A Christmas Carol Activities Worksheets For The Play Version | Printable Digital

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  1. Get a full THREE WEEKS worth of creative and interactive activities and editable lesson plans to go with the play version of A Christmas Carol! Your middle school students will love learning about plot structure, character traits, and theme with this resource!This Bundle includes:Pre-reading fact or
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Your Middle School students will love these fun and engaging activities for the play version of A Christmas Carol. This interactive resource will help your students to examine the plot structure, character traits, and theme with discussion questions, scaffolded notes, and more!

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This "A Christmas Carol" resource is based on the play that is found in 7th grade McDougal-Littell Language of Literature books by Frederick Gaines (but another version can also be found online here).

In my class, we read the play scene by scene. We analyzed each scene with a discussion, plot diagram, some notes and then a compare/contrast graphic organizer as we compared and contrasted the play scene by scene with "The Muppets Christmas Carol".

The learning goals are:

The student can identify and use

➡️ plot structure to analyze a story

➡️ compare/contrast to look at similarities and differences between the text and multimedia presentation of the same story

➡️ inference skills to determine character traits and the theme

Printable and Digital, this resource keeps students focused during this exciting time of year and is a huge time-saver for you!

This resource contains:

✅A link to the play version

✅A link to the audio of the play

✅A link to a Charles Dickens background video

✅A link to a movie version featuring George C. Scott (not the Muppets version)

✅Discussion questions for all 6 scenes

✅Printable Notes – A set of notes for each of the 6 scenes in black and white, color and plain formats!

✅Printable Plot diagram

✅Plot diagram questions (guides) for each scene.

✅Printable Venn Diagram – One for each scene to compare the play to a movie version (I suggest the Muppets version - but the video is NOT included.)

✅Slides to present to the students on a screen

✅Zap review game

✅Printable Final Assessment

✅An essay assessment option with outline and checklist

✅Challenge activities (for advanced students)

✅Digital introduction to Charles Dickens with embedded video

✅Digital Notes - A set of notes for each of the 6 scenes!

✅Digital Plot Diagram

✅Digital Venn Diagram for each of the 6 scenes

✅Digital essay assessment option with digital outline and digital checklist

✅Digital self-grading multiple-choice assessment

✅Digital versions of the printable challenge activities

✅Teacher's Guide for the digital items

✅Suggested Editable Lesson Plans

✅Answer keys

You will love this because it will save you TONS of time and your students will love reading the play out loud and comparing it to a video version!

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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Lisa said, "I decided to add this play to the curriculum at the last minute, and I was so glad to find this amazing resource! The students loved the play and this resource kept them on track. Thanks!"

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Jayne said, "I just finished this unit with my eighth graders and they really enjoyed reading the play and working through the slides. Thanks for a very thorough resource!"

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Carlye said, "We are using this now! My students really enjoy this resource. I have some students face-to-face and also have some remote students. This resource is good for both of them! The students like to have 1 place to go for keeping up with their work. I also enjoy that aspect. Great resource!"


Supports Common Core Standards:

Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.

Analyze the structure of texts, including how specific sentences, paragraphs, and larger portions of the text (e.g., a section, chapter, scene, or stanza) relate to each other and the whole.

Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.

Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.


More great resources for "A Christmas Carol" that you will LOVE:

➡️ Fact or Fiction Pre-Reading Activity for A Christmas Carol

➡️ A Christmas Carol NO PREP DIGITAL Escape for after you finish reading!


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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
Determine a theme or central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.
Describe how a particular story’s or drama’s plot unfolds in a series of episodes as well as how the characters respond or change as the plot moves toward a resolution.
Compare and contrast the experience of reading a story, drama, or poem to listening to or viewing an audio, video, or live version of the text, including contrasting what they “see” and “hear” when reading the text to what they perceive when they listen or watch.
Compare and contrast texts in different forms or genres (e.g., stories and poems; historical novels and fantasy stories) in terms of their approaches to similar themes and topics.


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