A Christmas Carol Literature Unit

Good morning lovely readers! I have a new literature unit for you today!  A Christmas Carol is definitely a classic in my book, and we’re enjoying going though it as a family. This has been a much requested unit, and it’s finally done, so I hope your family enjoys it!!

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Story Summary:

A Christmas Carol is the perfect holiday story for both kids and adults! On Christmas Eve the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge is haunted by the ghost of his former business partner, Marley. he’s informed that he will be visited by three spirits, the Ghost of Christmas Past, the Ghost of Christmas Present, and the Ghost of Christmas Future. Through his adventures Scrooge has a change of heart in regards to life and to the Christmas season. Since it’s a bit more difficult to read, we’re doing it as a family read aloud in the evenings.

This accompanying unit study is meant to be used with the original version of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. There are several versions of this book, this red leather bound one is the one I used to write the unit. I would recommend using this one so that the assignments will correlate with the page numbers. However you can use another version, and just adjust the assignments to fit your copy as well.

 

Click here to see my “A Christmas Carol” Literature Unit lapbook video!

As you read through the book, each section has a mini-book with comprehension questions for your student to complete.

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This particular unit has 5 Staves that are broken down in to smaller sections with accompanying mini-books for each one, plus a vocabulary mini-book full of terms to learn throughout the story.

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Click here to see a video tutorial on how to create the flip up pocket lapbook!

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Then on the backside of the lapbook, I added a pocket to the backside where we store the reports and story timeline.

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What age is this unit recommended for?

I normally recommend my literature units for elementary level readers grades 1-5. You can assign them out individually to your student so they read on their own, then complete the mini-book assignment for each chapter. There are writing assignments for each chapter as your students answer comprehension questions from the reading. So you’ll just want to make sure they’re comfortable writing.

Or you can read it together as a group if you have younger readers, then have them complete the mini-book assignments when you’re done with each chapter.

 

How long does the literature unit take?

That really depends on your child’s reading speed, and how many chapters there are in the book! And how fast your child reads through the chapters as well.

Each one varies in length, and you can easily modify these units to fit your schedule. So for example, you can assign one chapter per day plus the associated mini-book assignments, or you can have them do 2-3/week. It’s totally up to you, your schedule, and your student.

 

What’s included in the Unit Study?

Each unit includes everything you need to complete the lapbook with the exception of the book itself and the file folders.

The download includes a teacher’s manual with the daily reading assignments, along with the comprehension questions and answers for each chapter. This makes it much easier for you to help your students even if you haven’t read the book yourself!

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There is also one mini-book for each section in the book. Inside your student will answer a comprehension question that relates directly to the chapter they’ve just read. Some assignments include vocabulary words, mapping the voyage, and completing the mini-reports.

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For older students:

This unit includes 5 reports that your students can complete. If you have older readers, have them do these reports to make the unit a bit more challenging. If you have younger readers, you might prefer to ask the questions verbally so they aren’t having to write a report, or skip them all together. It’s totally up to you!

The reports include:

  • Story Facts (Setting, Main Plot, Main Characters)
  • Protagonist vs. Antagonist
  • Prediction Sheet
  • My Book Report
  • Book vs. Movie
  • Storyboard timeline

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32 Comments

  • Jill von Schmidt December 14, 2015 at 7:11 am

    I think Charlie and the Chocolate Factory would be a fun lap book unit!

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  • Julia December 14, 2015 at 7:42 am

    Would love to study this with my kids!

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  • Tina December 14, 2015 at 8:09 am

    This is a beautiful gift idea! Thank you for generously sharing with us, your gifts!

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  • SNA December 14, 2015 at 8:18 am

    We love this book! Thanks!

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  • Jessalyn Marshall December 14, 2015 at 8:37 am

    Cute idea…

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  • Renee December 14, 2015 at 8:55 am

    I bet this is a great lapbook – thanks for making it! I’d love to see a lapbook on some books that aren’t classics, but still great… for example, The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo! 🙂

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    • erica December 14, 2015 at 9:47 am

      Great thanks!

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  • Anna L. December 14, 2015 at 9:13 am

    How about another historical fiction study, like Ben and Me or Mr. Revere and I by Robert Lawson, or one of Elizabeth George Speare’s books (Sign of the Beaver, Witch of Blackbird Pond, The Bronze Bow).

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    • erica December 14, 2015 at 9:47 am

      Thanks!

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  • Amie December 14, 2015 at 9:58 am

    We have really been enjoying your studies this year!

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  • Leesa December 14, 2015 at 9:58 am

    I just started reading chapter books to my kindergartner. This would be perfect for her!

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  • Michelle December 14, 2015 at 10:11 am

    Thank you, Erica, for making this. This would be a fun one. I, too, am another one for something with historical fiction. My son loves history! 🙂

    Merry Christmas!!

    Michelle

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