A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
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Beyond the Story: A Dickens of a Party
Students are invited to attend a 19th Century party as a character from Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol." To play this role, students must understand the values and customs Dickens' characters represented in Victorian society. This lesson is divided into three stages: Group Investigative Roles, Individual Characterizations, and Individual Presentations. Students collaboratively research the life and times of Charles Dickens as it relates to a character, and write and present a first-person character analysis.

Book-A-Minute Classics: A Christmas Carol
Just for fun, the story reduced to a one-minute read.

Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol
Links to background information, comprehension questions, vocabulary words, and grammar practice drawn from the text.

"A Christmas Carol"
Reading strategies and activities to support the story, including a Four Corners Anticipation activity, a directed reading-thinking activity, a Venn diagram for post-reading, and more.

"A Christmas Carol"
This version of the story is the one Dickens shortened for use in public readings. It includes clickable vocabulary support.

"A Christmas Carol"
A wealth of background information, original illustrations, links to related sites.

"A Christmas Carol"
This document supports students who will see a theatrical produdtion. Scroll to pages 8 and 9 for understanding setting, to page 10 for practice with homophones, to page 11 for cause-and-effect practice, to page 17-20 for discussion questions and vocabulary words. Designed for third grade; Adobe Reader required. 20 pages.

"A Christmas Carol"
This document supports students who will see a theatrical produdtion. Scroll to page 8 for practice with prefixes and suffixes, to page 10 for practice with chronological order, to pages 11-13 for summary writing, to 14-18 for writing an apology letter, to page 24-26 for discussion questions and vocabulary words. Designed for fourth grade; Adobe Reader required. 26 pages.

"A Christmas Carol"
This document supports students who will see a theatrical production. Scroll to pages 5 and 6 for practice with denotation and connotation; to pages 7-9 for practice with metaphor, simile, and personification; to pages 10 and 11 for vocabulary words; to page 12 for author purpose; to 13-15 for character analysis; to page 16 to explore theme; to p. 17-20 for discussion questions and vocabulary words. Designed for fifth grade. 20 pages; Adobe Reader required.

"A Christmas Carol"
This document includes practice with transition words, practice writing a process ("how to") essay including graphic organizer and rubric, character analysis, practice with themes, word study, historical background with a compare/contrast chart and essay, practice writing monologues, discussion questions, and vocabulary words. Designed for grades 6-8. 20 pages; Adobe Reader required.

"A Christmas Carol"
A mixture of background information and learning activities. This 6-page document requires Adobe Reader.

A Christmas Carol
Text of the story in multiple formats, including EPUB, Kindle, and plain text.

A Christmas Carol
Audio text of the story in multiple formats, including MP3, iTunes, and Ogg Vorbis.

"A Christmas Carol" Crossword Puzzle
Use the premade puzzle or use this site to generate one of your own.

"A Christmas Carol" in a Box
A thorough site: links to the script adaptation, the teaching unit plan, and detailed instructions for creating a play production in your school. Also included is a public domain copy of the Dickens reading script that could be used with younger students as the primary text. Click on "Teaching Unit Plan and Handouts" for multiple handouts. These resources are designed for upper elementary and middle school students. Adobe Reader required for access.

Get to Know Your Ghost
Students watch the trailer for the Disney movie A Christmas Carol (2:27). Then they imagine what a ghost would look like at their school. They draw the ghost and give it a name. Designed for grades K-2.

Pitch Your Christmas Carol Sequel
Students watch the trailer for the Disney movie A Christmas Carol (2:27). Then they imagine that Disney might like to create a sequel and describe three new ghosts they could create for Scrooge's next story. They write a one-page persuasive "pitch" for their plot idea. Designed for grades 6-12.

Teaching Tenses
Students watch the trailer for the Disney movie A Christmas Carol (2:27). Then they make a chart and identify the tenses of verbs. Designed for grades 3-5.

Philanthropy in "A Christmas Carol"
Students define and identify the literary terms mood, theme, climax, and symbolism. They also understand the concept of philanthropy. Lesson plan includes handouts, test, and key.

Vocabulary from A Christmas Carol
Words are presented in context and with definitions. Click on a word for pronunciation, examples of recent use, more.



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