As you know "Reading is to the mind, what exercise is to the body", so let's read as much as possible. Remember: The more we read, the more we learn.
Now it's time to enjoy learning and reading!

The Gift of the Magi

Portada de libro "The Gift of the Magi". Autor: PJ Lynch. Imagen procedente de Wikipedia
Basic information:
Title: The Gift of the Magi
Author: O. Henry (1862-1910)

The Gift of the Magi is a famous short story by O. Henry, pen-name adopted by William Sydney Porter, a well-known American writer born in 1862. He wrote with realistic detail based on his first hand experiences both in Texas and in New York City and his stories are characterized by wit, wordplay, and clever twist endings.
To find out what The Gift of the Magi is about, who the characters are and when or where takes place, click here and watch the following video
Now you will create a timeline of the story. You can use an interactive pluging such as ReadWriteThink:Timeline But first you must read or listen to the whole story.
To read the whole story, just click here and visit the following site, distributed by the University of Oxford under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License
If you prefer to listen to this story, click here and visit the LibriVox Free Audiobook Collection

After reading activities:
1.- A gift for a family member: What would be the perfect grift for your parents, or for your brother or sister, or maybe for one of your aunts or uncles. Prepare an essay describing this perfect present and giving reasons why.
2.- Copy and complete the following reading journal

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