In this short unit, students will spend three lessons exploring the importance of themes and main ideas in fiction and informational texts.  Now would be a good time to have them take an assessment of their reading and writing skills. They'll explore theme through O. Henry's classic short story  "The Gift of the Magi" and consider how this piece compares to the main idea in the article "The Proven Power of Giving, Not Getting."

English Language Arts, Reading Literature, Speaking and Listening
Material Type:
Unit of Study
High School
  • Grade 11 ELA
  • Literature
  • Short Stories
  • Themes
  • License:
    Unit 6 Name That Theme
    Name That Theme

    Education Standards