O. Henry
Lesson plans for "The Ransom of Red Chief" and other stories

| Biography and Background | | "The Gift of the Magi" | | "The Ransom of Red Chief" | | Other Stories |

Biography and Background

O. Henry
Biographical information from Wikipedia.

O. Henry
Biography and links to stories.

O. Henry and his Texas Tales
Designed for grades 4-8, this document requires Adobe Reader or compatible application for access.

"The Gift of the Magi"

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"The Ransom of Red Chief"

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Other Stories

Figurative Language of O. Henry
23 quotations from various stories. Students identify figures of speech. 4 pages; answers available. Can be printed as worksheets or completed online.

"The Duel"
Brief biography and text of the story. Follow links to PDF and Google Docs formats.

The Four Million
Free audio recordings of the 25 short stories from this book, including "After Twenty Years," "Mammon and the Archer," and "The Cop and the Anthem." The stories are in MP3 format and require QuickTime.

"The Princess and the Puma"
Text of the story.