A Christmas Carol

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Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol may begin with the reminder of Marley's death, but it doesn't have to end with the last page of the book. Extend the reading into a crossword puzzle that includes clues about Jacob's accessories, the name of the oldest Cratchet son, and the more memorable quotes from throughout the book.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • After finishing the novel, have class members try to fill out the crossword faster than their peers for a reward
  • Use the puzzle as a model for learners to create their own novel-themed crosswords
Classroom Considerations

  • The activity only addresses recall-level concepts; best used as a quick review
Pros

  • Provides an answer key for easy assessment
  • Includes details from various parts of the novel for a full review
  • Great for a seasonal activity or novel unit anytime during the year
Cons

  • None
Common Core