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  • Great Expectations eNotes Lesson Plan

    Learning Objectives: By the end of this unit, students should be able to Describe Pip’s friendships with Joe, Herbert, Wemmick, and Magwitch; Identify the ways conscience and shame influence Pip’s decisions; Explain the significance of crime and punishment in Pip’s narrative; Describe Miss Havisham and her house; Identify Miss Havisham’s influence...

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  • A Christmas Carol eNotes Lesson Plan

    Learning Objectives: By the end of this unit, students should be able to explain Scrooge's path from innocent schoolboy to crotchety miser; describe the criticisms Dickens makes of his Victorian society and the moral landscape he champions; identify the literary devices Dickens employs and how they enrich the story; compare and contrast...

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  • A Tale of Two Cities eNotes Lesson Plan

    Learning Objectives: By the end of this unit, students should be able to identify and describe the central conflict and the subplots in A Tale of Two Cities; discuss the influence of women on the evolution of the novel’s plot; identify the primary themes and motifs; discuss the effects of violence...

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  • A Tale of Two Cities eNotes Teaching Guide

    So you’re going to teach Charles Dickens's A Tale of Two Cities, a classic novel that has been a mainstay in English classes for generations. Whether it’s the first or hundredth time you escort students through the text, we've provided some teaching tips to help ensure that the experience is...

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  • A Christmas Carol Close Reading Quiz

    Read these passages from Stave One of A Christmas Carol, and then answer the question that follows each passage. Refer to the passage in answering the question. Circle the correct answer to each question. 1) MARLEY WAS DEAD: to begin with. There is no doubt whatever about that. The register of his...

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  • A Christmas Carol eNotes Reading Response Prompts

    How does the narrator describe Scrooge? Explain how Scrooge’s physical appearance reflects his personality and character. How does the description of Scrooge’s office and his clerk emphasize that Scrooge loves money and hates to part with it? What happens in the office that also emphasizes Scrooge’s greed and stinginess? What seems to be...

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  • Great Expectations Character Analysis Lesson Plan

    Theme Revealed Through Character Development: This lesson plan focuses on Miss Havisham and Abel Magwitch as character foils. Students will learn about character foils by identifying similarities and differences between Miss Havisham and Magwitch and considering how each character values selflessness, forgiveness, and kindness over revenge. By studying Miss Havisham...

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  • Great Expectations Reading Comprehension Quiz

    This quiz contains reading comprehension questions for Great Expectations.

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  • A Tale of Two Cities Themes Lesson Plan

    Theme Revealed through Character Development: This lesson plan focuses on how Dickens characterizes Charles Darnay and Sydney Carton and how their characterizations contribute to the development of major themes in the novel. Students will examine Darnay and Carton as literary foils and dynamic characters, and they will compare and contrast...

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  • Great Expectations eNotes Teaching Guide

    This guide highlights some of the most salient aspects of Great Expectations before you begin teaching Charles Dickens's classic novel. In studying Great Expectations with your students, you'll help them learn the rhetorical power of literary devices like allusion and symbolism and encourage them to engage with worthwhile themes, such as gender roles and social...

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  • A Tale of Two Cities Character Analysis Lesson Plan

    Theme Revealed Through Lucie Manette and Madame Defarge as Character Foils in A Tale of Two Cities: This lesson plan focuses on the characterizations of Lucie Manette and Madame Defarge and their development as character foils in the novel. Students will identify and contrast their characters and explain how each...

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