"There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humour." Charles Dickens in 'A Christmas Carol' (English author ~ 1812 - 1870)
Whether your class is reading 'Great Expectations' or 'Oliver Twist' or 'A Christmas Carol', this look into the life of Charles Dickens will help to explain why he achieved the greatness he did.
You can show the video biography Dr. Engel has put together using the follow-along question sheet I have created to keep students focused on the fascinating biographical details which Dr. Engel has meticulously researched.
Dr. Engel explains with his delightful sense of humor how Dickens got his start and managed, despite - or perhaps due to - the despair and loneliness of his childhood, to become the first author to have children as the main characters of his stories and then endear them to the heart of the reading public.
Please note that Dr. Engel's DVD is available on his website - www.ProfessorEngel.com - and is not part of this product.
Click Charles Dickens ~ 'The Dickens Nobody Knows'
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* A follow-along question sheet with 20 questions in English
* An answer key.
Professor Engel tells the rags-to-riches story of Charles Dickens in his own entertaining and humorous way. Everything here is ready-to-use to make your job easy. (2 pages)
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Why not talk about the history of the English language in class, too ?
Dr. Engel explains how our language evolved from German and French to the language we speak today in his video presentation of 'A Light History Of The English Language'
I have created a follow-along question sheet 'A Light History Of The English Language'
to go with it.