This activity is great for having students practice for the MSL's. The activity includes ten multiple-choice questions that students should answer after (or while) reading "The Gift of the Magi." Some questions assess students on basic comprehension while others require students to make inferences or identify figurative language from the short story
For the constructed response portion, students must analyze the point-of-view in the short story, providing textual evidence to support their arguments. A rubric is included. The rubric shows students how they'll be graded while also providing the teacher with grading instructions. A key for the multiple-choice questions is also included.