Past, Present, and Future Personal Writing (A Christmas Carol)

Grade Levels
8th - 11th
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  1. Activities for use with the short story A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. Includes a variety of options to fit your classroom needs including reading questions, assessments, graphic organizers, projects, and vocabulary. Contents:Reading, Thinking, Test Questions: Reading questions in order of
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Great for use with the story A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, either as an anticipatory set or a concluding project, but also works as a stand-alone activity. Includes step-by-step prewriting process and rubrics for both a narrative essay and a multimedia project. Students will consider and write about a lesson from their past, a reflection from their present, and path they want to take for the future—and how these connect to make a path from where they started to where they are going. If used with A Christmas Carol, this would be similar the lessons from the ghosts of past, present, and future that visit Scrooge.

The pre-writing process walks students through thinking about the situation. Then they will narrow the choices and plan and outline the essay. They will also practice removing unimportant details from a sample paragraph, then present the prewriting for approval before beginning their paper or project.

After completing the Pre-Writing Worksheet, students will begin their essay draft or multimedia project. Student instruction sheet has rubric and can stand alone without pre-writing.

Tired of essays? This project has a complete set of materials for use as a multimedia project instead!

Essay Pre-Writing Worksheet
Essay Student Printable with rubric.
Multimedia Pre-Writing Worksheet
Multimedia Student Printable with Rubric

File is a single PDF.

This item is included in the money-saving A Christmas Carol Activities Bundle.

Because of the format, with past, present, and future, this works great with the 5 Paragraph Essay model for essay structure practice and reinforcement: 5 Paragraph Essay Model

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