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In these Charles Dickens worksheets, students complete several different activities that cover chapters one through twelve of the text.
In this Charles Dickens activity, students read a 1 page article on Charles Dickens and then answer 12 short answer questions.
This instructional activity 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 instructional activity.
In this novels of Charles Dickens worksheet, learners record the names of 15 novels by the author. The first letter of each word in each of the titles is provided.
In this reading instructional activity, students analyze 15 titles of Charles Dickens' novels that are slightly mixed up and incorrect. Students fix the titles and write them correctly on the lines.
In this Charles Dickens learning exercise, students write which novels the characters appeared in. Students write the novels for 10 characters.
From Mr. Merdle to Mr. Madoff? A viewing of the PBS adaptation of Charles Dickens’ “Little Dorrit” launches an examination of greedy characters in literature and a study of greed, unfairness, and economic hardship today. The richly detailed resource includes extension activities, interdisciplinary connections, and a list of related links. A great way to connect literature to current events!
In this Charles Dickens learning exercise, students unscramble the letters in the examples to find the titles of the 15 Charles Dickens novels.
For this Charles Dickens worksheet, students complete the titles of the novels by Charles Dickens. Students complete 15 exercises.
Learners 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. Learners relate story elements such as theme, mood, character, vocabulary, and symbolism to philanthropy.
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.
Students examine the relationship between Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and Charles Dickens. They read and analyze a manuscript, answer discussion questions, conduct Internet research, and discuss societal and historical context of the friendship between the two men.
An excerpt from Charles Dickens’ “Our Next-Door Neighbor” provides a challenge for even good readers. They must not only draw inferences from the passage, but must also access links to correctly answer the four reading comprehension questions. An answer sheet is provided.
Even your best readers will be challenged by this passage from Charles Dickens’ "Gin Shops." In order to correctly answer the questions on the reading comprehension quiz, they will need to not only read the passage carefully, but also use the links provided to access necessary background information.
In this online interactive reading comprehension worksheet, students respond to 15 multiple choice questions about Dickens's Oliver Twist. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
Class members assume the role of one of the characters in Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities. Writing as that character, they defend a decision he/she made. Groups then are presented with problematic situations that parallel those of the novel’s characters and consider how they would respond in a similar situation. A great way to encourage personal connection to the story.
For this reading comprehension worksheet, students read a short selection from "Sketches by Boz" by Charles Dickens before answering 4 multiple choice, reading comprehension questions. They check their answers at the bottom of the page.
In this reading comprehension worksheet, students use a dictionary and an acronym finder to complete the 4 reading comprehension questions for Charles Dickens' 'Doctors' Commons' and 'Sketches by Boz.'
For this reading descriptions worksheet, students read a short passage from "The Pawnbroker's Shop" by Charles Dickens. Students answer 4 multiple choice questions about the text.
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.