What a fun story this is to use with your students prior to Christmas Break! This is an 18 page packet with creative ideas to use when teaching this classic story by O'Henry. It is geared toward the Catholic student and also includes a Readers' Theater focusing on God asking Abraham to sacrifice Isaac. This story can be done at any time, but is particularly fun to do during the Christmas Season. If you're a religion teacher, it's a great way to integrate literature! If you're a Language Arts/English teacher in a faith-based school, this is perfect for you as well!
-Della's Cell Phone
-Jim's Love Letter to Della
-The Experts Speak (Identifying the Theme of the Story)
-The Gift of the Magi- Haiku Activity
-Working With the Story Printable (plot, irony)
-Abraham's Sacrifice Readers' Theater (As sacrifice is a major theme of The Gift of the Magi)