The Gift of the Magi Digital + Printable Story Unit
The Gift of the Magi is a heartwarming story of a young married couple who each sell his or her most prized possession to have money to buy a gift for his or her spouse. It makes a wonderful mini-unit to teach during the Christmas season.
What Level is the Story Unit?
Not only is the message a good one, but the book lends itself to covering a number of CCSS skills. The original story measures 6.1 grade equivalent; however, it is a little challenging for sixth graders with its Lexile rating at 940. Due to this, I have also included a simplified version that measures a 4.9 grade equivalent. I made sure that both versions of the story contain the same vocabulary words, making this a perfect unit for differentiated instruction.
What is Included in this Resource?
Constructed Writing Questions
This packet includes digital task cards hosted by Boom Learning™ for the vocabulary and comprehension questions. I also turned the constructed writing prompts and writing activity into materials for Google Slides™.
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