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  1. Journal “The Gift of the Magi” is about personal sacrifice. The police and firefighters of New York made tremendous sacrifices on September 11, 2001. Describe a time in your life when you have made a sacrifice for someone else in order to solve a problem.

  2. The Gift of the Magi

  3. Let’s SALSA • Show actions that facilitate learning for the self and others. • Actively participate and be cognitively present • Learn to be open to new learning • Set cell phone to OFF and Send it to your backpack/purse • Act with a positive attitude and Accept that failure is not an option!

  4. Before we jump in… • Building Background pg 6 • Meet O. Henry

  5. Don’t forget Freytag! ______________ ______________ ______________ ______________ ______________

  6. Let’s Read!

  7. Let’s discuss Point of View again…

  8. Remember…point of view refers… • To the relationship of the narrator to the story. • This story uses third-person omniscient which means that narrator is not a character in the story, but someone who stands outside the story and comments on the action • A third person omniscient narrator knows everything about the characters and the events and may reveal details that the characters themselves could not reveal.

  9. Count off 1-3…then answer… 1. What does the narrator know that the characters don’t know? Cite specific lines from the story as evidence 2. The narrator comments on the characters and events in this story. How would the story change if the narrator were not to comment? 3. What is the narrator’s opinion of the characters and their actions? Use details from the story to support your answer.

  10. Interview your parents or neighbors or grandparents to find out about the greatest sacrifices they ever made for love. Write down the general story and be prepared to present them tomorrow. HOMEWORK Turn in your Freytag!