Tilly's Christmas is a short story by Louisa May Alcott about a young girl who is poor but very caring. She finds a bird, almost frozen in the snow and decides to take it home to care for it. Her friends, who are better off than she, urge her to leave it alone and instead look for money to buy some Christmas presents. Tilly doesn't listen to them, and considers her bird a wonderful gift. She wishes that the bird were a fairy that could bring some comfort items to her and her mother. A rich neighbor overhears her and secretly provides the gifts, which Tilly finds on her doorstep on Christmas morning. This is a story of kindness and caring, perfect for the Christmas season. The script adheres closely to the original story.
The file includes activities for:
* vocabulary study
* activating background knowledge
During in-class reading--
* questions to be asked orally, including characterization, plot, and evaluation of characters actions
* possible answers to questions
* Suggestions for projects that pertain to the story.
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