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Copy of A Christmas Carol

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Stave 1:
Stave 2:
Stave 3:
Stave 4:
Stave 5:
Characters:
Ebeneezer Scrooge
Fred (Scrooge's Nephew)
Bob Crachit (Scrooge's Clerk)
Two Solicitors
Jacob Marley

Marley's Ghost
Scrooge's Counting House
The First of The Three Spirits
The Second of The Three Spirits
The Last of The Spirits
The End of It
today's scenes:
Scrooge's House
Characters:
Scrooge (Child)
Fan (Scrooge's Sister)
Fezziwig
today's scenes:
Scrooge's House
Scrooge's Old School
Fezziwig's
Christmas Party
Scrooge
The Ghost of Christmas Past
Scrooge (Young Adult)
A Fair Young Girl (Belle)
Belle's Husband
Scrooge and Belle's Christmas
Belle's House
Present
Past
"A Christmas Carol" Stave 1 Quiz
Please number from 1-20 on a blank piece of lined paper at this time.
1.2.1
Analyzing Plot, Characters, and Setting
2. Which word best describes Marley?

a) beleaguered
b) haunted
c) tortured
d) terrified
1.1.3
Summarizing and Main Ideas
1. Which word best describes Scrooge in “A Christmas Carol?”

a) lonesome
b) crooked
c) cold
d) stubborn
1.2.4
Comparing and Contrasting
3. While the novel "Animal Farm" is mostly written in a ______ style, the novella “A Christmas Carol” is mostly written in a _____ style.

a) detached... engaged
b) frustrating... confused
c) descriptive... factual
d) realistic... fantasy
3.1.6
Combining Sentences
9. Which of these most effectively combines the ideas into one sentence?

2.2.5
Rules for Revision
8. Kim found the information below in a language handbook. “Avoid vague language that is not exact enough to be used in proper writing.” According to this information, which sentence should be revised?

a) Are there no prisons?

b) Marley died seven years ago, this very night.

c) Be at work all the earlier next morning.

d) You must have been very slow about it, Jacob.
3.1.8
Adding Supporting Details
10. Which of these sentences most clearly and effectively adds supporting details to the sentence?
1.2.5
Drawing Conclusions
4. With which statement would the two solicitors in the first stave of “A Christmas Carol" most likely agree?

a) those who are badly off must go to the prisons and poorhouses

b) it's enough for a man to understand his own business

c) Many thousands are in want of common necessaries

d) The poor had better die, and decrease the surplus population
1.3.5
Analyzing Themes
5. Which of these statements best expresses a theme of the first stave of "A Christmas Carol?"

a) family bonds are the most valuable connections in the world
b) prizing wealth over human relationships has consequences
c) be thankful for the money you have
d) enjoy your family traditions
2.2.2
Organizing and Revising Texts
"I am sorry, with all my heart, to find you so resolute. We have never had any quarrel, to which I have been a party. But I have made the trial in homage to Christmas, and I'll keep my Christmas humour to the last."

a) before sentence 1 b) before sentence 2
c) before sentence 3 d) after sentence 3
2.2.3
Revising for Effectiveness
7. Read the darkened sentence below. Then choose the most clear and effective revision of the sentence.
6. This sentence is misplaced. Where should it be moved?
"Scrooge and Marley's, I believe," said one of the gentlemen, referring to his list.
"Have I the pleasure of addressing Mr. Scrooge, or Mr. Marley?"
a) Am I more pleased by Scrooge or Marley?

b) Would I be happier talking with Scrooge or Marley?

c) Am I talking to Scrooge or Marley?

d) I beg your pardon, sir; are you Mr. Scrooge or Mr. Marley?
Marley died seven years ago.
Marley died on Christmas Eve.
Marley was Scrooge's business partner.
a) Marley died on Christmas Eve seven years ago when he was Scrooge's partner.

b) Scrooge's partner, Marley, died seven years ago on Christmas Eve.

c) Marley, who died seven years ago, on Christmas Eve, was Scrooge's business partner.

d) Dying on Christmas Eve seven years ago was Scrooge's partner, Marley.
Scrooge shut the window and checked the door that the Ghost came through.
a) Scrooge closed the window, examining the door the Ghost had entered.

b) Scrooge closed the window, to examine the door that the Ghost had entered.

c) Scrooge closed the window, and examined the door by which the Ghost had entered.

d) Best as it is.
So A Merry Christmas, uncle!
Warm-Up:
What is your favorite holiday memory?

Write your thoughts on the back of a paper snowflake.
Warm-Up:
What holiday gift (or memory) are you most looking forward to receiving (or giving) this year?

Write your answer in a B.C.R.
Imagine that you died. :-(

Pretend that someone is going to give a speech about you at your funeral or write an inscription on your tombstone.

What would they say about you?

