Day 1

Oliver Twist Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Examining Tone

    Kind of Activity:

    Individual Writing


    define tone, identify the tone of the novel and its function

    Common Core Standards:



    This activity is designed to follow or build off of Thought Question #1, in which the class discusses Dickens' tone in the novel and defines tone as “the attitude of the author toward the subject.”

    Provide students with a list of words (example here). Have them mark 5 words that best describe the tone of Oliver Twist in one fashion, and then mark 3 opposite or substantially different tones in another. Students should pick a single sentence from the novel that best exemplifies each ...

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