THE GIFT OF THE MAGI BY O. HENRY SHORT STORY PRESENTATION & ACTIVITIES

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Introduce students to The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry with these ready-to-use short story resources. These resources work well for a Christmas short story analysis, but they can be used at any point during the year.

Included in your download:

  • A 48 slide PowerPoint presentation that walks you through the lesson (author biography, discussion, analysis notes, and much more).

  • Analysis reading questions with teacher answer key

  • A pre-reading vocabulary game

  • Budgeting interview assignment (to examine how the dollar has changed)

  • 2 Creative writing assignments where students can choose to rewrite the story from Jim’s perspective or rewrite the story in a modern setting.
  • Guided analysis assignment where students examine different literary elements from the text (answer key in presentation)
  • Finding Evidence assignment where students search for text evidence to support two claims and write a paragraph using the evidence as support.

  • Text evidence paragraph writing sheet and handout on how to write a strong paragraph.

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48 Slides / 17 Pages
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