Write your answer in a B.C.R.
Warm-Up:
Auld Lang Syne
Characters:
Mrs. Emily Cratchit
Martha Cratchit
Two Young Daughters
Bob Cratchit
today's scenes:
Scrooge's House
The London Streets
The Cratchits' Home
Scrooge
The Ghost of Christmas Present
Tiny Tim
Fred
Fred's Wife
Far-Out Places Around Town
Fred's House
Present
Elsewhere in the Present
Characters:
A Fat Man
Another Man
A Third Man
A Red-Faced Man
today's scenes:
The London Streets
Old Joe's
Beetling Shop

Scrooge
The Ghost of Christmas Future
Mrs. Dilber
A Woman
Old Joe
The Cratchits' Home
Caroline's Home
Present
Future
A Businessman
Another Businessman
Caroline
Caroline's Husband
Mrs. Cratchit
Peter
A Cratchit Girl
Bob Cratchit
A Graveyard
Characters:
today's scenes:
Scrooge's
Home
The London Streets
Fred's House
Scrooge
A Boy
The Portly Solicitor
Fred's Wife
Fred
Bob Cratchit

Scrooge's Counting House
Chains Of Injustice
On the slip of paper in front of you, write down the meanest thing that you've ever done or the meanest thing that someone has ever done to you.
When you've made your chain link, add it to the existing chain at the front of the classroom.
"The Gift of The Magi" Quiz
Please number a blank sheet of paper from 1-20.
1.2.1
Analyzing Plot, Characters, and Setting
2. Which word best describes the setting of "The Gift of the Magi?"

a) dreamlike
b) dramatic
c) dreary
d) drowsy
1.1.3
Summarizing and Main Ideas
1. Which word best describes Madame Sofronie in “The Gift of the Magi”

a) ornery
b) opportunistic
c) open-minded
d) optimistic
1.2.4
Comparing and Contrasting
3. While the novel "Animal Farm" is mostly written in a ______ style, the short story "The Gift of the Magi" is mostly written in a _____ style.

a) imaginary... realistic
b) frustrating... confused
c) descriptive... factual
d) authentic... fantasy
3.1.6
Combining Sentences
9. Which of these most effectively combines the ideas into one sentence?

2.2.5
Rules for Revision
8. If Kalen wants to check the usage of the word "parsimony" in the opening paragraph of the story, which of these would be best to use?

a) encyclopedia

b) thesaurus

c) works cited page

d) dictionary
3.1.8
Adding Supporting Details
10. Which of these sentences most clearly and effectively adds supporting details to the sentence?
1.2.5
Drawing Conclusions
4. With which statement would the narrator from "The Gift of the Magi" most likely agree?

a) it is wise to spend your money on your loved ones

b) true value lies in possessions, not in paper money

c) there is no wisdom in giving away your favorite item

d) the price of a gift does not determine its actual value
1.3.5
Analyzing Themes
5. Which of these statements best expresses a theme of "The Gift of the Magi?"

a) there is no price you shouldn't pay

b) love can be tremendously expensive

c) there is wisdom in generosity

d) buying material gifts is overrated
2.2.2
Organizing and Revising Texts
Now, there were two possessions of the James Dillingham Youngs in which they both took a mighty pride. One was Jim's gold watch that had been his father's and his grandfather's. Had the queen of Sheba lived in the flat across the airshaft, Della would have let her hair hang out the window some day to dry just to depreciate Her Majesty's jewels and gifts.

a) before sentence 1 b) before sentence 2
c) before sentence 3 d) after sentence 3
2.2.3
Revising for Effectiveness
7. Read the sentence below. Then choose the most clear and effective revision of the sentence.
6. This sentence is misplaced. Where should it be moved?
Had King Solomon been the janitor, with all his treasures piled up in the basement, Jim would have pulled out his watch every time he passed, just to see him pluck at his beard from envy.
a) If King Solomon was the janitor, he would have been jealous.

b) If King Solomon saw Jim's watch, he would have been envious.

c) If the mighty King Solomon bought Jim's watch, he would be rich.

d) The wealthy King, Solomon, wanted to be like Jim, and his watch.
Balthazar, Gaspar and Melchior were the three wise men.
The magi were the three wise men.
The magi brought gifts to the Christ child.
a) Balthazar, Gaspar and Melchior, the magi, brought gifts to the Christ child.

b) The magi, Balthazar, Gaspar, and Melchior, brought gifts to the Christ child.

c) Bringing gifts to the child were the magi, Balthazar, Gaspar and Melchior.

d) Each of the wise men (a.k.a. "magi") brought gifts to the Christ child.
Jim stopped inside the door and didn't move.
a) Not moving a muscle was Jim, who was inside the door and he stopped there.

b) Jim, who moved inside of the door, didn't move so much as a muscle when he was inside.

c) Jim stopped inside the door, as immovable as a setter at the scent of quail.

d) The door stopped Jim as he entered, and he was unable to move any of his body in the way.
The other was Della's hair.
1.2.1
Analyzing Plot, Characters, and Setting
12. Which word best describes the setting of this opening scene?

a) bleak
b) boisterous
c) bored
d) balanced
1.1.3
Summarizing and Main Ideas
11. The main idea of the scene in the counting house is that:


a) Marley is dead

b) Scrooge is a cheap businessman

c) Scrooge is a lonely, bitter man

d) People celebrate in their own way
1.2.4
Comparing and Contrasting
13. Which pair of words best completes the following statement?

