Jul 07

Christmas in July ~ The Gift of the Magi ~ Part 1


The Gift of the Magi ~ Free Lesson Plans ~ Part 1 VocabularyVocabulary 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 Gift of the Magi ~ Free Lesson Plans ~ Part I Vocabulary
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.

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The Best Christmas Pageant Ever Book Unit

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Free Game for the Holidays

Compare and Contrast Christmas

Compare and Contrast Christmas

Compare and Contrast Christmas

This is a free sample from the Compare and Contrast Christmas pictured to the right.

Gay Miller














Christmas Divider by Teacher Karma

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