A Christmas Carol Unit Plans for Play version | Printable AND Digital | 2 wks

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Enjoy some Christmas activities with your middle school students by reading the play version of A Christmas Carol and then using this engaging, interactive resource to examine the plot structure, character traits and theme with discussion questions, scaffolded notes and more!

Printable and Digital, this resource is easy to use and ready to go!

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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 analyze each scene with a discussion, plot diagram, some notes and then a compare/contrast graphic organizer as we compare/contrast 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

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

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

★Paper Plot diagram

★Plot diagram questions (guides) for each scene.

★Paper 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

★Paper 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

Save at least 3-4 hours of time by purchasing this resource! You can use that saved time to wrap some gifts or bake some more goodies. :)

I hope your students enjoy reading and analyzing the play version of "A Christmas Carol"!


You might also be interested in:

>>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).
Analyze how a modern work of fiction draws on themes, patterns of events, or character types from myths, traditional stories, or religious works such as the Bible, including describing how the material is rendered new.
Analyze the extent to which a filmed or live production of a story or drama stays faithful to or departs from the text or script, evaluating the choices made by the director or actors.
Compare and contrast the structure of two or more texts and analyze how the differing structure of each text contributes to its meaning and style.
Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to the characters, setting, and plot; provide an objective summary of the text.
Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.


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