Scrooge was ______, while Fred was ______.

a) joyous... deluded
b) apathetic... distracted
c) cold... warm
d) hopeful... miserable
1.2.5
Drawing Conclusions
14. The author would most likely agree that Ebeneezer Scrooge represents:

a) all that is wrong with the business world

b) someone who knows the true meaning of value

c) the kind of money lender you could easily swindle

d) a person with a pleasant disposition
1.3.5
Analyzing Themes
15. Which of these statements best expresses a theme of the solicitors' message?

a) prisons and poorhouses are ample support

b) those living in poverty deserve little else

c) the holidays invite a spirit of generosity

d) everyone must help themselves to wealth
1.2.1
Analyzing Plot, Characters, and Setting
17. Which word best describes the setting of this house scene?

a) omniscient
b) ominous
c) old-fashioned
d) oblong
1.1.3
Summarizing and Main Ideas
16. The main idea of the scene in Scrooge's quarters is that:


a) Marley is dead as a doornail

b) Marley is hiding somewhere

c) the door knocker was wierd

d) Scrooge is feeling paranoid
1.2.4
Comparing and Contrasting
18. Which pair of words best completes the following statement?

Fred was ______, while Marley was ______.

a) joyous... deluded
b) spirited... spirit
c) dismayed... disappointed
d) hopeless... hopeful
1.2.5
Drawing Conclusions
19. The author would most likely agree that the chains worn by Marley's Ghost represent:

a) the sins of all mankind

b) the mistakes that Scrooge has already made

c) the errors of his mortal life

d) an unavoidable fate for the protagonist
1.3.5
Analyzing Themes
20. Which of these statements best expresses a theme of Marley's message?

a) change your ways or you will suffer

b) nothing can be done to save you

c) no one can escape their sinful fate

d) three ghosts will be arriving momentarily
1.2.1
Analyzing Plot, Characters, and Setting
12. Which word best describes the Ghost of Christmas Past?

a) mercurial
b) mischievous
c) mysterious
d) mindful
1.1.3
Summarizing and Main Ideas
11. The main idea of the scene in Scrooge's house is that:


a) The first ghost is part old and part young

b) Scrooge has the chance to learn from the past

c) Scrooge doesn't believe what he sees

d) Being mortal, Scrooge will not be able to fly
1.2.4
Comparing and Contrasting
13. Which pair of words best completes the following statement?

Scrooge was ______, while Fan was ______.

a) joyous... deluded
b) lonesome... familial
c) ornate... ornery
d) hopeful... miserable
1.2.5
Drawing Conclusions
14. The author would most likely agree that Fan represents:

a) Scrooge's missed opportunity at finding romance

b) Ebeneezer's only living relative

c) The protagonist's long-lost and long-dead sibling

d) The love and support that Scrooge had forgotten
1.3.5
Analyzing Themes
15. Which of these statements best expresses a theme of the conversation between the Ghost of Christmas Past and Scrooge regarding the Christmas party?

a) the party was lavish and extravagant
b) the experience was worth the expense
c) the reputation of the party was legendary
d) spending time is better than spending money
1.2.1
Analyzing Plot, Characters, and Setting
17. Which word best describes the setting of this flashback?

a) boisterous
b) bothersome
c) depressed
d) distracting
1.1.3
Summarizing and Main Ideas
16. The main idea of the scene in the Christmas party is that:


a) Scrooge was a shy child

b) Fezziwig was filled with Christmas cheer

c) Scrooge used to work with Dick

d) Scrooge really enjoyed the party scene
1.2.4
Comparing and Contrasting
18. Which pair of words best completes the following statement?

Scrooge was ______, while Belle was ______.

a) disbelieving... certain
b) calculating... emotional
c) cheery... heartbroken
d) hopeless... hopeful
1.2.5
Drawing Conclusions
19. The author would most likely agree that the children in Belle's house represent:

a) the reason why Scrooge doesn't like noise

b) the cause for Belle and Scrooge's break-up

c) the life that could have been for Scrooge

d) the waste of material finances on overpopulation
1.3.5
Analyzing Themes
20. Which of these statements best expresses a theme of Belle's husband's message?

a) Scrooge isn't really all that wealthy

b) Scrooge isn't really all that kind

c) Scrooge is deserving of their pity

d) Scrooge is very successful in business
"A Christmas Carol" Stave 2 Quiz
Please number from 1-20 underneath your warm-up.
1.2.1
Analyzing Plot, Characters, and Setting
2. Which word best describes the setting of Belle's house?

a) bothersome
b) boisterous
c) billowing
d) brackish
1.1.3
Summarizing and Main Ideas
1. Which word best describes Belle in “A Christmas Carol?”

a) defiant
b) determined
c) steadfast
d) stubborn
1.2.4
Comparing and Contrasting
3. While the novel "The Giver" is mostly written in a ______ style, the novella “A Christmas Carol” is mostly written in a _____ style.

a) science fiction... historical fiction
b) futuristic... contemporary
c) archaic... modern
d) monocromatic... grey
3.1.6
Combining Sentences
9. Which of these most effectively combines the ideas into one sentence?

