power Point presentation includes 11 slides focusing on O'Henry's classic short story, "The Gift of the Magi." This presentation includes one focus activity (writing prompt about the importance of gifts), and vocabulary from the story to be defined.
Students will enjoy this story about acts of selfless love especially around the holidays.
1) 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.
2) Analyze how complex characters develop over the course of a text, interact with other characters, and advance the plot or develop the theme.
3) Analyze symbolism in the story.
4) Analyze how an author’s choices concerning how to structure a text, order events within it create such effects as irony, mystery, tension, or surprise.