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Ch 2: Teaching Charles Dickens Books

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Teachers can use these supplemental Charles Dickens teacher resources to enhance their literature lessons and ensure their students' understanding of the author's most famous works. These resources can be accessed at any time using any computer or mobile device.

Teaching Charles Dickens Books - Chapter Summary

This collection of teacher resources helps teachers plan comprehensive and engaging lessons about Charles Dickens and his most significant works of literature. You can use these lesson outlines and summaries to enhance your Charles Dickens curriculum. These resources cover several novels by Charles Dickens, including:

  • Oliver Twist
  • A Christmas Carol
  • More significant Dickens works

Use these lesson plans to make sure you cover the most important Charles Dickens topics and present the material in a way that will engage your students. These resources can also be used as in-class teaching tools.

How It Helps

  • Curriculum standards: Ensures your literature lessons cover Charles Dickens' most significant novels, providing analysis of plots and characters
  • Additional resources: Includes several lessons that can be used as engaging instructional tools in the classroom
  • Vocabulary words: Defines important literary terms to help students effectively analyze Dickens' novels

How It Works

This helpful resource offers teachers lesson plan outlines with relevant tools to make planning literature lessons easy.

  • Find lesson plans for specific literature topics you want to cover in class.
  • Formulate your literature class outline using the suggested classroom tools offered in the lesson plans.
  • Share the related Charles Dickens lessons for each lesson plan with students in class to make learning fun and engaging.
  • Use related lesson quizzes to ensure your students understand the most important Charles Dickens books and characters from the lessons.
  • Engage your students with relevant literature-related activities, discussion questions or other materials found in the lesson plan outline.

24 Lessons in Chapter 2: Teaching Charles Dickens Books
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Oliver Twist Lesson Plan

1. Oliver Twist Lesson Plan

Looking for a fresh way to teach your students about 'Oliver Twist?' This lesson plan begins with a writing activity, uses a group exchange to refine ideas, and solidifies understanding with the help of a video lesson and summative quiz. To take the work of Dickens further, use the included related lessons and extensions.

Oliver Twist: Plot and Characters in Dickens' Social Novel

2. Oliver Twist: Plot and Characters in Dickens' Social Novel

It's Oliver Twist, the tale of an orphan boy who's mistreated, kidnapped once or twice, and saved once or twice, but all along never loses his plucky optimism. Watch this lesson to find out more!

A Christmas Carol: Summary & Analysis

3. A Christmas Carol: Summary & Analysis

Charles Dickens' work, ''A Christmas Carol'', is probably his most well-known and beloved piece. Each year during the Christmas season, this famous story is revived once again. In this lesson, we will discover why so many people enjoy its message.

Characters in A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

4. Characters in A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens created lasting characters in his short novel 'A Christmas Carol.' Although some of his characters are ordinary, others are fantastical, such as the three ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet to Come. In this lesson, we will get to know these characters a bit better.

David Copperfield Novel Lesson Plan

5. David Copperfield Novel Lesson Plan

Increase student understanding of the book 'David Copperfield' by Charles Dickens with this lesson plan. It includes two video lessons, discussion questions, quizzes, and a culminating activity to provide a summary of the novel, an analysis of its characters, and work on the book's theme.

David Copperfield: Dickens' Bildungsroman

6. David Copperfield: Dickens' Bildungsroman

The novel 'David Copperfield' is a coming of age story full of wicked villains, noble friends and true love. Watch this lesson to learn more about the novel that Dickens considered his best.

David Copperfield: Character Analysis & Overview

7. David Copperfield: Character Analysis & Overview

This article discusses characters and plot points in Charles Dickens's novel, 'David Copperfield'. It also analyzes themes found within the novel. Read the lesson, and take the quiz!

Charles Dickens Lesson Plan

8. Charles Dickens Lesson Plan

Charles Dickens made an indelible mark in the world of literature. This lesson plan uses an engaging and informative video lesson to outline Dickens' life and work. An activity connects students with specific works.

Introduction to Charles Dickens: Works, Style, and Influence

9. Introduction to Charles Dickens: Works, Style, and Influence

Ebenezer Scrooge. Oliver Twist. Miss Havisham. David Copperfield. These are among literature's most fascinating figures, and they were all created by the same author. Watch this lesson to learn more about one of the English language's greatest authors, Charles Dickens.

