This is a bleak tale about a young man who, after searching for his missing girlfriend, commits suicide in his rented room. In typical O. Henry fashion, readers learn in the end that it is the same room where the girlfriend committed suicide in the same way only a week before.
The text is 5.9 Flesch-Kincaid and Lexile 1040
Approx. 2500 words -- for grades 6-10.
Text is available in two formats: can be printed as a Word document on 8 ½ by 11 inch paper and stapled, or it can be made into a booklet. Instructions to make the booklet are included.
Includes a glossary, multiple choice questions, written response questions, using glossary worksheet, vocabulary matching quiz, and ideas for student projects.
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