A Christmas Carol Teacher Resources
Find A Christmas Carol educational ideas and activities
Showing 1 - 20 of 162 resources
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.
8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Mystery Christmas Carols
Students research the history of Christmas carols and find out where the practice of caroling originated. They copy the words to and then illustrate a Christmas song. Afterwards, they identify each other's favorite songs from their drawings.
1st - 6th Social Studies & History
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.
9th - 10th English Language Arts
Introduction to Victorian London and A Christmas Carol: Scrooge and Marley
Immerse your class in Dickens's London and classic story of A Christmas Carol. Here, a SMARTboard presentation and WebQuest build background of the setting for the novel (or the play A Christmas Carol: Scrooge and Marley.) Learning about the people and characteristics of Victorian England will allow readers to understand the context of the story, and help them to focus on the important plot and character details while reading.
7th - 8th English Language Arts
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.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
A Christmas Carol Exploration
Seventh graders explore the history of Christmas by researching classic literature. In this holiday lesson plan, 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.
7th Social Studies & History
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.
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
A Christmas Carol: Discovering Treasures in Your Life
Students research language arts by analyzing several holiday stories. In this character development lesson, students read A Christmas Carol and The Grinch Who Stole Christmas while identifying the characters, plot and settings. Students complete a worksheet in which they demonstrate the similarities and differences between the main characters in both stories.
4th - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
New Review Educator's Guide: A Christmas Carol
Planning on using Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol this year? Then give yourself a gift and download this colorful guide thats packed with goodies. Kids, as well as the ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future are sure to find the activities "irresistibly contagious.
7th - 8th English Language Arts
A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens: Fun Trivia Quiz
This online quiz may be fun for readers to take on their own to self-assess basic understanding of Dickens' A Christmas Carol; however, the lack of rigor makes this questionable as a class assignment. These online, interactive quizzes can be made by anyone, so be sure to look closely at the questions and answers before using.
8th - 10th English Language Arts
A Christmas Carol: Fun Trivia Quiz
Online quizzes can be fun for testing reading comprehension; however, this Fun Trivia quiz on A Christmas Carol does not have the rigor necessary for a class assignment. Instead, you may want to suggest your readers take it on their own to self-assess basic understanding of the work.
7th - 10th English Language Arts
Basic Knowledge of A Christmas Carol: Fun Trivia Quiz
This brief quiz on A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens tests basic, surface-level plot knowledge. Many of the questions are not important to the larger themes of the novel. If you use this quiz, make sure you check over the content, as anyone can put together a Fun Trivia Quiz.
8th - 11th English Language Arts
Context Clues: A Christmas Carol
For use with Charles Dickens' classic A Christmas Carol, this activity gives learners words in context so they can generate their own definitions of each and compare those to the dictionary definitions. They determine synonyms and antonyms and use the words in analogies and sentences.
10th - 12th English Language Arts