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A Christmas Carol Unit Plan Print and Digital Options

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This A Christmas Carol Unit Plan is a great way to keep your middle school students engaged in learning activities during the Holiday Season. This product is complete with before, during and after reading activities for the classic holiday novel of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. I have used this same unit for the novel and various play versions! It works well for both!

**UPDATE** Print AND Digital options are now available for traditional classroom settings AND for virtual distance learning!

Best of all, very little preparation is required! Simply print and Go! Keep you students learning AND make your own life a little easier during this busy season.

As a bonus, a highly visual Slides presentation is included to help teach students build their understanding of life in London in the 1800s and the events that inspired Charles Dickens to write the story. An excellent study of literature, aligned with Common Core, that will help maintain rigor and the students' interest in the few weeks leading to the winter break.

What's Included:

  • General Teacher Guidelines and Instructions
  • Unit Overview
  • Six Individual Lesson Outlines with step-by-step instructions.
  • Guided Reading Packet with Before, During, and After Reading Activities.
  • Text v. Film Analysis Handout
  • Answer Keys!
  • Link to Slides Presentation "Building Background for A Christmas Carol"
  • Instructions for Accessing Presentation
  • Instructions for Saving Slides Presentation as PowerPoint Presentation

Topics / Skills Practice or Reviewed:

  • Building Background Knowledge
  • Making Connections
  • Comprehension Check Questions for each Stave of the novel,
  • Reading Strategy: Visualizing
  • Adjective Review
  • Compare / Contrast
  • Setting
  • Mood
  • Allusions
  • Suspense
  • Flashback
  • Making Inferences
  • Drawing Conclusions
  • Theme Analysis
  • Reflection Questions

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Total Pages
45 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 Week
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Acquire and use accurately a range of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college and career readiness level; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when encountering an unknown term important to comprehension or expression.
Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.


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