Here are some quotations from A Christmas Carol. Stave 1 He was a tight-fisted hand at the grindstone External heat and cold had little influence (description of Fred) his face was ruddy and handsome every idiot who goes about with Merry Christmas should be boiled are there no prisons … are there no workhouses if… Continue reading Y11 – A Christmas Carol: some quotations
We did a ‘silent discussion’ on this extract from A Christmas Carol. Really, we wanted to explore Dickens imagery, so I encouraged pupils to draw pictures as well as write notes, observations etc.
We looked at various elements of the novel: themes, characters, pivotal moments, motifs, social and historical context, settings/places. Students like to engage with the ideas of others and using poster paper enables large scale interaction. Each element was placed on a table around the room and pupils had to move around adding to the work… Continue reading A Christmas Carol