This blog post includes activities and short story suggestions for engaging middle school ELA students during the holiday seasons. Activities include common core aligned movie questions, color by number activities, and matching activities with lines from well-known Christmas carols. Suggested stories include "A Christmas Carol" and "The Gift of the Magi".
The Gift of the Magi, by O. Gr Stories O. Henry's classic tale of the wisest gifts of Christmas, brought to life by P. Lynch's extraordinary art, is itself a gift to share and treasure. HC 9780763635305 Ages 10 & up, GRL X
"The Gift of the Magi" and "The Necklace" Lessons & Activities
"The Gift of the Magi" by O'Henry: Reading ComprehensionA rigorous lesson for the holiday season in your secondary ELA classroom. This resource is a complete lesson with all student materials for comprehending OHenrys short story The Gift of the Magi.