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Christmas in July ~ The Gift of the Magi ~ Part 4

The Gift of the Magi Writing Project

 

Gift of the Magi Writing ProjectPart 4 ~ Gift of the Magi Writing Project

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.

The full unit will be provided over four blog posts as part of Christmas in July.

The posts will include:

 

I hope your students will enjoy this unit.

 

Instructions for the Writing Project

Have students select one famous couple. The couple may be nonfictional historical couples or fictional ones from literature. Printables are provided for the following couples:

  • The Little Mermaid and the Prince
  • Romeo and Juliet
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Mark Anthony and Cleopatra
  • Lancelot and Guinevere
  • John Smith and Pocahontas
  • Robin Hood and Maid Marian
  • Napoleon and Josephine
  • John and Abigail Adams
  • Helen of Troy and Paris

Students will rewrite the story of The Gift of the Magi with the famous couple as the two main characters of the story. 

Gift of the Magi Writing Project ~ This packet contains free printables for ten different famous couples. Both full color and black line copies are provided.
This packet contains printables with ten different famous couples. Both full color and black line copies are provided.

Click here to download the resource.

Do you need additional teaching resources? Check out these Christmas resources at my on Teachers Pay Teachers store.

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever Book Unit

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever Book Unit

I Have Who Has Prefixes and Suffixes

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.

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Christmas Divider by Teacher Karma

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Peter Pan ~ Chapter 17 “When Wendy Grew Up”

Chapter 17 When Wendy Grew Up Summary

Chapter 17 When Wendy Grew Up -- Free Peter Pan Book Unit ~ Each week collect one resource until you have the complete Peter Pan Book Unit.

 

Chapter 17 When Wendy Grew Up Summary

The Lost Boys come up the stairs to the nursery. Mrs. Darling says she will adopt them. She wants to adopt Peter as well, but he says he will live in Neverland with Tinker Bell. Peter promises to return each spring to get Wendy. After all, he needs someone to do his spring cleaning. Mrs. Darling gives Peter her “kiss,” and he flies away.The children all start to go to school and live as normal children so. After a while, the boys forget how to fly.

Peter returns the next year. He has completely forgotten about Captain Hook and Tinker Bell. This is disturbing to Wendy, but she goes away with him for a while. The next spring Peter forgets to come. The spring after that Peter returns, and Wendy goes off with him again. 

For years Peter does not return. Wendy grows up. She gets married and has a daughter named Jane.

One night Peter returns. He sees Jane lying in the bed and thinks she is Michael. Wendy is in the room knitting. She sees Peter is exactly the same as he was years earlier. He wants her to fly away with him, but Wendy tells Peter she has forgotten how. Peter begins to cry which awakens Jane. They instantly become friends. Jane leaves with Peter to do his spring cleaning. Years go by. Jane has a daughter named Margaret. She too flies off with Peter. The cycle continues “so long as children are gay and innocent and heartless.” 

Chapter 17 When Wendy Grew Up Printables

This free pdf file contains three printable practice worksheets:

  • Vocabulary Practice with plaintive & embarked
  • Comprehension Questions for Chapter 17
  • Constructive Response Writing Question [Plot Development]

You can get the file here.

Free Peter Pan Book Unit

 

 

Gay Miller

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Peter Pan ~ Chapter 16 “The Return Home”

Chapter 16 The Return Home

Chapter 16 The Return Home ~ Free Peter Pan Book Unit ~ Each week collect one resource until you have the complete Peter Pan Book Unit.

 

Chapter 16 The Return Home Summary

For a while the boys and Wendy ride around on Hook’s ship pretending to be pirates. Peter takes on the role of captain and imitates Captain Hook.

The narrator talks to the reader and says he would like to tell the Darling parents that their children are on the way home, but he doesn’t want to spoil the surprise. The narrator likes Mrs. Darling the best of all the characters.

Mr. Darling feels that he is responsible for his children leaving home because he was the one who sent Nana out in the yard. Mr. Darling lets Nana stay in the house while he stays in the kennel. Mr. Darling even goes to work in the kennel. At first everyone thinks this is strange. After a while everyone thinks Mr. Darling is brave, and he is respected because of the love he has for his children.

One evening Mr. Darling comes home. He asks his wife to close the window because he is cold. She refuses. He then asks her to play the piano. Mrs. Darling goes into the room next to the nursery to play.

