Christmas Carol, A - E-Guide

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Grade Range: 8-12

English/Language Arts Credit: 1/4 Credit

Setting: London, 1800s

Genre: British Literature

Page Count: 50 + Answer Key

Approximate Completion Time: 7 weeks

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The classic Christmas story of greed, cold-heartedness, and redemption.

Ebenezer Scrooge is content with his life of work and petty self-interestor 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?"

Progeny Press' Christmas Carol PDF curriculum will provide your High School grade student with:

English/Language Arts Credit: This High School level literature curriculum offers a one-quarter credit for students.
Author Biography: Learn about Charles Dickens and the fascinating history behind the author and novel.
Vocabulary: Master vocabulary with various activities that are designed to increase retention and growth.
Literary Techniques: Encounter various literary techniques that enrich the story, such as similes, characterization, comic relief, allusion, tone, contextual understanding, using the dictionary, repetition for emphasis, foil characters, humor, hyperbole, foreshadowing, juxtaposition, personification, synonyms to enhance language, understanding dramatic structure, exposition, complications, crisis, dénouement, mood, setting, flashback, conflict, and theme
Moral Lessons and Character Values: Discover valuable moral lessons and character values, including finding comfort, exploring optimism and pessimism, understanding attitudes, taking responsibility for one's actions both past and present, finding contentment, exploring the fruits of the Spirit, contemplating death, embracing hospitality, and understanding the consequences of choices.
Activities and Writing Assignments: Participate in thought-provoking activities and writing assignments. These include exploring social reform during Victorian England and the setting of London, creating maps to understand the story's locations better, learning about Christmas customs, enriching class discussions, and choosing from multiple essay topics. Additionally, there are opportunities for service projects.
Suggestions for Further Reading:  We include an in-depth reading list of more books by the same author(s) and other books and movies that tie in with, or are similar to, A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.

All of Progeny Press' language arts PDF download unit lessons are written from a Christian worldview!

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Extra Information

Progeny Press
Recommended Grade Level:
London, England, 1800s
British Literature
Study Guide Page Count:
57 pages
Study Guide Author:
Rebecca Gilleland
For the Book By:
Charles Dickens

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    7 Reviews

  • Posted by Maureen Higgins on 7th Jan 2023


    A Christmas Carol

    I was happy A Christmas Carol was available through Progeny Press. I was hoping we'd get to read it as part of our literature during high school, and completing this study guide fit nicely in the time after Thanksgiving and before Christmas. I thought the analysis questions provided some good insight on the content of this classic story. I would recommend this study guide to a friend.

  • Posted by A. Daniells on 25th Sep 2020


    Excellent Guidebook

    While a classic, I had a hard time finding good resources and study materials for A Christmas Carol. One well-known publisher was reliable, but typical, too--classroom activities were good, but not expansive. However, THIS book seems to (perhaps?) be written by a homeschooler with a Christian bent. That is perfectly suitable regardless of the school environment because the story IS, after all, based on the Christian premise of Christmas meanings and taking moral responsibility for our fellow man. The book had excellent essay / critical thinking questions, was reproducible, and well-balanced between nitty-gritty things like vocabulary and more "big picture" issues like literary analysis and tools used by the author and their effectiveness. This was purchased as an academic decathlon resource, and we came in 5th overall in the state of California! Am glad I found it!

  • Posted by Alicia on 13th Jan 2018


    In depth study guide a good fit for 8th grade

    I purchased this downloadable/interactive study guide for my 8th grade son and daughter. The downloadable guides are great for printing off multiple copies, and a master for me. I like that I can make my purchase on the website, and instantly have my guide! And, no need to store CDs in our school closet. I like that the study has a variety of comprehension questions, multiple choice, and essays. The questions have led to many good discussions about the author, time period, and character development. I have purchased at least half a dozen study guides by Progeny Press, and have continued to be pleased with the selection of literature, price, and choice of either downloadable or CD products.

  • Posted by Susan Foraker on 11th Jan 2017


    Thorough and Customizable

    This is the second Progeny Press guide that we've used with our HS kids. The questions are spot-on regarding the books but shine most in the discussions they spark. I actually had purchased a guide from a different company for this book and ended up buying this guide and using it instead. These guides are excellent! We definitely will be purchasing more from this company.

  • Posted by Sandra W. on 18th Aug 2016


    I bought for my daughter.

    I bought for my daughter. From glancing through, the guide seems to be to the point and easy to follow.

  • Posted by Julie D. on 9th Aug 2016


    Loved it! Very helpful!!!

    Loved it! Very helpful!!!

  • Posted by Sara M. on 7th Nov 2014


    My son really enjoys every guide

    My son really enjoys every study guide we get from Progeny Press! He enjoys the interactive ones he can do online. He is enjoying the Christmas Carol and learning a lot. He enjoys how everything is sectioned out and easy to understand.