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A Christmas Carol: Background

Year 7 English : Language [VCELA] Literature [VCELT] Literacy [VCELY]

Kerferd Library A Christmas Carol

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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.

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Lengthy, detailed information. Frequently uses technical/subject-specific language. (Includes most analytical articles)

A Christmas Carol | Background reading

Level 2 resource

A Christmas Carol | Background Videos

Level 2eVideo

The origins of A Christmas Carol. Professor Michael Slater MBE explains the background to Charles Dickens’s novel, A Christmas Carol, reveals his reasons for writing it and discusses its monumental success. Filmed at the Charles Dickens Museum, London. (British Library, 2014)


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In text reference / citation: Slater (2014) or (Slater, 2014)
Bibliography / Reference list: Slater, M (2015). The origins of A Christmas Carol, [eVideo]. British Library, Retrieved from

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