A Christmas Carol Teacher Resources
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Formative Assessments: Dickens' A Christmas Carol
Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol provides the text for a formative assessment exercise designed for middle schoolers. Patterned on the AP exam, the packet includes a treasure trove of materials including answer keys, rationales, metadata, and attributes for each question, sample essays, and scoring guides for each essay prompt. The three types of assessments included (close reading multiple choice, editing multiple choice, and essay response) are designed to build the skills of learners and give feedback to instructors. Well worth a place in your curriculum library.
"A Christmas Carol" Novel Study
Lesson plan ideas for the story "A Christmas Carol."
A Christmas Carol: Discovering Treasures in Your Life
Young scholars research language arts by analyzing several holiday stories. In this character development activity, students read A Christmas Carol and The Grinch Who Stole Christmas while identifying the characters, plot and settings. Young scholars complete a worksheet in which they demonstrate the similarities and differences between the main characters in both stories.
Philanthropy in A Christmas Carol
Students explore philanthropy in literature. In this cross curriculum literacy and character development lesson, students read A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens and note charitable acts described in the story. Students relate story elements such as theme, mood, character, vocabulary, and symbolism to philanthropy.
A Christmas Carol Study Questions
In this online interactive literature instructional activity, students respond to 7 short answer and essay questions about Dickens's A Christmas Carol. Students may check some of their answers online.
A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
Students study and explore the portrayal and development of a major character in a novel from the novel, "A Christmas Carol," by Charles Dickens. They identify words and phrases that effectively describe the main character in this novel. Each student surfaces an example of Scrooge's behavior that could support these words and phrases as evidence.
A Christmas Carol
Third graders engage in the entire learning process that culminate in a theatrical musical of the classic, A Christmas Carol. The third graders present creative dioramas, which depict their particular part in the production.
A Christmas Carol Exploration
Seventh graders explore the history of Christmas by researching classic literature. In this holiday instructional activity, 7th graders read the story A Christmas Carol and discuss the tone of Charles Dickens' classic literary work. Students answer study questions about the story and take a quiz to demonstrate their understanding of the story.
"A Christmas Carol" Quiz
In this online quiz worksheet, learners answer a set of multiple choice questions about A Christmas Carol. Page includes multiple links to answers, ads and resources.
A Christmas Carol Chronology
Which comes first? The Ghost of Christmas Past, Present, or Future? What clues can readers use to establish the chronology of A Christmas Carol? The tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, Marley, and Tiny Tim provides the text for an activity that asks class groups to use logic, context clues, and transitions to unscramble and reorder the events in Dickens’ story. As a follow-up activity, individuals create their own tale that uses flashbacks to reveal why their character is so negative.
Unit Lesson Plan: Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol
This lesson is designed to provide closing activities for A Christmas Carol. Four closing activities are provided, so you can pick and choose what would work best for your learners. The first activity asks learners to write a biography for Charles Dickens. The second, third, and fourth activities have learners research games and throw a Victorian-style Christmas party. Directions aren't as clear as they could be, but there's enough information here to build a successful lesson.
Character and Choices: Dickens' A Christmas Carol
Students read the novel, A Christmas Carol, and analyze the major story elements. They participate in many activities that explore the major theme of the consequences of our choices, and watch the George C. Scott movie version of the book.
Christmas Carol Project
Eighth graders create a researched presentation comparing and contrasting holiday celebrations from the period surrounding Charles' Dickens 'A Christmas Carol.' In this Christmas celebrations lesson, 8th graders discuss differences between the 1840s and the 21st century. Students research a traditional holiday celebration for the time period and create a PowerPoint presentation for the information.
Lesson Plans for "A Christmas Carol"
Lesson plans for "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens can help students better comprehend this Christmas classic.
A Dickens of a Time: Discovering the Victorian Period
Students examine different aspects of Victorian Life in London through a variety of research projects requiring hands-on computer activities. They read Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol.
Favorite Christmas Carols
Third graders take a survey of friends' and family members' favorite Christmas carols. They illustrate a favorite Christmas carol and have students try to guess the name of the carol based on the picture.
Christmas in Great Britain
Students investigate the Christmas customs of Great Britain. For this holiday lesson, students construct pomander balls and sing English Christmas carols.
A Christmas Carol Quiz
In this online interactive reading comprehension activity, students respond to 25 multiple choice questions about Dickens's a Christmas Carol. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
Christmas Carols Quiz
For this Christmas carols worksheet, students read the Christmas carol phrases and complete them with 15 phrases.
Event 1 & 2: Christmas Carol Chonology
Learners read, analyze and critique, "A Christmas Carol," by Charles Dickens. They then prepare a chronological order of sequence from the story by putting the events and plot in order from the beginning to the end. Each student arranges the events in a logical time frame.