Exceptional Writing products for teachers grades 6 through University, specializing in writing essays, creative writing and writing prompts, editing, proofreading, the workshop process, fiction and its elements, usage/style and much more. Proud to be rigorous, skill-based, scaffolded, step-by-step, and organized: from directions and lessons plans to worksheets and grading rubrics - you'll find complete and easy-to-use resources!

pdf, 1.48 MB
pdf, 1.48 MB
Enjoy “Gift of the Magi” Complete Activity Pack for Grades 6-12. It is unique because it is a “loose Unit” meaning it comes complete with all that you need to create your own specialized approach.
Do as much or as little of our pack as you’d like, or go beyond it. We feel that O. Henry’s story is a masterpiece, perfectly suited for ALL middle to high school grades and worthy of revisiting over and over. The magic is in the message, and in the ideas that YOU bring to it. WE are proud to provide all of the ESSENTIALS that you can use, year after year.

We have taken the liberty of including for you:

• The complete Story, unabridged. . .
• With underlined vocabulary words.
• Vocabulary Definitions
• A Vocabulary Quiz
• A Vocabulary Key
• Flexible Comprehension Questions (use as quiz or classwork)
• Comprehension Question Key.
• A Vocabulary Icebreaker Activity.
• Four Writing Activity Suggestions of varying difficulty. Do as many or few as you’d like.
• Rubrics that may prove helpful. (Note, this is not a unit on how to write)
• Lesson/Activity Ideas
• 31 pages Total!

Use some or all of these ideas, or go beyond and include into your own plans. Use for the holiday season or ANYTIME OF YEAR.
We do hope that you’ll enjoy this product, and . . .
Thank YOU for being a teacher, working so hard and for all that you do every day.

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Hop-Frog Complete Packet – Activities, Quizzes, Keys, and Writing (Gr. 8-11). Fantastic any time of year, for Victorian or Gothic Literature, for the short story unit, suspense writing and of course, Halloween!!

Dr. Heidegger Complete Story Packet, Activities, Quiz and Keys.


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