2.2.5
Rules for Revision
8. Kim found the information below in a language handbook. “Pronouns and their antecedents must agree in gender and number.” According to this information, which sentence should be revised?

a) Belle looked at Scrooge and she began to sob.

b) After Scrooge said "no," he added "Humbug."

c) Fred was at they house with his wife, Clara.

d) No one wanted to be friends with Ebeneezer.
3.1.8
Adding Supporting Details
10. Which of these sentences most clearly and effectively adds supporting details to the sentence?
1.2.5
Drawing Conclusions
4. With which statement would the character Belle from “A Christmas Carol" most likely agree?

a) I believe I was replaced by a golden idol.

b) Scrooge has become tremendously successful.

c) I wanted children and Scrooge did not want children.

d) Scrooge is the biggest philanthropist in London.
1.3.5
Analyzing Themes
Which of these statements best expresses a theme of the second stave (the scene with Scrooge and the Ghost of Christmas Past) of "A Christmas Carol?" Support your answer with information from the text.

a) Scrooge's life was always miserable
b) Scrooge is a victim of circumstance
c) Scrooge missed many opportunities
d) Scrooge never had any relationships
2.2.2
Organizing and Revising Texts
The city had entirely vanished. Not a vestige of it was to be seen. The darkness and the mist had vanished with it, for it was a clear, cold, winter day, with snow upon the ground. "I was bred in this place. I was a boy here!''

a) before sentence 1 b) before sentence 2
c) before sentence 3 d) after sentence 3
2.2.3
Revising for Effectiveness
7. Read the darkened sentence below. Then choose the most clear and effective revision of the sentence.
6. This sentence is misplaced. Where should it be moved?
"The school is not quite deserted,'' said the Ghost.
"A solitary child, neglected by his friends, is left there still.''
a) One time, a boy is neglected by his friends.

b) Once, a kid (neglected by his friends) was left there.

c) A single child was left all alone by his pals.

d) A student, was left all alone by his friends once.
Belle was heartbroken.
Scrooge became obsessed with money.
Belle was Scrooge's girlfriend.
a) Belle was heartbroken when Scrooge became obsessed with money and Belle was Scrooge's girlfriend, too.

b) Being Scrooge's girlfriend, was Belle, who was heartbroken when he became obsessed with money.

c) Scrooge's girlfriend, Belle, was heartbroken when he became obsessed with money.

d) Scrooge's money obsession was a heartbreaking thing for Belle.
The ghost thought he saw Scrooge crying, but he dismissed it and said it was just a pimple.
a) Scrooge began to cry, but he said it was a pimple when asked what he was crying for.

b) Scrooge muttered, with an unusual catching in his voice, that it was a pimple.

c) Crying, Scrooge said it was only a pimple but nobody believed him.

d) Best as it is.
"Good Heaven!'' said Scrooge, clasping his hands together, as he looked about him.
3.1.6
Combining Sentences
14. Which of these most effectively combines the ideas into one sentence?

2.2.5
Rules for Revision
13. Kim found the information below in a language handbook. “Pronouns and their antecedents must agree in gender and number.” According to this information, which sentence should be revised?

a) The grocers' windows was filled with fruits.

b) There were meats, spices, pastries, and more.

c) Scrooge licked his lips while staring at the food.

d) There was enough food to feed a small army.
3.1.8
Adding Supporting Details
15. Which of these sentences most clearly and effectively adds supporting details to the sentence?
2.2.2
Organizing and Revising Texts
Now, being prepared for almost anything, he was not by any means prepared for nothing. Consequently, when the Bell struck One, and no shape appeared, he was taken with a violent fit of trembling. All this time, he lay upon his bed, the very core and centre of a blaze of ruddy light, which streamed upon it when the clock proclaimed the hour; being only light, was more alarming than a dozen ghosts.

a) before sentence 1 b) before sentence 2
c) before sentence 3 d) after sentence 3
2.2.3
Revising for Effectiveness
12. Read the darkened sentence below. Then choose the most clear and effective revision of the sentence.
11. This sentence is misplaced. Where should it be moved?
The moment Scrooge's hand was on the lock, a strange voice called him by his name, and bade him enter.
He obeyed.
a) As soon as Scrooge touched the door, a voice called his name.

b) The second that Scrooge touched the door, he obeyed.

