I created this assignment to help my seventh grade regular English classes develop their writing skills. This is a fully editable document that can be changed to work with any version of A Christmas Carol.
Students will write a character analysis essay discussing how Ebenezer Scrooge changed from the beginning of the novel/play to the end.
Students will first use the prewriting document to help organize their thoughts and find textual evidence about Scrooge and his character traits.
Then students will fill in the blanks to this essay to write their own essay. I have my students fill in the blanks and then rewrite the essay completely on a separate sheet of paper.
This assignment can even be used with older students who need differentiated instruction for their writing assignments.