Resources for teaching A Christmas Carol

A collection of lower and upper secondary resources for teaching Dickens' A Christmas Carol, including lesson presentations, worksheets, revision activities and games.

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Dickens A Christmas Carol Scrooge Bah Humbug

Prevent any 'Bah! Humbug!' in your classroom with these teaching resources for A Christmas Carol

Dickens' A Christmas Carol is one of the most popular texts in the secondary English classroom, especially in the first term with Christmas marking the end. We've collected a range of resources to help you teach this classic of English Literature - whether you're using it as an exam text or for some Christmas fun.

Schemes of work

These comprehensive schemes of work will give you everything you need to cover the entire text, with lesson presentations and resources included.

A Christmas Carol Full Scheme of Work and Resources
ClaraMH

A Christmas Carol Full Scheme of Work and Resources

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A full set of powerpoint lessons; drawn together from original material and other sources into a full scheme of work. Each powerpoint usually takes 2-3 lessons. A brief explanation of some of the elements: \> Links to any youtube videos are in small font at the bottom of the applicable sli...
A Christmas Carol
EnglishGCSEcouk

A Christmas Carol

20 Resources
A Christmas Carol - AWARD NOMINATED: EVERY LESSON for Charles Dickens' text. 20x fully differentiated and resourced lessons to prepare KS3 and KS4 students for AQA GCSE English Literature questions on Charles Dickens' classic novella. All created by a Tes Bev Evans Award nominated author 2017. ...
A Christmas Carol Unit 9-1.
HMBenglishresources1984

A Christmas Carol Unit 9-1.

20 Resources
20 premium resources created specifically for the GCSE examination on A Christmas Carol. This is a bundle full of lessons and resources that I have consistently developed and improved over the past 4 years based on student and teacher feedback. Includes: 1. 9 grade 9 model answers 2. Multiple ...

Lessons based on the full text

These lessons are based on the complete text and explore different aspects of it, including the context in which it was written, the form and structure of the novel, characterisation and the use of language devices. 

A Christmas Carol: The Development of Scrooge!
TandLGuru

A Christmas Carol: The Development of Scrooge!

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This engaging and informative lesson enables students to make insightful and developed interpretations regarding the character of Ebenezer Scrooge in A Christmas Carol. In particular, they explore how his character is originally introduced, and then developed throughout the appearances of the ...
The Pathetic Fallacy in A Christmas Carol
Lizzie Mackey

The Pathetic Fallacy in A Christmas Carol

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A GCSE lesson for A Christmas Carol look at analysis of the pathetic fallacy and language (AO1 & AO2). Includes extension questions for higher ability and to evoke conversation. Essay style questions will assist in exam technique and lesson includes work sheet to revise language features
A Christmas Carol: The Context of Victorian Britain!
TandLGuru

A Christmas Carol: The Context of Victorian Britain!

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This engaging and informative lesson students to make sustained and developed links between Dickens A Christmas Carol and its social and historical context. In particular, students learn about the harsh treatment of the poor in Victorian society, the selfishness and cruelty of those in power, and...

Exam preparation and revision

If you're looking for resources to help your students prepare for exam questions or revise key content, we have picked out some ideal resources to support you. The knowledge organiser and key quotes resources will help your students to focus on the core content that they need to learn, and they can practise their exam skills using the exam questions. A comprehensive revision booklet will help them to study and revise the text independently.

A Christmas Carol GCSE Knowledge Organiser / Revision Sheet
miss_fletcher

A Christmas Carol GCSE Knowledge Organiser / Revision Sheet

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Excellent resource for teachers and students, designed for AQA GCSE. Fully editable and all on one A3 sheet so that it can be stuck into students' books. Contains: plot timeline; key quotes for each stave; form and structure; context; key characters; key themes. Can be used for planning a SOW or for...
A Christmas Carol Knowledge Organiser
Cbalms

A Christmas Carol Knowledge Organiser

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A knowledge organiser for A Christmas Carol - plot, characters, themes, quotes, context etc. Not all my own work - it is a compilation of different resources found free on the internet.
A Christmas Carol Quotations and Themes
Lizzie Mackey

A Christmas Carol Quotations and Themes

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A simple worksheet designed to help students revise key quotations and allow them to independently match to themes of the novella. Ideal for KS4 students studying A Christmas Carol in preparation for the AQA GCSE exam. Best printed on A3

Games and activities

These shorter games, activities and puzzles will keep your KS3 and KS4 students engaged and having fun while learning key skills!

A Christmas Carol word search
Temperance

A Christmas Carol word search

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Great as a starter or a mini-plenary to re-focus students and to remind them of the correct spellings. This was aimed at a lower ability group so you may need to adapt to suit your class.
A Christmas Carol Escape Room
EnglishGCSEcouk

A Christmas Carol Escape Room

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Revise A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens hrough an engaging escape room lesson! It is filled with codes, puzzles and activities to get students to revise characters, themes and contexts as they work in groups or escape crews to get out of the locked counting house! Includes answers fo...
Quote Revision Game for Macbeth and Christmas Carol
HMBenglishresources1984

Quote Revision Game for Macbeth and Christmas Carol

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A quote revision game for Macbeth and A Christmas Carol containing 98 quote prompts (49 for Macbeth and 49 for A Christmas Carol). The competitive and collaborative nature of the task means students find it highly engaging. Can be used with 1 or 2 dice. It is currently in A4 but I recommend enla...
Christmas Carol Revision - A Christmas Party!
helenchoudhury

Christmas Carol Revision - A Christmas Party!

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What can be better than having a Christmas Party in June? My y10 LOVED this. They asked for a lesson to revise quotes ready for the mocks. (We are doing GOODWILL) I came up with the ideas of having a party, complete with games and decorations. (5 Activities in total) This does include very specifi...