c) A voice told Scrooge to enter as soon as he touched the door.

d) Touching the door, Scrooge obeyed the call to answer a name.
The weather was dreary.
People were wishing a "Merry Christmas."
The mood was cheerful.
a) The weather, which was dreary, was cheerful because people were wishing eachother a Merry Christmas.

b) People were wishing a Merry Christmas, so the weather was nice.

c) In spite of the dreary weather, the mood was cheerful because people were wishing a Merry Christmas.

d) By wishing a Merry Christmas, the people changed the weather from dreary to cheerful.
Bob Cratchit and his wife had lots of kids.
a) With two sons and three daughters, the Cratchit family was a large one.

b) With seven mouths to feed, the Cratchits were incredibly poor.

c) The Cratchits had somewhere between six and seven children.

d) Tiny Tim was physically handicapped, and his family was large and poor.
Five minutes, ten minutes, a quarter of an hour went by, yet nothing came.
2.2.2
Organizing and Revising Texts
"As good as gold,'' said Bob, "and better. Somehow he gets thoughtful, sitting by himself so much, and thinks the strangest things you ever heard. He said it might be pleasant to them to remember upon Christmas Day, who made lame beggars walk, and blind men see.''

a) before sentence 1 b) before sentence 2
c) before sentence 3 d) after sentence 3
16. This sentence is misplaced. Where should it be moved?
He told me, coming home, that he hoped the people saw him in the church, because he was a cripple.
2.2.3
Revising for Effectiveness
17. Read the darkened sentence below. Then choose the most clear and effective revision of the sentence.
"A place where Miners live, who labour in the bowels of the earth,'' returned the Spirit.
"But they know me. See!'
a) These people are my friends too, you know.

b) Even here, I am pretty popular with everyone.

c) Yes, even these laborers know who I am.

d) Hard-working people everywhere are my companions.

2.2.5
Rules for Revision
18. Jack found the information below in a language handbook. “Pronouns and their antecedents must agree in gender and number.” According to this information, which sentence should be revised?

a) The laborers were eating dinner and celebrating.

b) The miners was enjoying the Christmas season.

c) The people talked to one another that evening.

d) Everywhere, people were celebrating the holiday.
3.1.6
Combining Sentences
19. Which of these most effectively combines the ideas into one sentence?
3.1.8
Adding Supporting Details
20. Which of these sentences most clearly and effectively adds supporting details to the sentence?
Fred was playing a guessing game.
Scrooge watched the party unfold.
Fred's guests were enjoying themselves.
a) Fred was playing a guessing game with his friends, who enjoyed themselves, as Scrooge watched the holiday party unfold.

b) Scrooge watched the party unfold as Fred played a guessing game with his guests and everyone enjoyed themselves.

c) Fred's guests enjoyed themselves as the host lead a guessing game.

d) Watching the party unfold, Scrooge saw Fred playing a guessing game and Fred's guests having an enjoyable time.
a) The chimes were ringing the three quarters past eleven at that moment.

b) The bells had begun to notify passerbys of what time it was about to be.

c) The time of day was signified by the ringing of the clock's hourly notifications.

d) Best as it is.
The chimes started ringing to signal the time.
3.1.6
Combining Sentences
14. Which of these most effectively combines the ideas into one sentence?

2.2.5
Rules for Revision
13. Kim found the information below in a language handbook. “Sentences should observe proper parallel construction.” According to this information, which sentence should be revised?

a) The ghost was tall, dark, and terrifying.

b) Phantoms are frightening creatures.

c) The haunting feeling plagued Scrooge to his core.

d) Scrooge was scared, coward, and shaking.
3.1.8
Adding Supporting Details
15. Which of these sentences most clearly and effectively adds supporting details to the sentence?
2.2.2
Organizing and Revising Texts
Although well used to ghostly company by this time, Scrooge feared the silent shape so much that his legs trembled beneath him, and he found that he could hardly stand when he prepared to follow it. But Scrooge was all the worse for this. It thrilled him with a vague uncertain horror, to know that behind the dusky shroud, there were ghostly eyes intently fixed upon him.

a) before sentence 1 b) before sentence 2
c) before sentence 3 d) after sentence 3
2.2.3
Revising for Effectiveness
12. Read the darkened sentence below. Then choose the most clear and effective revision of the sentence.
11. This sentence is misplaced. Where should it be moved?
I fear you more than any spectre I have seen. But as I know your purpose is to do me good, and as I hope to live to be another man from what I was, I am prepared to bear you company, and do it with a thankful heart.
Will you not speak to me?
a) Why won't you talk to me?

b) You will not speak to me?

c) Don't you speak to me.

d) Will you talk to me or not?
The ghost was terrifying.
The ghost spoke not a word.
The Ghost of Christmas Past was a phantom.
a) The ghost was terrifying and spoke not a word and was a phantom.

b) The Ghost of Christmas Past, a terrifying phantom, spoke not a word.

c) The phantom, a Ghost of Christmas Past, was a terrifying creature, and it spoke not a word.

d) The terrifying Ghost of Christmas past spoke not a word.
He sat down to the dinner by the fire and told her.
a) The husband told his wife to sit down to dinner by the roaring fire with him.

b) The wife was told by her husband to sit down by the fire so he could inform her with all of the details, while they ate, and it was dinner.

c) The man sat down to the dinner that had been boarding for him by the fire, and his wife asked him faintly for the news.

d) Best as it is.
The Spirit paused a moment, as observing his condition, and giving him time to recover.
2.2.2
Organizing and Revising Texts
"To whom will our debt be transferred?''

