Teacher Guide

A Christmas Carol Lesson Plan

Notes to the Teacher

Every classroom is different, but Charles' Dickens description of the plight of the poor, his straightforward humor and bent for the fantastic, and his optimism about the potential of human beings to change their situation may appeal to many students, along with larger themes about free will, the good life, and religion -- not to mention the many popular adaptations of the work.

The thought questions in this lesson plan provide material and ideas that students can use to write short original essays and to develop their powers of analysis.

The questions provided for the final paper are suitable for student essays. Please use the rubric provided, and remember that grading an essay should...

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