Grammardog Teacher's Guide contains 16 quizzes for these short stories. All sentences are from the stories. Figurative language includes: "sea of asphalt," "shook him until his freckles rattled," "skyrocket of a kid," "butterfly days," "like a welter-weight cinnamon bear." Alliteration includes: "Mr. Hoover who was forty-five, fat, flush and foolish," "life is made up of sobs, sniffles and smiles, and sniffles predominating."
Short Stories: The Gift of the Magi, The Skylight Room, The Cop and the Anthem, The Ransom of Red Chief, Hearts and Hands.