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A Christmas Carol - The Cratchits Part 2 Teaching Resources

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A Christmas Carol - The Cratchits Part 2 - GCSE teaching resource

GCSE English Teaching Resources: A Christmas Carol - The Cratchits Part 2

(19-slide PowerPoint based lesson with 5 worksheets) 

This lesson enables GCSE learners to continue to examine Dickens’ presentation of the Cratchit family in Stave Three of A Christmas Carol. Please note that it focuses on the following passage: 

From: ‘“Whatever has got your precious father, then?”’ 

Down to: ‘…they soon returned in high procession.’

The lesson begins with a 'Do Now' starter activity in which learners examine three images, each one representing a reason why Dickens might have chosen the surname Cratchit for Scrooge’s clerk and his family. The aim is for learners to try to interpret each image and identify the reason it represents. Answers are included. 

This is followed by a revision task in which learners create a mind map summarising what they have already learnt about the Cratchits. 

Following on from this, learners will read the passage indicated above and undertake a crossword task to test their understanding. 

Learners will then analyse Dickens’ presentation of the Cratchit family by responding to questions on a passage-based worksheet. Suggested answers are included on the PowerPoint.

The lesson concludes with a quick plenary that asks learners to study an image of Bob Cratchit and Tiny Tim returning home and relate it to what they have learnt during the lesson.

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