The Guilty Party

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Why do good people do bad things? That is the question asked by O. Henry's short story, "The Guilty Party," and one at the center of the discussion following a reading of this tragic tale.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Concepts

Instructional Ideas

  • Read the story aloud to the class, explicating antiquated syntax and diction as you read
  • Or, assign a chunk of text to groups, have them update the language, and then read their revision to the class
Classroom Considerations

  • Read the complete story to determine if the challenges presented by the text are appropriate for your learning situation
  • A link or resources with related themes is listed below
Pros

  • The discussion questions ask readers to cite evidence from the story to support their responses
Cons

  • The antiquated syntax and diction will challenge most readers
Common Core