A Christmas Carol - The Story

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Thirty-six pages familiarize scholars with the story and vocabulary of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. After reading and listening to an abbreviated version of the holiday tale learners show what they know about the sequence of events and characters. Questions challenge readers to prove their comprehension. Grammar practice focuses on verb tenses, adjectives, synonyms, antonyms, reported speech, and homophones. Fun pages include a look at Charles Dicken's life, his works, a crossword puzzle, a question game, and a quiz about Christmas in Britain.  

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Have thesauruses—hard copies or digital— available for pupils to use while they practice using synonyms and antonyms 
  • Have copies of game pages readily available for early finishers to play when other tasks are complete 
  • Create packets of the practice pages and send them home for optional work while on winter break 
  • Group learners by ability, pass out coordinating worksheets, encourage peers to work together, assist groups as needed 
Classroom Considerations
  • The duration of the packet's worksheets and activities range from 15 minutes to one hour 
  • Some practice pages require the completion of others 
  • This resource was designed to accompany a viewing of the play 
  • Worksheets are differentiated to meet multiple levels 
  • Answer keys are provided for each practice page 
  • Some pages include alternative activities 
  • Instructions are written clearly 
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