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The #1 ..... (story for teaching about Christmas)

Number One** Not your ordinary endless list - just what's number 1. Just the BEST.

The Gift of the Magi by O'Henry

I know, I know, there are so many great Christmas stories. I know, I know, you have your own favorite. However, all the great stories don't hold a candle to The Gift of the Magi.

It has withstood the test of time and most importantly has brevity, power, plot and of course for the English teacher - specific vocabulary!

Here is my heartfelt made, condensed version as my gift to you. Get the karaoke below and play using the karafun player available on our Karaoke page. Also, using the karaoke player, listen to the whole "real" story. Happy Holidays!
Also, see this folder stuffed full of teaching resources for this story!

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Gift of the Magi Condensed Version
Gift of the Magi Full Version
Gift of the Magi PPT

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Comment by Eric18 on December 24, 2009 at 11:07pm
Great story. Love is sacrifice. Perfect for the holiday.

Students also appreciate many of his other stories with their surprise ending. When I taught adult education, I used another O'Henry to teach Thanksgiving.

Comment by ddeubel on December 15, 2015 at 6:19pm

I like this Lego version. 

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