The Gift of the Magi: Reading, Discussion, & Literary Analysis

The Gift of the Magi: Reading, Discussion, & Literary Analysis
The Gift of the Magi: Reading, Discussion, & Literary Analysis
The Gift of the Magi: Reading, Discussion, & Literary Analysis
The Gift of the Magi: Reading, Discussion, & Literary Analysis
The Gift of the Magi: Reading, Discussion, & Literary Analysis
The Gift of the Magi: Reading, Discussion, & Literary Analysis
The Gift of the Magi: Reading, Discussion, & Literary Analysis
The Gift of the Magi: Reading, Discussion, & Literary Analysis
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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! Pick and choose from premade lessons, class discussion, vocabulary, 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; it's great to use during the holiday season, but it's certainly not necessary to limit the tale to Christmas (and this unit is not holiday-centric, so it's safe to use in a public school).

This download includes 40+ pages/slides of lesson materials:
• Teacher’s Guide with a full unit plan, calendar of lessons, and links
• 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
• NEW: Quizlet set for vocabulary words

Last File Update: November 2017

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