"I don't know. But before that time we shall be ready with the money; and even though we were not, it would be a bad fortune indeed to find so merciless a creditor in his successor.''

a) before sentence 1 b) before sentence 2
c) before sentence 3 d) after sentence 3
16. This sentence is misplaced. Where should it be moved?
We may sleep tonight with light hearts, Caroline!
2.2.3
Revising for Effectiveness
17. Read the darkened sentence below. Then choose the most clear and effective revision of the sentence.
"Heartily sorry,'' he said, "for your good wife. If I can be of service to you in any way,'' he said, giving me his card, "that's where I live.
Pray come to me.''
a) Come and pray with me.

b) Pray, and then come visit my home.

c) Please come to me if you need anything.

d) I will pray for you and for your grieving family.

2.2.5
Rules for Revision
18. Yan found the information below in a language handbook. “Sentences should observe proper parallel construction.” According to this information, which sentence should be revised?

a) Fred told Bob to visit him whenever he needed.

b) Fred told Bob he was sorry, and that he'd be praying for him.

c) Bob was distraught, heartbroken, was crying.

d) Tiny Tim's memory would never be forgotten.
3.1.6
Combining Sentences
19. Which of these most effectively combines the ideas into one sentence?
3.1.8
Adding Supporting Details
20. Which of these sentences most clearly and effectively adds supporting details to the sentence?
Scrooge wiped away the snow.
The grave had snow on it.
Scrooge saw his own name on the stone.
a) After wiping the snow away from the grave, which had snow on it, Scrooge saw his own name on the stone.

b) Scrooge wiped the snow off of the grave and Scrooge saw the name "Ebeneezer Scrooge" on the stone.

c) Scrooge, who wiped the snow off of the grave, saw a name on the stone, and the name was his own.

d) Scrooge wiped the snow off of the grave and saw his own name inscribed upon the stone.
a) Scrooge, who yelled "help," was terrified when he yelled (to the spirit).

b) The terrified old Scrooge cried "help" in a fearful cry.

c) Scrooge was scared, so he yelled and he helped.

d) Best as it is.
Scrooge yelled "help" and that he was scared.
"A Christmas Carol" Stave 3 Quiz
Please number from 1-20 underneath your warm-up.
1.2.1
Analyzing Plot, Characters, and Setting
2. Which word best describes the setting of Bob Cratchit's house?

a) handsome
b) happening
c) heartsick
d) humble
1.1.3
Summarizing and Main Ideas
1. Which word best describes The Ghost of Christmas Present?

a) loud
b) generous
c) boisterous
d) ephemeral
1.2.4
Comparing and Contrasting
3. While Jonas' family unit in "The Giver" was mostly characterized by a ______ style, the Cratchit family in "A Christmas Carol” is mostly characterized by a _____ style.

a) confusing... compassionate
b) disappointed... jovial
c) stoic... warm
d) engaged... independent
3.1.6
Combining Sentences
9. Which of these most effectively combines the ideas into one sentence?

2.2.5
Rules for Revision
8. If Diego wants to learn more about real-life instances of out-of-body experiences, which of these would be best to use?

a) thesaurus

b) encyclopedia

c) dictionary

d) style handbook
3.1.8
Adding Supporting Details
10. Which of these sentences most clearly and effectively adds supporting details to the sentence?
1.2.5
Drawing Conclusions
4. With which statement would the character Fred from “A Christmas Carol" most likely agree?

a) Scrooge is a really nasty person deep down inside.

b) There's a bit of good hidden in everyone.

c) Life is pointless and laughter is a waste of time.

d) Family members are less important than marriage.
1.3.5
Analyzing Themes
5. Which of these statements best expresses a theme of the third stave of "A Christmas Carol?"

a) Holiday cheer is ubiquitous
b) Seasonal spirit is overrated
c) Christmas joy is unwarranted
d) Glad tidings are misanthropic
2.2.2
Organizing and Revising Texts
It was a long night, if it were only a night. But Scrooge had his doubts of this, because the Christmas Holidays appeared to be condensed into the space of time they passed together. It was strange, too, that while Scrooge remained unaltered in his outward form, the Ghost grew older, clearly older.

