Charles Dickens teaching resources

These free resources are perfect for teaching about the life and work of one of Britain’s most celebrated authors.

Charles Dickens BBC Class Clips

A selection of videos on context, Dickens and his texts from the BBC Class Clips series.

David Copperfield – Dramatised reading

Hard Times - Extract

Commentary on Charles Dickens’ Hard Times

Great Expectations – Pip meets Miss Havisham


Charles Dickens podcasts

A series of special podcasts on the works of Charles Dickens from Naxos AudioBooks.

A Tale of Two Cities: Podcast

A Christmas Carol: Podcast

David Copperfield: Podcast

Great Expectations: Podcast

Hard Times: Podcast

Oliver Twist: Podcast

Our Mutual Friend: Podcast

Sketches by Boz: Podcast

The Mystery of Edwin Drood: Podcast


Charles Dickens teaching resources, worksheets and activities on TES Connect


Introduction to Charles Dickens

A cloze exercise and a series of questions to test students’ understanding of Charles Dickens and his works.

Charles Dickens crossword

Use this puzzle activity from the Encyclopaedia Britannica to learn about Charles Dickens.

Great Expectations study pack

A workbook containing activities, timelines and essay writing frames on Dickens’ Great Expectations.

Charles Dickens and Hard Times – Context

Contextual background information on Hard Times to support essay writing and other tasks.

Oliver Twist – Nancy’s motives pie chart

Explore the character of Nancy in Oliver Twist with this worksheet and PowerPoint presentation

Dickens and A Christmas Carol – Background

This presentation provides contextual and biographical material for those studying texts written by Charles Dickens.

Character analysis

A set of worksheets and comprehension tasks for analysing the character of Ebenezer Scrooge.