TeacherGinger Barnhart
Subject AreaELA
Grade Level8
Week #12/17/2018
Unit of InstructionA Christmas Carol
Standard(s) Taught

LAFS.8.RL.2.5 Compare and contrast the structure of two or more texts and analyze how the differing structure of each text contributes to its meaning and style

LAFS.8.RL3.7 Analyze the extent to which a filmed or live production of a story or drama stays faithful to or departs from the text or script, evaluating the choices made by the director or actors

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria
  • To reflect on service, make thematic connections to A Christmas Carol
  • To compare the film version of A Christmas Carol to the novel
  • To compare The Grinch and Scrooge
Classroom Activities

bell-ringers: world service reflection

Read A Christmas Carol Stave V

Christmas Carol play in a minute

Watch A Christmas Carol—group discussion on similarities and differences

Watch The Grinch—comparison sheet between Scrooge and The Grinch

Assignments Due

World Service Reflection

Film comparison sheet

Any missing work in order to watch films

Additional Resources

Power Point

A Christmas Carol novel and activities

A Christmas Carol film

How the Grinch Stole Christmas film