Day 4

A Christmas Carol Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

    Kind of Activity:

    Mixed Media

    Objective:

    Close reading of images

    Common Core Standards:

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.SL.2

    Structure:

    Split students into six groups. Have each group take a look at two of the original illustrations from Dickens' first edition, which are available here: http://www.bl.uk/romantics-and-victorians/articles/the-origins-of-a-christmas-carol

    Students should annotate the images using a program like Voicethread. As they annotate, students should consider in the questions:

    - What do they see in the images?

    - How do the images enhance or change the tone of the story? The characters?

    - Does anything surprise you in the...

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