Lesson Plan

Language Analysis Based on Stave 1

Class members meet the original scrooge, the Dickens character whose name has become synonymous with a cold-hearted, tight-fisted, miser. Using the provided worksheet, readers closely examine context clues to determine the meanings of words in the first chapter of Dickens' classic tale, A Christmas Carol.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Model how to use context clues to figure out the meanings of words and phrases
Classroom Considerations
  • First in a series of three lessons based on Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol
  • Requires copies of the "Identifying the Meanings of Words and Phrases" worksheet
  • Readers must have completed the first stave (chapter) of the story
Pros
  • Includes a completed teacher version of the worksheet
  • Provides model sentences that demonstrate how to use context clues to figure out the meanings of words
Cons
  • None