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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 learning exercise, students read a 1 page article on Charles Dickens and then answer 12 short answer questions.
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.
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.
Seventh graders read the novel Great Expectations by Charles Dickens. They consult Media Center and online sources as they conduct research needed to write an essay that answers the question, "Is Great Expectations a classic, or just a novel?"
How does Oliver Twist, the novel written by Charles Dickens, compare with its screenplay adaptation? Although the activity doesn't require learners to have read the novel, the similarities and differences of the highlighted passages would be best understood by those who have. After identifying and discussing the differences, have learners choose their favorite book. Has this book been made into a movie? What aspects should remain true to the story's plot line?
In this novels of Charles Dickens worksheet, students 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 worksheet, 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 worksheet, students write which novels the characters appeared in. Students write the novels for 10 characters.
In this Charles Dickens worksheet, learners unscramble the letters in the examples to find the titles of the 15 Charles Dickens novels.
In this Charles Dickens worksheet, students complete the titles of the novels by Charles Dickens. Students complete 15 exercises.
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.
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!
Students read the novel "Great Expectations" by Charles Dickens. In groups, they use the text to identify and describe family relationships in the book. Using this information, they compare and contrast how these relationships are related to the ones they see in everyday life. To end the lesson, they participate in a discussion on a topic given to them by their instructor.
Students explore philanthropy in literature. For 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.
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.
In this literary analysis instructional activity, students read 5 statements made by Charles Dickens about Five Points and mark them as observations, interpretations, or biases.
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.
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.