Day 2

Oliver Twist Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Setting the Scene: “A Night in a Workhouse” by James Greenwood

    Kind of Activity:

    Classwide Discussion


    to contextualize the novel by understanding its historical setting, to compare and contrast different media

    Common Core Standards:



    Introduce the text: James Greenwood was an investigative reporter who, commissioned by his brother (the editor of the Pall Mall Gazette), decided to investigate how paupers lived. He disguised himself as a pauper and checked himself into the Lambeth Workhouse for a night. (His friend Bittlestone joined him, but is excluded from the...

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