a) before sentence 1 b) before sentence 2
c) before sentence 3 d) after sentence 3
2.2.3
Revising for Effectiveness
7. Read the darkened sentence below. Then choose the most clear and effective revision of the sentence.
6. This sentence is misplaced. Where should it be moved?
"My life upon this globe, is very brief,'' replied the Ghost.
"It ends to-night.''
a)
"My life, upon this globe, is very brief,'' replied the Ghost.

b)
"My life upon this globe is very brief,'' replied the Ghost.

c)
"My life upon this, globe, is very brief," replied the Ghost.

d)
Best as it is.
The Ghost of Christmas Present was a giant.
The Ghost took Scrooge to Fred's house.
The Ghost was jovial.
a) The Ghost of Christmas Present, a jovial giant, took Scrooge to Fred's house.

b) The jovial Ghost, of Christmas Present, a giant, took Scrooge to Fred's house.

c) A jovial giant, the Ghost of Christmas Present, taking Scrooge to Fred's house.

d) The giant was jovial, the Ghost of Christmas Present, and took Fred.
The bells started ringing and Scrooge remembered what Jacob had said as the final ghost appeared.
a) Ringing the bells, Scrooge thought of old Jacob Marley and the horrible prediction that had been foretold unto him, which -- in turn -- caused him to tremble with fear at the sight of the mysterious and enshrouded Phantom that now stood before him.

b) The ringing chimes reminded Scrooge that there was still one final haunting to ensue; that of a hooded Phantom, which now arrived, to Scrooge's sight as he cried.

c) As the last stroke ceased to vibrate, he remembered the prediction of old Jacob Marley, and lifting up his eyes, beheld a solemn Phantom, draped and hooded, coming, like a mist along the ground, towards him.

d) Best as it is.
Scrooge had observed this change, but never spoke of it, until he noticed that its hair was grey.
Warm-Up:
1.2.1
Analyzing Plot, Characters, and Setting
12. Which word best describes Scrooge on Christmas morning?

a) disbelieving
b) miserly
c) stingy
d) ecstatic
1.1.3
Summarizing and Main Ideas
11. The main idea of this passage is that:


a) Scrooge was not accustomed to shaving
b) Scrooge could care less about his appearance
c) Scrooge was overcome with joy and giddiness
d) Scrooge was not careful when he cut himself

Shaving was not an easy task, for his hand continued to shake very much; and shaving requires attention, even when you don't dance while you are at it. But if he had cut the end of his nose off, he would have put a piece of sticking-plaister over it, and been quite satisfied.
1.2.4
Comparing and Contrasting
13. While Scrooge's attitude towards the solicitors on Christmas Eve was characterized by a ______ style, his attitude to the same men on Christmas day exhibited a _____ style.

a) confused... compassionate
b) dismissive... jovial
c) apologetic... warm
d) cold... dispassionate
1.2.5
Drawing Conclusions
14. With which statement would the two solicitors from “A Christmas Carol" most likely agree?

a) Scrooge must have gone insane overnight.

b) We must have caught him at a bad time yesterday.

c) It's good to see that Scrooge has finally come around.

d) Miracles are incredible and unpredictable things.
1.3.5
Analyzing Themes
15. Which of these statements best expresses a theme of this street scene in stave five of "A Christmas Carol?"

a) It's amazing what a haunting can do
b) No one is really alone on the holidays
c) It's never too late to change your ways
d) Christmas is a time worth celebrating
2.2.2
Organizing and Revising Texts
"Why bless my soul!" cried Fred, "who's that?"

"It's I. I have come to dinner. Will you let me in, Fred?"

a) after sentence 1 b) after sentence 2
c) after sentence 3 d) after sentence 4
2.2.3
Revising for Effectiveness
17. Read the darkened sentence below. Then choose the most clear and effective revision of the sentence.
16. This sentence is misplaced. Where should it be moved?
"Fred!" cried Scrooge.

Dear heart alive, how his niece by marriage started!
Scrooge had forgotten, for the moment, about her sitting in the corner with the footstool, or he wouldn't have done it, on any account.
a) Scrooge's niece by marriage started to say something.
b) Scrooge's niece had the dearest heart of the living.
c) Man, Scrooge really startled his nephew's wife!
d) The niece was easy to forget even if she was alive.
Your uncle Scrooge.
1
2
3
4
3.1.6
Combining Sentences
20. Which of these most effectively combines the ideas into one sentence?

