A Christmas Carol - The Penitent Spirits - teaching resource
GCSE English Teaching Resources: A Christmas Carol - The Penitent Spirits
(15-slide PowerPoint, 19 worksheets)
At the end of Stave One, Scrooge is given a glimpse into the purgatorial realm that he is presently doomed to enter. This resource for KS4/GCSE enables learners to examine how Dickens presents the penitent spirits that Scrooge observes.
- A differentiated Do Now quiz that that encourages revision of the main ideas in Stave One
- Learners will then read from, ‘It held its chain up at arm’s length…’ down to the end of chapter, thinking about how Dickens describes the scene outside of Scrooge’s window and its implications for Scrooge himself.
- After this, learners will examine an illustration of the scene in question, evaluating the artist’s depiction of the passage they have just read.
The lesson concludes with learners producing a short list of the different things that Scrooge might learn in Staves 2-4.
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