A CHRISTMAS CAROL Unit Plan - Novel Study Bundle (Dickens) - Literature Guide

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    1 - START HERE Contents, Calendar, Pedagogy, & Figurative Language Instructional


    Your learners will enjoy the rigor and creativity of our engaging activities built from best teaching practices. We want to make your lesson planning journey easy, so you can focus on your expertise. This novel study includes a curriculum map pacing guide that offers our day-by-day suggestion for how to plan out your weeks of lessons. Our pedagogy section explains the instructive idea behind the activity, gives ideas for implementation, and aligns it to the standards. We've filmed some training videos on (1) how to assemble a Novel Analysis Packet that is unique to the academic needs of your learners and (2) how to effectively use our Quickwrite writing prompts.

    This world today works really hard to get us thinking about ourselves. It's gets us so focused on our needs and wants for today that we lose track the grand picture of our lives. It's gets us thinking that if we take care of we and ours then everything will be just dandy. Humbug to the rest!

    That is what makes A Christmas Carol so timeless. Scrooge's journey toward seeing the world around him and all its needs is a journey our students could use as much as we could. The 3 ghosts have messages for our culture today to think about and discuss. Like we said ... timeless.

    TEXT: A CHRISTMAS CAROL by Charles Dickens

    LEVEL: 7th-12th

    TOTAL: 180+ slides/pages

    → Based off the Scholastic Edition

    Pacing Guide and Answer Keys included


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    → Suggested timeline of how a teacher could plan out the unit

    → Detailed explanations of the goals of each activity and how to conduct the activities

    → Meets Common Core Standards

    → Easy to differentiate for different learning levels: Honors, 2nd language learners, and Sped

    Pre-reading Bias Intro Activity (print : digital)

    - answer thematic questions to get students thinking about the novel

    - 11-page activity

    - CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2

    Chains Activity & Discussion (print : digital)

    - class discussion instructions to analyze Marley's chains & create our own chains

    - 1-page activity

    - CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.1,2,3

    Your Ghosts Activity (print : digital)

    - students imagine their own three Ghosts and which scenes those ghosts would create for them

    - 1-page activity

    - CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.1,2,3

    Plot Chart Analyzer Diagram Arc (print : digital)

    - organize the 6 parts of the plot

    - 1-page analyzer

    - CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2

    Conflict Graphic Analyzer - 6 Types of Conflict (print : digital)

    - Students analyze the 6 different types of conflict in stories

    - 2-page analyzer

    - CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2

    Characters Analyzer (print : digital)

    - analyze the main characters using novel quotes

    - 5-page analyzer

    - CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.3

    Symbols Analyzer (print : digital)

    - Students analyze the 6 different symbols in the story

    - 5-page analyzer

    - CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2

    Figurative Language Instructional Slideshow (print : digital)

    - We set out to make the most helpful, most compelling, most graphically attractive teaching resource for you to introduce your learners to all the various figurative language. This 70+ slide slideshow will help you introduce how every many you need to teach your level of learners.

    - CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4

    - CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7

    Figurative Language Activity (print : digital)

    - Students analyze the 55 different quotes from the story

    - 6-page analyzer & answer keys

    - CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4

    Journal - Quickwrite Writing Prompts (print : digital)

    - 1/2 writing assignments to spur much deeper conversational thinking

    - 33-writing prompt slideshow

    - CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.1, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.1

    12 Comprehension Pop Quizzes (print : digital)

    - a 5-question pop quiz per few chapters

    - 22-slides and pages

    - The purpose of these is so students who read the chapters recently would ace the quiz and students who didn't read recently would not do well.

    - CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.10

    Vocabulary List and Quiz Assessment (print : digital)

    - 90 vocabulary words from the novel

    - three 30-question lists & quizzes

    - 12-page Bundle includes list of words, quiz, and answer keys

    - CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4

    Essay and Speech (print : digital)

    - 3 response to literature essay options for students to choose from; optional delivery of essay as a speech

    - Includes essay topics and speech grading rubrics

    - 6-page bundle

    - CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.1

    Enjoy! And God Bless Us, Every One!!!



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    Teaching Duration
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    to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
    Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.
    Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.
    Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.
    Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.
    By the end of grade 11, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, in the grades 11-CCR text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.By the end of grade 12, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, at the high end of the grades 11-CCR text complexity band independently and proficiently.


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