Sept. 4, 2008 – English 8

Listing to Short Stories: The Gift of the Magi

Today we listened and read along to “The Gift of the Magi” by O. Henry, while story mapping it on the sheet provided.

Homework

Finish the story map notes on “The Gift of the Magi” using the form provided.  Make sure you do the “cues” and “summary” section on the back of the sheet.

If you need to read the story again, you can view it here (or download it here).  If you want to listen to the audio version of the story, download it here (by right-clicking and selecting “save as”).

Feel free to post in the comments section the parts of the story map that you have been able to do and to share it with others.

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8 Responses so far »

  1. 1

    Sam ( Lee Sang Won) said,

    hello, Sir.
    Can you check my sentence?
    ( sorry for always asking you to correct my sentence….)
    I hope this will be the last time…

    The Gift of the Magi

    The couple, who sold their most precious things to buy the christmas presents to each other, realized that the presents are no longer usable because they lost their precious thing which works with the christmas present.

  2. 2

    Regina Go said,

    Sir could you help correct my summary?

    Both Della and Jim gave up their most preaciuos things to buy each other Christmas presents, but in the end they are wise enough to keep their own presents.

    Comments

    Regina, It’s not that the sentence isn’t good. It is good (check spelling on precious though). However, I don’t think you have the resolution correct. Why don’t you take another look at it and see what you can come up with.

  3. 3

    Lasmyr Edullantes said,

    Sir, If you have time, please correct mine too. ^^

    Della and jim sacrificed their most precious things, Della’s hair and Jim’s watch, in order to give each other Christmas presents.

    Changes

    Della and j[J]im sacrificed their most precious things, Della’s hair and Jim’s watch, in order to give each other Christmas presents [put here something about the twist ending].

  4. 4

    Tasha Putri said,

    Della and Jim sold their precious things to buy each other Christmas presents,but at the end they found nothing because they lost their most precious things.

    Changes

    Della and Jim sold their precious things [in secret] to buy each other Christmas presents, but at [in] the end they found [received] nothing because they [had already] lost [given up] their most precious things.

    Really though, you did a great job with this sentence. The changes that I am suggesting are not totally necessary. Good job!

  5. 5

    Calvin Caleb said,

    Sorry to bother you Sir, but can you please give some correction to my summary ?

    The Gift of The Magi
    Both Della and Jim sold their precious stuff to buy Christmas gifts for each other, but in the end they both realized that they lost their most precious stuff for something that is unnecessary.

    Changes

    Both Della and Jim sold their precious stuff [things] to buy Christmas gifts for each other, but in the end they both realized that they lost their most precious stuff [things] for something that is unnecessary[was ultimately worthless].

  6. 6

    Lasmyr Edullantes said,

    Thank you, sir, and have a pleasant night 😀

  7. 7

    Spencer Christian Lestiadi said,

    Hi, Mr. B
    I hope I am doing as well as the last one..

    Here’s my sentence :
    Jim and Della got each other a Christmas present by selling their most precious things which made the presents worthless.

    Thanks. God bless…

    – Spencer Christian Lestiadi –

  8. 8

    Elbert Silabu said,

    Mr. B here is my sentence:
    Jim and Della are both loving couples that they sacrificed their precious items and end up with the same things


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