Christmas! Christmas! Christmas! After reading the drama, "A Christmas Carol," use this 16 slide PowerPoint to help your students write a basic literary analysis essay.
An example essay walks the students through the process and is great for differentiation and scaffolding.
A rubric is included to help make grading the first draft for content easy.
Visit Patten's Place for more holiday ideas using the following texts or films:
THE YEAR WITHOUT A SANTA CLAUS(by following one character through the film, students will see how authors reveal different themes through different characters in the same story)
A CHRISTMAS CAROL(another product is a foldable/pop-up final project for the text)
RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER ( students will see how purposeful authors are in creating their stories an how the elements of literature work together to teach life lessons)
A CHARLIE BROWN'S THANKSGIVING(writing a characterization paragraph)