Christmas Carol, A - Study Guide

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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?"

Check out other titles by Charles Dickens: A Tale of Two Cities  Great Expectations

Progeny Press English/Language Arts curriculum will provide your High School grade student with:

English/Language Arts credit: This is a one-quarter credit high school level Literature curriculum.
Author Biography: Learn about Charles Dickens and the fascinating history behind the author and novel.
Vocabulary: Understand words used throughout the novel, utilizing a variety of activities to stimulate retention and growth.
Literary Techniques: Similes, characterization, comic relief, allusion, tone, in context, dictionary, repetition, foil, humor, hyperbole, foreshadowing, juxtaposition, personification, synonym, dramatic structure, exposition, complications, crisis, dénouement, mood, setting, flashback, conflict, theme. 
Moral Lessons and Character Values: Comfort, optimism, pessimism, attitude, accepting responsibility for one's actions (past and present), contentment, fruits of the 
Spirit, death, hospitality, consequences.
Activities and Writing Assignments: Social reform, Victorian England, London, mapping, Christmas customs, class discussions, multiple essay choices, 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 unit lessons are written from a Christian perspective!

Features and Benefits of a Progeny Press ELA study guide 

Printed Workbook Format

  • Large 8.5x11 format is convenient to read and easy on tired teenage high school student's eyes
  • Every question in our novel unit study has plenty of whitespace for high school level student’s answers
  • Encourages neat and clean handwriting practice
  • Easily transports without the need for a laptop or other expensive equipment
  • Provides a permanent record of the student’s work
  • Complete, removable answer key included for the teacher to make grading simple!

CD Format

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  • No costly software purchases necessary
  • Our PDF Study Guide should be opened with the FREE Adobe Reader program. With the interactive feature, students have the capability of entering their answers directly on the computer and saving their work in progress.
    Note: Mobile Devices/Tablets may require alternative app that supports and saves fillable form fields.
  • Or choose to conveniently print what you need, when you need it:
    • Print the whole ELA PDF guide at once
    • Print single literature lessons or pages as the student completes them
    • Print multiple copies of the entire curriculum study guide for classroom sets
  • PDF format makes it easy to use with multiple students
  • Complete answer key PDF file included for the teacher!

Formatted with your High School grade student in mind, Progeny Press language arts study guides divide the book into writing assignments and lessons that strengthen their reading comprehension, vocabulary, and refines their critical analysis and writing skills. Each Progeny Press novel study accomplishes all of this without busy work that can drain the fun out of reading and literature! Kids have loved using Progeny Press ELA curriculum in homeschool, co-ops, and private schools around the world for over 30 years!

Book Awards:
#47 on the Big Read List (UK’s top 200).
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
Workbook ISBN:


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    Posted by SARAH G. on 31st Aug 2015

    We just got our Progeny Press books and study guides last week! I love how they are thorough yet do not take my high schoolers hours to do. I like being able to just make photocopies of them so I can use them later on with my younger kids when they enter high school! Thanks for making something that fits right in with our school day!