Peter and Tinker Bell fly into the Darling home. Peter closes the window, so when the Darling children arrive they will think they are not loved and will return to Neverland with him. Then Peter sees Mrs. Darling crying. Her kiss has just about dried up. He feels sorry for her, so he opens the window back up.

The Darling children arrive. Wendy tells John and Michael to get into bed, so when their mother comes in it will be like old times. When Mrs. Darling sees her children, she thinks she is dreaming. The children then speak to Mrs. Darling. She still thinks this is a dream. Finally the children rush to her, and she realizes her children are back home. Peter sadly watches the whole thing from the window.

Chapter 16 The Return Home Printables

This free pdf file contains three printable practice worksheets:

  • Vocabulary Practice with lull & remorse
  • Comprehension Questions for Chapter 16
  • Constructive Response Writing Question [Theme]

You can get the file here.

Free Peter Pan Book Unit

 

 

Gay Miller

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Peter Pan ~ Chapter 15 “Hook or Me This Time”

Chapter 15 Hook or Me This Time

Chapter 15 Hook or Me This Time ~ Free Peter Pan Book Unit ~ Each week collect one resource until you have the complete Peter Pan Book Unit.

 

Chapter 15 Hook or Me This Time Summary

As Peter Pan walks through the woods on the way to Hook’s ship, he sees the crocodile. Peter notices the crocodile is no longer ticking. Peter starts making the ticking sound. He thinks all the hungry animals in the forest will think he is the crocodile and will leave him alone. When the crocodile hears the ticking, he is comforted by the sound and starts to follow Peter. Peter reaches the “Jolly Roger” and climbs on board. The pirates hear the ticking and think the crocodile is coming. The run and hide. This gives Peter the opportunity to make his way to the cabin, killing pirates along the way.

When the ticking sound stops, Hook decides it is time to make the boys walk the plank. He sends one of the pirates into his cabin to get his whip. The pirates on deck hear a crowing sound coming from the cabin. Hook sends a second pirate into the cabin to see what is going on. This pirate confirms the first pirate is dead. He goes in to get the whip. The pirates then hear a second crowing sound. Slightly begins counting the number of pirates that died.

Finally Captain Hook heads into the cabin. His candles are blown out. Hook returns to the deck. The pirates think a ghost is aboard the ship. Hook decides to send the boys into the cabin to confront the ghost. When the boys enter the cabin, Peter unlocks their chains.

Peter and the boys sneak up on deck. Peter changes places with Wendy. He places her shawl over himself as a disguise. Peter then makes a crowing sound. The pirates take this as a sign that the ghost has killed the boys.

The pirates grow angry with Hook. Hook tells them he will kill Wendy. He tells the pirates that bringing a girl on board the ship has created a curse. Hook approaches “Wendy” who is really Peter in disguise. When Hook realizes the person is Peter, a fight breaks out between the boys and the pirates. The boys team up while the pirates scatter. This gives the boys an advantage int he fight, and most of the pirates die. A few jump overboard. As Hook fights Peter his thoughts are all on good and bad form. Hook wants Peter to show bad form. This finally happens when Peter makes a comment that sounds like nonsense to Hook.

Hook races around the deck fighting Peter, but his mind is in the past. Finally, Hook has had enough of the fight. He jumps overboard where the crocodile is waiting for him.

 

Chapter 15 Hook or Me This Time Printables

This free pdf file contains three printable practice worksheets:

  • Vocabulary Practice with haggard & mutinous
  • Comprehension Questions for Chapter 15
  • Constructive Response Writing Question [Plot Devices]

You can get the file here.

Free Peter Pan Book Unit

 

 

Gay Miller

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Peter Pan ~ Chapter 14 “The Pirate Ship”

Chapter 14 The Pirate Ship

Chapter 14 The Pirate Ship ~ Free Peter Pan Book Unit ~ Each week collect one resource until you have the complete Peter Pan Book Unit.

 

Chapter 14 The Pirate Ship Summary

Captain Hook paces the deck of his ship “The Jolly Roger.” His thoughts are all about good form. The reader learns that Hook was once a respected British gentlemen. Hook also thinks about Snee. All children like Snee, and Hook is disgruntled because children do not feel the same for him. Finally he has had enough.

