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Year 11

Christmas Carol Text

Monday 8th - Friday 12th February

 

Please work through the lessons below and email completed work to swhiteley4@meritpru-stoke.org.uk

 

Thankyou

 

The Spirits (Part 1)

In this lesson, we will explore the function of the ghosts in the novella. We will learn how Dickens uses the theme of the supernatural to create tension and suspense, as well as to teach Scrooge important moral lessons.

 

The Spirits (Part 2)

In this lesson, we will explore how Dickens uses the Ghost of Christmas Present to teach Scrooge about the importance of generosity and Christmas spirit. We learn how Dickens creates an uplifting and positive message about the importance of Christmas.

 

The Cratchits (Part 1)

In this lesson, we will understand how Dickens challenges society's views of the poor through his sympathetic portrayal of the Cratchits. We will explore how Dickens uses the Cratchit family to gain support for the plight of the poor.

 

The Cratchits (Part 2)

In this lesson, we will understand how Dickens criticises the Poor Laws through the character of Scrooge. We will learn about the importance of Tiny Tim and how the end of the novella gives hope to all Victorians that society can be improved through the Christmas message of charity and benevolence.

 

Monday 1st February to Friday 5th February 

This week's lessons carry on from the the ones that were set last week, you will have need to have finished all the lessons from last week before starting the ones set below.

 

 

Family and friendship (Part 1)

In this lesson, we will explore how Dickens shows the importance of the Christian values of generosity and goodwill. We will understand how Dickens shows that family and friendship is central to the Christian message of Christmas.

 

Family and friendship (Part 2)

In this lesson, we will explore how Dickens shows the importance of the Christian values of forgiveness and kindness. We will understand how Dickens uses Fred's character to show how relationships and family are more valuable than wealth and profit.

 

Scrooge (Part 1)

In this lesson, we will explore how Dickens uses Scrooge to present ideas about the need for change. We will explore how avarice is presented as a damaging and destructive force.

 

Scrooge (Part 2)

In this lesson, we will explore how Dickens shows us the consequences of Scrooge's materialistic and avaricious pursuits in life. We will glimpse into the future with The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come and we will finally see Scrooge fully recognise the error of his ways.

 

Monday 25th January - Friday 29th January

 

Before you start these lessons you need to have read the whole text from Stave 1 to Stave 5. You can follow the text whilst listening to an audio recording by clicking the link below. 

A Christmas Carol - Full Story Audio

A Christmas Carol Audio

You will now revisit Christmas Carol to secure your knowledge and prepare you for your end of unit assessment. 

 

2. Redemption (Part 2)

In this lesson, we will look at Stave 5 to understand how Dickens shows the impact of redemption on Scrooge's life. We will explore Dickens' characterisation of Scrooge in Stave 5 and how he has changed from being miserly and callous to being kind and generous.

 

3. Social responsibility and charity (Part 1)

In this lesson, we will explore why Dickens believed that social responsibility and charity were essential to improving society. We will explore how Dickens portrays Scrooge as ignorant and in need of education at the start of the novella.

 

4. Social responsibility and charity (Part 2)

In this lesson, we will look at how Dickens uses the characters of Ignorance and Want to symbolise the suffering of the poor. We will understand how Dickens creates a stark warning for wealthy members of society to take responsibility for those in most need of help and support.

 

Monday 18th January to Friday 22nd January

If you have finished all the lessons from the last few weeks you will need to start by finishing Christmas Carol as you will need to have completed all 5 staves before working through the lessons below.

 

I am looking forward to receiving your work this week at swhiteley4@meritpru-stoke.org.uk - don't forget you can mix and match your learning with the work set in the password protected part of the website. You should aim to complete 5 English lessons each week.

 

Take care and stay safe 

 

Mrs W :) 

 

The redemption of Scrooge

In this lesson, we will examine how the events of the future move Scrooge closer to redemption.

 

Scrooge: A changed man

In this lesson, we will examine at how Scrooge has changed and the role the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come has in bringing this change about.

 

Scrooge: A new life

In this lesson, we will explore how Dickens shows the benefits of Scrooge's redemption in the final chapter of the novella.

 

Scrooge and You

In this lesson, we will consider the ending of the novella and Dickens' messages about an individual's role in society.

 

Monday 11th January - Friday 15th January

You need to have completed lessons 1 to 8 of the Oak Acdemy Christmas Carol lessons before starting this week's lessons. You will need to read Stave 3 and 4 of Christmas Carol to complete these lessons. There are audio recordings of the story being read on youtube if you find it easier.

 

Scrooge in the present

In this lesson, we examine the messages Dickens conveys through the Cratchit family.

 

Family and friendship

In this lesson, we will examine some of the ways that Dickens presents the virtues of friendship and family.

 

Scrooge and The Children

In this lesson, we will examine how Dickens uses the symbolic children of Ignorance and Want.

 

 

Tuesday 5th January - Friday 8th January

Read Stave 1 and 2 of Christmas Carol 

Complete the following Oak Academy lessons by clicking the link

 

1. Insight into Dickens' life

In this lesson, we will begin to explore how Dickens' personal life and experiences influenced his writing of 'A Christmas Carol'.

 

2. Meeting Scrooge

In this lesson, we are introduced to the central character of 'A Christmas Carol', Mr Ebenezer Scrooge.

 

3. Scrooge, charity & poverty

In this lesson, we will explore how Scrooge interacts with other characters and his attitudes towards charity and poverty.

 

4. Scrooge and London

In this lesson, we will explore the presentation of London and Scrooge's rooms and how they are used to further develop our understanding of the character of Scrooge.

 

5. Marley's Ghost

In this lesson, we will examine the role Marley's ghost plays in the novella.

 

6. The Ghost of Christmas Past

In this lesson, we will examine the messages conveyed through the Ghost of Christmas Past.

 

8. Scrooge in the past (Part 2)

In this lesson, we will examine some key moments in the life of Scrooge and how these moments help to shape him in the future.

 

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