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The Pimienta Pancakes Discussion Questions

Instructor: Clio Stearns

Clio has taught education courses at the college level and has a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction.

If you are teaching your students about short stories, the works of O. Henry can provide some marvelous examples. This lesson offers questions that will help you facilitate strong discussions about ''The Pimienta Pancakes''.

Reading The Pimienta Pancakes

Are you teaching your students about the short stories by classic American writer O. Henry? One of the stories they are going to read is probably The Pimienta Pancakes. This story is told by a narrator who is on a campsite, and he feels hungry for some pancakes.

The camp cook is dishing up more than pancakes, though; he is actually spinning tales as well. The story he tells reveals a great deal about himself as a character, and the narrator learns more about himself as well.

To help your students get as much as possible out of this story, you will want to facilitate strong discussions. The questions in this lesson will help your students learn from each other as they consider The Pimienta Pancakes.

Questions About Characters

This section offers questions that probe the meaning of each of the characters in O. Henry's story.

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