A Christmas Carol (GCSE) Stave 3 The Market Scene

A Christmas Carol - Stave 3 - The Market Scene

(GCSE teaching resource made up of an 18-slide PowerPoint and 6 worksheets)

This lesson encourages learners to examine Dickens’ presentation of the streets of Victorian London on Christmas morning. It focuses on the following passage in Stave 3 - From: ‘The Ghost of Christmas Present rose…’ down to: ‘…it was possible he could have done in any lofty hall’.

The lesson begins with a game based on the TV show ‘Blockbusters’ that encourages revision of some of the key ideas from Staves 1 and 2.

Following on from this, learners will read the passage indicated above, thinking in particular about:

  • The problems that Dickens focuses the reader’s attention on

  • The positive aspects of the scene

  • What we learn about the Ghost of Christmas Present in this passage.

Learners will then analyse Dickens’ presentation of the market scene using a worksheet containing differentiated questions. Suggested answers are included within the PowerPoint.

The lesson concludes with a brief learning review that asks learners to summarise what they have learnt during the lesson in three Tweets.

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