A Christmas Carol: Scrooge and Marley, Acts I & II, by Israel Horowitz
This is the Short Story of the Month Club, Grade 7: November Selection – Click here to read more about the Short Story of the Month Club!
Elements of Drama
Trace the Development of Theme
Connotation vs. Denotation
Conflict: Man vs. Supernatural
Provide an Objective Summary
Compare Historical vs. Fictional Accounts
Comparing Multiple Versions in Multiple Formats
See the list of activities below for a COMPLETE list of all of the skills covered.
Editable and digital versions included! Scroll to the bottom for details.
This is a comprehensive, Common Core-Aligned Unit packed with a ton of rigorous resources for teaching with this short story (drama/play). I’ve also included within the unit instructions for accessing this short story if you don’t have it.
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List of Activities & Difficulty Level: *Easy **Moderate ***Challenge
Activity 1: Workhouses & The Poor Law Article** RI.7.1, RI.7.2, RI.7.3
Activity 2: Cause & Effect Analysis** RI.7.5
Activity 3: Workhouse Conditions Video Analysis*** RL.7.9, RI.7.7, RI.7.9
Activity 4: Elements of Drama IN Lesson* RL.7.3, RL.7.4
Activity 5: Journal Prompt* SL.7.1
Activity 6: Elements of a Drama Guide*** RL.7.3, RL.7.4
Activity 7: Literal Comprehension Quiz Act I** RL.7.1
Activity 8: Tone in a Drama Analysis** RL.7.4, RL.7.1
Activity 9: Literal Comprehension Quiz Act II** RL.7.1
Activity 10: Connotation & Denotation QN Lesson* RL.7.4, RL.7.1
Activity 11: Vocabulary Guide: Con. & Den.** RL.7.4, RL.7.1
Activity 12: Analyzing Conflict: Man vs. Supernatural** RL7.1, RL7.3
Activity 13: Write an Objective Summary*** RL.7.2
Activity 14: Analyze Theme Development*** RL.7.2
Activity 15: Comprehension Skills Test** RL.7.1, RL.7.2, RL.7.3, RL.7.5
Activity 16: Essential Question*** SL.7.2, RL.7.1, RL.7.2, RL.7.6
Activity 17: Surface-Level Movie Analysis** RL.7.7, RL.7.9, RL.7.2, RL.7.3
Activity 18: Below-the-Surface Movie Analysis*** RL.7.7, RL.7.9, RL.7.2, RL.7.3
**Digital components included!** All student pages are also included in Google Slides version so that students can access them and complete them digitally. Both assessments (quizzes and test) are included in self-grading Google Forms versions.
*EDITABLE* I have added my own original files in PowerPoint format for you to edit if you wish for your own classroom use. This only includes story-specific printables and I can't guarantee your ability to edit them based on your computer's settings and your tech knowledge. Bonus activities that have been included here as a courtesy to you (like interactive notebook lessons) will not include the editable versions - those editable versions are only available in the original resources.