This is the perfect mini unit to teach before Valentine's Day! "1,000 Dollars" by O. Henry is a very popular short story that delves into the complications that can come with both money and love. Use this upcoming holiday to have powerful conversations with students about their views on these relevant and valuable issues. The contents of this package are creative and comprehensive and will surely lead to valuable class discussions, close readings, and collaborative learning.
- Pre-reading Discussion Questions
- During-Reading Vocabulary Chart
- After-reading Discussion Questions
- “Argue The Ending” Culminating Group Activity
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Keywords: short story, close reading, love, money, valentine's day, Valentines day, vocabulary activity, argument, rhetoric, textual evidence, short story unit, character analysis, O. Henry, 1,000 Dollars, 20th century literature, American literature