The Old Curiosity Shop Lesson Plan

10. The Old Curiosity Shop Lesson Plan

This lesson plan provides you with numerous discussion topics, questions, activities, and a quiz that will give your students a better understanding of the Old Curiosity Shop and Charles Dickens.

The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens: Summary & Overview

11. The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens: Summary & Overview

In this lesson, we'll explore plot details and relevant characters in Charles Dickens's ''The Old Curiosity Shop.'' We'll also study some of the novel's interesting structural elements.

Ebenezer Scrooge Lesson Plan

12. Ebenezer Scrooge Lesson Plan

Where does the term 'scrooge' originate? This lesson plan uses an engaging text lesson to outline Charles Dickens' character Ebenezer Scrooge from A Christmas Carol. An activity allows for deeper analysis.

Scrooge in A Christmas Carol

13. Scrooge in A Christmas Carol

Ebenezer Scrooge, the main character in Charles Dickens' 'A Christmas Carol', is an ill-tempered man who hates Christmas. After he is visited by three ghosts, however, Scrooge desperately wants to change the future that awaits him.

The Pickwick Papers Lesson Plan

14. The Pickwick Papers Lesson Plan

This lesson plan provides you with a lesson quiz, vocabulary terms, warm-up questions, discussion topics, and an activity that will help students learn more about The Pickwick Papers.

The Pickwick Papers by Dickens: Summary & Overview

15. The Pickwick Papers by Dickens: Summary & Overview

In this lesson, we will focus on Charles Dickens's ''The Pickwick Papers.'' We will first examine some context on both Dickens and the novel's genre, and then we'll summarize the novel, pointing out its most memorable scenes and characters.

The Mystery of Edwin Drood Lesson Plan

16. The Mystery of Edwin Drood Lesson Plan

Reading 'The Mystery of Edwin Drood' with your students? This lesson plan uses a text lesson to guide learning with a summary of plot, group work, a quiz and culminating activity.

The Mystery of Edwin Drood Summary

17. The Mystery of Edwin Drood Summary

Recounting a bizarre love triangle and strange disappearance, 'The Mystery of Edwin Drood' was the final book written by Charles Dickens. Unfortunately, Dickens died before he could conclude his murder novel, leaving readers forever in suspense.

A Christmas Carol Pre-Reading Activities

18. A Christmas Carol Pre-Reading Activities

Even though 'A Christmas Carol' is a well-known work of literature, students still need to be primed for the time period in which the story is set. This lesson offers pre-reading activities for students to prepare for Charles Dickens' 'A Christmas Carol.'

Hard Times by Charles Dickens Lesson Plan

19. Hard Times by Charles Dickens Lesson Plan

The Charles Dickens novel 'Hard Times' can present a challenge to high school readers. After your students have finished reading this novel, use this lesson plan to help students review major events and themes and approach understanding of the book through the lens of science fiction.

Hard Times by Charles Dickens: Summary & Analysis

20. Hard Times by Charles Dickens: Summary & Analysis

First published in 1854, Dickens's ''Hard Times'' centers on the Gradgrind family. The members of this family--as well as others inhabiting fictional Coketown--shift their philosophies and romantic entanglement as the plot unfolds.

A Christmas Carol Lesson Plan

21. A Christmas Carol Lesson Plan

Don't be a Scrooge with your instruction on Charles Dickens' classic, A Christmas Carol. Using a Study.com text lesson, this lesson plan is designed to accommodate classes who have and who have not read the story. Optional activities and related lessons allow for deeper exploration of this classic along with several other of Dickens' works.

A Christmas Carol Unit Plan

22. A Christmas Carol Unit Plan

'A Christmas Carol' by Charles Dickens is a classic work of literature with many lessons to teach. This unit plan will help you guide high school students through the history, symbolism, and characters of this important work.

Great Expectations Unit Plan

23. Great Expectations Unit Plan

''Great Expectations'' is a novel replete with dynamic characters, meaningful symbolism, and rich language. This unit plan will help you engage your high school students in discovering everything from historical context to symbolism and irony.

A Tale of Two Cities Unit Plan

24. A Tale of Two Cities Unit Plan

Charles Dickens weaves an intricate web in his classic novel, 'A Tale of Two Cities'. This resource provides teachers with the framework for designing a unit for reading this text.

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