A Christmas Carol Progeny Press Study Guide, Grades 8-12
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Ebenezer Scrooge is content with his life of work and petty self-interest-or he would be if he were content with anything. He is unfriendly to his nephew, cruel to his employee, and verbally abusive to charity collectors. On Christmas Eve, the ghost of his old partner, Jacob Marley, appears to Scrooge to warn him to change his ways. Bound in chains and tormented by his mistakes, Marley tells Scrooge that he will be visited by three Spirits. These Spirits offer Scrooge a chance to escape the same fate as Marley, but will Scrooge listen to their lesson of redemption and reawaken to the commandment, 'Love your neighbor as yourself?' This Progeny Press study guide includes features about: Vocabulary, critical thinking, analysis. Literary Techniques such as similes, characterization, comic relief, allusion, tone, in context, dictionary, repetition, foil, humor, hyperbole, foreshadowing, juxtaposition, personification, synonym, dramatic structure, exposition, complications, crisis, dinouement, mood, setting, flashback, conflict, and theme. Concepts such as comfort, optimism, pessimism, attitude, accepting responsibility for one's actions (past and present), contentment, fruits of the Spirit, death, hospitality, consequences. Activities/Writing activities like Social reform, Victorian England, London, mapping, Christmas customs, class discussions, multiple essay choices, and service projects. A living reading list by the same author and other books like A Christmas Carol
The format is ideal for homeschoolers; the large 8.5x11 printed workbook format is convenient to read, easy on the eyes, and easy to transport from car to home. Plus, every question has plenty of whitespace for student's answers, which encourages neat and clean handwriting practice. A removable answer key is also included for the teacher.
PLEASE NOTE: The novel A Christmas Carol is required and must be purchased separately.
Setting: London, England
Genre: British Lit
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