A Christmas Carol Novel Study Unit

Grade Levels
3rd - 6th, Homeschool
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This novel study for A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens, contains 82 pages of resources, including comprehension and vocabulary by stave, reading response activities, assessments, and more.

Focus standards include figurative language, theme, character analysis, plot, and setting.

No-prep, predictable, and extremely user-friendly, this literature guide is perfect for whole class, small group, or independent study. 

♥You're free to use the paper OR digital version; BOTH are included with your purchase!

♥Perfect for distance learning. Students can access the digital version from home or school. Teachers and students can easily send this back and forth using Google Drive or Google Classroom! (The minimum that's needed is a free Google account. However, you may also contact me for help using this product on many other digital learning platforms!)

♥Excellent for school OR homeschool. No-prep and so easy for teachers, parents, and students to follow!

♥Eye-catching digital version contains full-color, interactive adaptations of all resources. Students type directly onto the digital version in Google Slides.

** NEW ** An additional version of the assessments is now included as Google Forms, which are self-grading. Students can complete these easily on their computers and laptops, and you get instant data! Easy instructions included. (Note: You will need to manually grade the written response questions only.)

IMPORTANT NOTE: This novel study was written using the Dover Thrift Edition, first published in 1991, which reprints the text of the original edition (which means it is unabridged text).


1) Student Chapter Work
•Every section covers 1 stave and contains the following six parts.
→Quickwrite-Encourages freewriting and relates the text to the student.
→Vocabulary-introduces 4 new words for every section.
→True/False, Multiple Choice, and/or Sequencing questions.
→Standards Focus Activity.
→Comprehension and Analysis-3 written response questions.
→Beyond-a creative activity that might include art, brainstorming, or writing.

2) 15 Common Core-aligned Reading Response Activities 
•Questions and Answers
•Themes and Lessons
•Main Events
•Cause and Effect
•Character Notes
•The Four Ghosts
•Ebenezer Scrooge: Character Changes
•You vs. Character
•Settings and Emotions
•Figurative Language
•My Book Cover
•My Book Review
•Journal: Freewriting
•Mystery Words

3) Vocabulary Focus
•Two Vocabulary Reviews
•Practice with definitions, synonyms, antonyms, context clues
•Vocabulary Lists that come with and without definitions
•Four challenge words chosen for you from every stave
•Vocabulary Word Wall cards in full color
•Vocabulary Flashcards in b/w 

4) Culminating Project Options
•9 creative project choices for students to complete after they finish the book

5) Final Assessment
•Test comprehension and vocabulary
•Variety of question types
•Assessment covers all staves

•Assessment provided in 3 versions: Google Slides, Google Forms, and printable PDF

6) Student Bookmarks
•Serve as reference tools
•Highlight plot, setting, characters
•Attractive art 

7) Easy planning and Low Prep
•Unit Map lays it all out for you
•Table of Contents for easy navigation
•Common Core Codes included for all activities
•Student Packet Covers
•All Answer Keys

8) Instructions for digital Google Slides Version

9) Instructions for digital Google Forms Tests

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For the digital Google Slides and Google Forms versions, you will need Internet access and a free Google account, OR Google Classroom. They will work on computers or iPads. Upon purchasing, you will download documents containing links to the digital files, along with explicit, easy-to-follow instructions that will get you started in minutes! Students will be highly engaged and freshly invigorated as they type, draw, and diagram directly into the files on their computers or tablets. These versions are easily shared digitally between you and your students, without the hassle of paper, pencil, and copies. Additionally, the Google Forms assessments allow for self-grading and instant data!


→Please note that MANY resources are included in this study. This is so that teachers may pick and choose what they want to use, since no two classrooms are alike. This is also so that teachers may differentiate for different groups within their classrooms. If you do not wish to purchase the entire big unit with everything included, please check out some of the links below for smaller portions of this complete novel study.



Don't need the whole thing? Please be sure to check out my smaller listings below. I have a variety of A Christmas Carol resources, and I want to be sure you find the one that best meets your needs!

A Christmas Carol: Comprehension and Vocabulary by chapter

  • Includes 15 comprehension and vocabulary questions for every stave, bookmarks, full-color vocabulary word wall cards, and vocabulary flashcards. Printable and Google Slides versions included.

A Christmas Carol: Reading Response Activities and Projects

  • Contains Common Core-aligned, creative activities and projects, along with Culminating Project Choices. Lots of open-ended, critical thinking activities. Printable and Google Slides versions included.

A Christmas Carol: Test, Quiz, Assessment

  • Contains one final assessment that encompass comprehension, vocabulary, and analysis questions. Printable, Google Slides, and Google Forms versions included.

A Christmas Carol | Google Forms Edition

  • Easy, automatic, and completely paperless! This option includes 15 comprehension and vocabulary questions for every stave and is hosted on Google Forms for easy grading. This special edition is not included in any of the above listings, and is only available for separate purchase.

You may also be interested in the following Christmas product!

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever Novel Study Unit: comprehension, vocabulary, activities, tests


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Total Pages
98 PDF pages and 1 Google Form
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 month
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Ensure that pronouns are in the proper case (subjective, objective, possessive).
Explain the function of conjunctions, prepositions, and interjections in general and their function in particular sentences.
Use relative pronouns (who, whose, whom, which, that) and relative adverbs (where, when, why).
Explain the function of nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs in general and their functions in particular sentences.
Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.


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