Vocabulary for The Gift of the Magi
It’s not too early to plan your Christmas units. The Gift of the Magi is a heartwarming story of a young married couple who sell their most prized possessions to have money to buy gifts for the other. It makes a wonderful mini-unit to teach during the Christmas season.
Not only is the message a good one, but the book lends itself to covering a number of CCSS skills. The original story measures 6.1 grade equivalent; however, it is a little challenging for sixth graders with its Lexile rating at 940. Due to this, I have also included a simplified version that measures a 4.9 grade equivalent. I made sure that both versions of the story contain the same vocabulary words, making this a perfect unit for differentiated instruction.
The full unit will be provided over four blog posts as part of Christmas in July.
The posts will include:
- July 7 ~ vocabulary
- July 14 ~ comprehension (Printable versions of the story are included in this post.)
- July 21 ~ constructive response questions
- July 28 ~ writing project
I hope your students will enjoy this unit.
The vocabulary practice for this unit includes the following:
- Vocabulary List with 10 words with Parts of Speech, Definitions, and Synonyms
- Word Cards
- Practice Book (8 half pages of practice)
- Vocabulary Test
Click here to download the resource.
Do you need additional teaching resources? Check out these Christmas resources at my on Teachers Pay Teachers store.