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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 Language Arts 6 Views 80 Downloads
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 Language Arts 58 Views 259 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Greed is Good?
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.
7th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 26 Downloads
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 3 Views 145 Downloads
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 instructional activity, 8th graders discuss differences between the 1840s and the 21st century.
8th Language Arts 3 Views 49 Downloads
Longfellow and Dickens: The Story of a Trans-Atlantic Friendship
Young scholars 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.
10th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 7 Downloads
Reading Comprehension Quiz: Charles Dickens
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.
12th Language Arts 6 Views 8 Downloads
Reading Comprehension Quiz: Charles Dickens' Gin Shops
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.
12th Language Arts 3 Views 6 Downloads
Problematic Situations For A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
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.
8th - 10th Language Arts 3 Views 24 Downloads
From "Sketches by Boz" by Charles Dickens
In this reading comprehension worksheet, learners 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.
7th - 9th Language Arts 3 Views 9 Downloads