Do you like to begin each reading lesson with vocabulary review so that as students read the new story, words are familiar to them? Download this file and find 212 vocabulary words and their definitions to go along with the classic Dickens tale A Christmas Carol. Yes. 212! Yes. The words AND the definitions!
A good way to work this lesson is to put twenty (20) words (they are set out in order as they appear in the play) on the board each day for review. Have students use the beginning of class or the beginning of the reading lesson to define the words with partners or in groups.
Students may use a dictionary or the internet. The internet is a lot more fun for them, and it will be more helpful when coming to words like "The Treadmill" or "The Poor Law." However, if the internet is not accessible, YOU have the key so YOU can inform your students on these terms!
A Christmas Carol is a wonderful story, but it is more enjoyable when students truly understand the vocabulary and background. I encourage you to seek the background information found in a website listed in the vocabulary key (by "Poor Law") as well as check out other websites that offer information on the Victorian time period so that your students can be immersed in the world of Tiny Tim and Scrooge.
Also, see my discussion questions A Christmas Carol at: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/A-Christmas-Carol-Discussion-Review-and-Key-170246.
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