Before reading A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, you will want to familiarize your students with important concepts from the novella including author background information and historical context.
In this pre-reading activity, teachers will use the Powerpoint presentation to teach students about numerous topics related to the novella and students will use a guided notes worksheet to copy necessary notes as well as participate in important discussions about the lesson.
This lesson includes background info on the following:
- Charles Dickens
- Setting 1840s
- Industrial Revolution
- Queen Victoria and Victorian Era
- Debtor’s Prison
- 19th Century London
- Christmas Traditions of the 19th Century
- Author’s Inspiration
- Upcoming Themes
EDITABLE (word document) and Printable (PDF) versions of the guided notes are both available for teachers in this resource.
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