The Gift of the Magi: 1-week Short Story Literary Analysis Unit

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Need a seasonal literature activity with a text that’s complex enough? Do you want to teach a short story, collaboration, essay writing, and/or literary terms?

This collaborative unit teaches the short story “The Gift of the Magi” in a way that engages every learner from start to finish! Engage them with premade lessons, class discussion, and a small-group literary analysis essay. All students will be pushed to interact with the text and each other!

"The Gift of the Magi" is a great short story for upper middle school or high school, and this unit helps all readers engage with the text through several strategies before, during, and after reading.

This download includes 42 pages/slides of lesson materials:
• A 4-page Teacher’s Guide with a full unit plan, calendar of lessons, links, and descriptions of each lesson activity.
• Literary Devices/Story Preview Lesson: Both in a premade video AND PowerPoint formats
• Guided notes for the video lesson WITH answer key
• Copy of the short story with active reading questions inserted into the text
• Vocabulary “cheat sheet” of difficult terms encountered while reading
• Directions to guide the in-class reading
• Reading comprehension questions – can be assessed as a formative understanding of reading, OR as a quiz (with answer key)
• Socratic Seminar: PPT of directions and student handout
• Small group essay: directions, graphic organizer, and rubric

(NOTE: This unit is INCLUDED in my English Class Holiday Bundle: First Semester! Check it out to save!)

Last File Update: 12/5/15

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1 Week

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The Gift of the Magi: 1-week Short Story Literary Analysis Unit
The Gift of the Magi: 1-week Short Story Literary Analysis Unit
The Gift of the Magi: 1-week Short Story Literary Analysis Unit
The Gift of the Magi: 1-week Short Story Literary Analysis Unit
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