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To Change a Heart: The Transformation of Ebenezer Scrooge

Resource ID#: 164822

Primary Type: Student Tutorial


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Analyze how specific events and particular lines of dialogue help reveal aspects of a character, a character named Mr. Ebenezer Scrooge from Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. In this interactive tutorial, you'll also analyze how conversations and events help provoke Scrooge to make a decision about the way he lives his life. By the end of this tutorial, you should be able to use specific evidence from the story to explain how Scrooge's character changed, as well as what caused him to change.

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General Information

Subject(s): English Language Arts
Grade Level(s): 8
Intended Audience: Students
   
Instructional Time: 30 Minute(s)
 
Keywords: English Language Arts, grade 8, A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens, Ebenezer Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim
Instructional Component Type(s): Original Student Tutorial
Resource Collection: Original Student Tutorials for Language Arts - Grades 6-12



Aligned Standards

Name Description
LAFS.8.RL.1.1: Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
LAFS.8.RL.1.3: Analyze how particular lines of dialogue or incidents in a story or drama propel the action, reveal aspects of a character, or provoke a decision.


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