Charles Dickens' Gabriel Grub--Christmas Readers Theater

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Mackowiecki Lewis
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5th - 9th, Homeschool
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Long before Scrooge there was Gabriel Grub, the gravedigger. From Dickens' The Pickwick Papers, this eerie tale is a perfect compliment to the Christmas Carol story or a wonderful stand-alone Gothic holiday play. Enough parts for an entire class, or double up roles and stage it with as few as twelve. Suitable for reader's theater or a full stage production. Use it with grades 5 and up. (Warning: it may be too scary for younger students). Fully reproducible: original purchaser is licensed to print a class set each year for use in his or her own classroom.

FREE Google Forms comprehension quiz for this play is available elsewhere in my TpT store.

Want to see what 5th graders can do with this script? Visit my class webpage,, click on Performances, and then Gabriel Grub. After listening, you'll want to hear your kids do this play!

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic; summarize the text.
Describe how a particular story’s or drama’s plot unfolds in a series of episodes as well as how the characters respond or change as the plot moves toward a resolution.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of rhymes and other repetitions of sounds (e.g., alliteration) on a specific verse or stanza of a poem or section of a story or drama.


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