The Gift of the Magi Reading Comprehension

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"The Gift of the Magi" by O'Henry: Reading Comprehension

A rigorous lesson for the holiday season in your secondary ELA classroom.

This resource is a complete lesson with all student materials for comprehending O’Henry’s short story “The Gift of the Magi.” In this lesson, students read “The Gift of the Magi” together and answer comprehension questions as they read. After reading the story, students illustrate the story in comic book or graphic novel form. This lesson on “The Gift Of the Magi” contains literal and inferential questions, as well as a multiple choice, Common Core aligned exit ticket.

This lesson on "The Gift of the Magi" can be used with 7th-9th graders and aligns to Common Core Standards RL 7.1, RL 8.1 and RL 9-10.1 and RL 7.2, RL 8.2 and RL 9-10.2. This resource DOES NOT contain the text of “The Gift of the Magi.”

Lesson Outline:
1. Do Now: Students reflect on several statements related to gift giving.
2. Shared Reading: Students read “The Gift of the Magi” together and answer comprehension questions as they read. An Answer Key is provided.
3. Post Reading Check: Students create an illustration of the key scenes in the story in a comic book or graphic novel format.
4. Exit Ticket: 5 multiple choice questions on “The Gift of the Magi.” An answer key is provided.

This resource is a compressed zip file that contains teacher directions, all student materials and an answer key.

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Total Pages
9
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
90 Minutes

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The Gift of the Magi Reading Comprehension
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