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Source: Charles Dickens' Christmas Carol. In The Children's Wonder Book. (Unattributed,1933).
"A Christmas Carol tells of the transformation of Ebenezer Scrooge from a mean-spirited miser to the soul of generosity and the embodiment of the virtues Dickens saw in Christmas." (Britannica, 2018)
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Brief, basic information laid out in an easy-to-read format. May use informal language. (Includes most news articles)
Provides additional background information and further reading. Introduces some subject-specific language.
Lengthy, detailed information. Frequently uses technical/subject-specific language. (Includes most analytical articles)
The students will understand more about the lives of the impoverished. They will learn about the Industrial Revolution and how this has contributed to economic inequalities. Students will develop an understanding of the importance of the welfare state.
The students will understand how literature can foster empathy for groups of people who have very different experiences from their own.
- What are the causes of poverty?
- How do we react to those who need extra care?
- What support systems do we have in place for those experiencing inequality?
A Christmas Carol | Keywords
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Benevolence, Carol, Dickensian, Garret, Humbug, Misanthropic, Penitence, Phantom, Remorse, Scrooge, Spectre, Unhallowed
A Christmas Carol | LitChart Study Guide
Provides a step-by-step guide of the plot linked back to major themes.
Provides an overview of themes found in the novel.
'A Christmas Carol' Quotations (ThoughtCo, 2019)
"Charles Dickens's novel, A Christmas Carol (1843), is the famous redemption tale of the wicked Ebenezer Scrooge. On Christmas Eve, Scrooge is visited by spirits, including his former business partner Jacob Marley, and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Christmas Present and Christmas Yet to Come.... Each ghost has a different message for Scrooge" (Lombardi, 2019, March 17)
Provides a description and background to the main characters in the novel.
Provides an overview of the symbols used in the novel to highlight key themes.
A Christmas Carol | Easy Reads
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A Christmas Carol Graphic Novel by
Call Number: 823.8
Publication Date: 2010
These literary masterpieces are made easy and interesting. This series features classic tales retold with color illustrations to introduce literature to struggling readers. Each 64-page eBook retains key phrases and quotations from the original classics. A Christmas Carol is without question one of Charles Dickens' greatest works. This extremely popular story introduces some of the most timeless, internationally known characters such as Scrooge, the unforgettable miser; Bob Cratchit, the underpaid clerk; and Tiny Tim, Cratchit's frail, loving son.
Christmas Carol by
Call Number: 813.6
Publication Date: 2013
Themes: Hi-Lo, adapted classics, low level classics. Scrooge is downright mean and cold-hearted-the stingiest man in all of London. Could anything on earth transform him into a kind and caring human being? Probably not. But the spirit of Christmas is very powerful. Timeless Classics--designed for the struggling reader and adapted to retain the integrity of the original classic. These classic novels will grab a student's attention from the first page. Included are eight pages of end-of-book activities to enhance the reading experience.
A christmas carol by
Call Number: 823.8
Publication Date: 2010
eBook version of a Christmas Carol. Students can change the font and background for easy reading. A Christmas Carol is a tale of redemption and a critique on Victorian society, Dickens' atmospheric novella follows the miserly, penny-pinching Ebenezer Scrooge who views Christmas as 'humbug'. It is only through a series of eerie, life-changing visits from the ghost of his deceased business partner Marley and the spirits of Christmas past, present and future that he begins to see the error of his ways.
Christmas Carol [ER] by
Publication Date: 2008
Scrooge is a cold, hard man. He loves money, and he doesn't like people. He really doesn't like Christmas. But when some ghosts visit him, they show him his past life, his life now, and a possible future. Will Scrooge learn from the ghosts? Can he change?
A Christmas Carol | Audio Books
A Christmas Carol by
Call Number: 822.33
Publication Date: 2007
A dramatisation of Dickens' classic story about Ebenezer Scrouge's encounter with the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future narrated by Miriam Margolyes.
A Christmas Carol by
Publication Date: 2012
A Christmas Carol is the best-known and best-loved of Dickens' 'Christmas Books', and the story of the miser Scrooge's redemption has become as much part of the Christmas tradition. Audio book Narrated by Anton Lesser.
A Christmas Carol | Videos
"The starving orphan seeking a second helping of gruel. The spinster wasting away in her tattered wedding dress. The stone-hearted miser plagued by the ghost of Christmas past. More than a century after his death, these remain recognizable figures from the work of Charles Dickens. But what are the features of Dickens’ writing that make it so special? Iseult Gillespie investigates. (TED-Ed, 2017)
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In text reference / citation: Gillespie (2017) or (Gillespie, 2017)
Bibliography / Reference list: Gillespie, I., (2017). Why should you read Charles Dickens? [eVideo] TED-Ex. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/5czA_L_eOp4
A Christmas Carol | Curriculum Alignment
This Mentone Girls' Grammar School LibGuide supports the following Victorian curriculum outcomes. Click on the links to explore more.
English / Level 7 / Language / Language for interaction [VCELA368]
Understand how language is used to evaluate texts and how evaluations about a text can be substantiated by reference to the text and other sources
English / Level 7 / Language / Text structure and organisation [VCELA369]
Understand and explain how the text structures and language features of texts become more complex in informative and persuasive texts and identify underlying structures such as taxonomies, cause and effect, and extended metaphors
English / Level 7 / Language / Expressing and developing ideas [VCELA371]
Investigate vocabulary typical of extended and more academic texts and the role of abstract nouns, classification, description and generalisation in building specialised knowledge through language
English / Level 7 / Literature / Responding to literature [VCELT372]
Compare the ways that language and images are used to create character, and to influence emotions and opinions in different types of texts
English / Level 7 / Literature / Responding to literature [VCELT373]
Discuss aspects of texts, including their aesthetic and social value, using relevant and appropriate metalanguage
English / Level 7 / Literature / Examining literature [VCELT374]
Recognise and analyse the ways that characterisation, events and settings are combined in narratives, and discuss the purposes and appeal of different approaches
English / Level 7 / Literacy / Interpreting, analysing, evaluating [VCELY379]
Analyse and explain the ways text structures and language features shape meaning and vary according to audience and purpose