Lesson plans for Great Expectations and other works
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Vocabulary, teaching unit, response journal, activity pack, puzzle pack, lesson plan, Grammardog guide, "World of Charles Dickens".
Biography, Criticism, and Background
Watch a video of Dickens' life from bio.com. Presented in short clips with commercials.
A short biography of Dickens written for 9th grade. Adobe Reader required for access.
The BBC presents a short, animated biography that will work with many age levels. Scroll down for related activities.
Extensive criticism and biography from the Internet Public Library.
A collection of links to online works, biography, historical background, and other online sites.
A great collection of scholarly links from the Victorian Web: biography, analysis, e-texts, historical context.
Charles Dickens Fast Facts
Charles Dickens Page
All things Dickens: links for each book or story, background information, links for film versions, London, timeline and fast facts, more.
A Date with Dickens
Oprah's Book Club read A Tale of Two Cities and Great Expectations. Scroll down on this page for clips of discussions/analysis from her program and some related recipes.
Stay Tuned for our Next Episode: Teaching Dickens as a Serial Publication
An innovative approach to Great Expectations that would also work with other novels.
Teaching Dickens with the New York Times
Links to articles about Dickens from the New York Times.
The Whirling Sound of Planet Dickens
A biographical/nonfiction/informational piece about the life of Dickens from the New York Times. This article emphasizes his energy and emotions.
A Christmas Carol
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