This is a literary essay assignment for A Christmas Carol. There are 3 choices for students to pick from. Each choice comes with a full introduction paragraph that students can use. I do this because it is the first literary essay my students write. We discuss what a thesis statement is and then we identify the thesis statement in each essay choice. However, you do not have to use the written out introductions. This product is 5 pages (including the rubric, which is the free download). It includes the essay choices, a simple graphic organizer for the prewriting activity, guidelines on how to write a literary essay, and self-check sheet for editing/revising.