Complete text of The Gift of the Magi with photos and vocabulary and two pages of guiding questions to boost understanding and scaffold learning. Skill focus includes prediction, connection, summarization; setting, conflict, and plot; character traits and point of view. Designed for partner work but equally suitable for whole class or individual interaction. Perfect for sub plans or the last class before holiday break. I still cry when I share this with my students. Suitable for 7th - 10th grade or lower level 11th and 12 grade as a skill review. See my products listing to download a free PowerPoint of explanatory photos to assist with building background understanding.