This file includes a cause and effect article and a pre-reading page, graphic organizer, multiple choice questions, and passage-based article. The article, "Bah, Humbug: How a Christmas Carol Changed Christmas Culture" explores the effects of the book by Charles Dickens. Three sets of causes and effects are explored, supported by facts and anecdotes.
The text is leveled to provide appropriate challenge for readers in grades 6-8. Text features include headings, illustrations, and captions. The article would be suitable for introducing readers to the writer and times before reading "A Christmas Carol", or would be useful to introduce the text structure of cause and effect.
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