Hook tells the pirates to bring the boys up on deck. He plans to make them all walk the plank except two. Hook needs two boys for cabin boys. The Lost Boys tell Hook their mother would not want them to be pirates. Hook then turns to John and Michael. They tell Hook that they can not be pirates because they must stay loyal to the British Crown.

Since Hook is upset, he brings Wendy up to witness the event. Wendy shows her disgust at the dirty ship and Hook’s dirty clothes. When Hook sees this, he tells Wendy to say last words to the boys. She tells them, “I feel that I have a message to you from your real mothers and it is this: ‘We hope our sons will die like English gentlemen.'” Then the pirates tie Wendy to the mast.

Hook is about to make the boys walk the plank when he hears the ticking of the crocodile. Hook runs to hide.

 

Chapter 14 The Pirate Ship Printables

This free pdf file contains three printable practice worksheets:

  • Vocabulary Practice with din & prudent
  • Comprehension Questions for Chapter 14
  • Constructive Response Writing Question [Conflict]

You can get the file here.

Free Peter Pan Book Unit

 

 

Gay Miller

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Peter Pan ~ Chapter 13 “Do You Believe in Fairies?”

Chapter 13 Do You Believe in Fairies?

Chapter 13 Do You Believe in Fairies? ~ Free Peter Pan Book Unit ~ Each week collect one resource until you have the complete Peter Pan Book Unit.

 

Chapter 13 Do You Believe in Fairies? Summary

As each one of the boys climbs out out of his tree, the pirates grab them. The boys are tied and gagged. Wendy is the last to come up. Hook treats her politely because he envisions her becoming the pirates’ mother.

The pirates place the boys inside Wendy’s little house. Four pirates heave the house up on their shoulders and carry the little house to their ship.

While tying up the boys, the pirates have a difficult time with Slightly because he is larger than the other boys. Hook thinks his tree opening may be large enough for a man to climb down. Hook is correct.

Hook climbs down Slightly’s tree and sees Peter sleeping on the bed. In his peaceful sleep, Hook can see Peter’s baby teeth. Hook is almost moved by this sight to leave Peter alone, but then he remembers how Peter’s arrogance has haunted him.

When Hook is unable to unlatch Slightly’s door to reach Peter, he decides to put poison in Peter’s medicine. Thinking that is the end of Peter, Hook leaves.

Peter is awakened a few minutes later by Tinker Bell. She had overheard Hook bragging about what he had done. Peter does not believe Tinker Bell and decides he will take his medicine to please Wendy before he goes after the boys. Tinker Bell beats Peter too the medicine and drinks it all down. She starts to die. Peter tells children everywhere who are dreaming about Neverland to clap if they believe in fairies. So many children clap that Wendy becomes well.

Peter heads into the woods on the trail of the boys. He thinks he can not fly because he will disturb the wild birds who will make enough noise to alert the pirates. Walking through the woods is slow, but Peter is determined. He says, “It’s Hook or me this time.”

Chapter 13 Do You Believe in Fairies? Printables

This free pdf file contains three printable practice worksheets:

  • Vocabulary Practice with morass & gloat
  • Comprehension Questions for Chapter 13
  • Constructive Response Writing Question [Point of View]

You can get the file here.

Free Peter Pan Book Unit

 

 

Gay Miller

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Peter Pan ~ Chapter 12 “The Children are Carried Off”

Chapter 12 The Children are Carried Off

Chapter 12 The Children are Carried Off ~ Free Peter Pan Book Unit ~ Each week collect one resource until you have the complete Peter Pan Book Unit.

 

Chapter 12 The Children are Carried Off Summary

A terrible battle takes place between the pirates and the Native Americans. Many of the Native Americans are killed. A few escape including Tiger Lily.

The boys listen to the battle from their cavern home. Once all is quiet, they say that if the Native Americans win they will play their tom-toms. Snee hears this and begins to pound the drums.

The boys think the Native American have won, and start to climb up to see.

Chapter 12 The Children are Carried Off Printables

This free pdf file contains three printable practice worksheets:

  • Vocabulary Practice with goaded & pandemonium
  • Comprehension Questions for Chapter 12
  • Constructive Response Writing Question [Setting]

You can get the file here.

Free Peter Pan Book Unit

 

 

Gay Miller

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