2.2.5
Rules for Revision
19. Ray found the information below in a language handbook. “Avoid using the passive voice.” According to this information, which sentence should be revised?

a) Scrooge decided to play a trick on Bob Cratchit.

b) Thanks to the man's help, Tiny Tim did NOT die.

c) A raise was given to Bob by his boss.

d) Tiny Tim said "God bless us, everyone!"
Scrooge learned to live for the moment.
The ghosts showed Scrooge the error of his ways.
Scrooge changed his life for the better.
a) Scrooge learned to live for the moment and he changed his life for the better and the ghosts showed Scrooge the error of his ways.

b) Scrooge learned to live for the moment and he changed his life for the better, and the ghosts showed him his error.

c) Showing Scrooge the error of his ways, the ghosts changed Scrooge for the better and he lived for the moment.

d) After the ghosts showed him the error of his ways, Scrooge changed for the better and started living for the moment.
3.1.8
Adding Supporting Details
18. Which of these sentences most clearly and effectively adds supporting details to the sentence?
a) Scrooge sampled some pancakes from IHOP and his heart softened.

b) After trying some pancakes from IHOP, Scrooge becoming kind.

c) Since IHOP's pancakes were so delicious, Scrooge was kind to people.

d) Best as it is.
Scrooge became kind after pancakes.
(translation: "old long since"
a.k.a. "for old time's sake")
What NUMBER GRADE (not letter!) do you believe you currently have in this class?

Why do you think that this is your grade?
This is the most popular New Year's Eve song in history.
The song you are about to hear is titled:
Should old acquaintance be forgot,
And never brought to mind?
Should old acquaintance be forgot,
And days of old long past.

For old long past.
For old long past.
Should old acquaintance be forgot
And days of old long past

We two have run about the hills
And pulled the flowers fine;
We've wandered many a weary foot
Since old long past.

We two have paddled in the brook,
From morning sun till dinner,
But seas between have roared and swelled
Since old long past.

For old long past.
For old long past.
The seas between have roared and swelled
Since old long past.

And there is a hand, my trusty friend!
And give me a hand of yours!
And we will take a right good-will drink,
For old long past.
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And days o' auld lang syne.

For auld lang syne,
For auld lang syne,
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And days o' auld lang syne.

We twa hae run about the braes
And pu'd the gowans fine;
But we've wander'd mony a weary foot
Sin auld lang syne.

We twa hae sport'd i' the burn,
Frae mornin' sun till dine;
But seas between us hae roar'd an sw'lld
Sin auld lang syne.

For auld lang syne
For auld lang syne
The seas between us hae roar'd and sw'lld
Sin auld lang syne.

And there's a hand, my trusty fiere!
And gie's a hand o' thine!
And we'll tak a cup o' kindness yet,
For auld lang syne.
original Scottish poem (1788)
modern translation
New Year's Resolutions
0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100
(part 1 of 3)
Robert Burns
Underneath your grade prediction warm-up, write your interpretation of what you believe this song is saying. Why is this song played on New Years Eve?
Warm-Up:
(part 2 of 3)
Warm-Up:
Robert Burns' "Auld Lang Syne" is a poem all about the memories of the past and celebrating the joy of yesterday while looking forward to the promise of tomorrow no matter what may come your way.
New Year's Resolutions
(part 3 of 3)
Now that you know your current grade:
What is YOUR "New Year's Resolution" for this class? And how do you plan on accomplishing that goal?

(Write your thoughts down under your warm-up)
Today's Warm-Up is THREE reflection questions. You must write your answers in complete sentences.

Please number a blank sheet of paper from 1 to 3.

Be sure to skip a few lines between each number

(You will see the questions in just a moment).
Warm-Up:
"A Christmas Carol" Stave 4 Quiz
Please number from 1-20 underneath your warm-up.
1.2.1
Analyzing Plot, Characters, and Setting
2. Which word best describes the setting of Old Joe's beetling shop?

a) resplendent
b) opulent
c) unhealthy
d) irritating
1.1.3
Summarizing and Main Ideas
1. Which word best describes The Ghost of Christmas Future?

a) ominous
b) ensnared
c) generous
d) curious
1.2.4
Comparing and Contrasting
3. While Bob Cratchit's situation was mostly characterized by a ______ style, Old Joe's station in life is mainly characterized by a _____ style.

a) disheartening... hopefull
b) victimized... predatory
c) enthusiastic... unhappy
d) disgusting... opportunistic
3.1.6
Combining Sentences
9. Which of these most effectively combines the ideas into one sentence?

2.2.5
Rules for Revision
8. If Simeon wants to learn synonymns for the word "phantom," which of these would be best to use?

a) thesaurus

b) encyclopedia

c) dictionary

d) style handbook
3.1.8
Adding Supporting Details
10. Which of these sentences most clearly and effectively adds supporting details to the sentence?
1.2.5
Drawing Conclusions
4. With which statement would the character Old Joe “A Christmas Carol" most likely agree?

a) Finders keepers, losers weepers.

b) Always give your best effort in life.

c) Cheaters never prosper.

d) Money can't buy happiness.
1.3.5
Analyzing Themes
5. Which of these statements best expresses a theme of the fourth stave of "A Christmas Carol?"

a) Monetary wealth is significant
b) You can't take it with you when you go
c) No one can avoid the grim reaper
d) Make the most of the time you have
2.2.2
Organizing and Revising Texts
Scrooge was at first inclined to be surprised that the Spirit should attach importance to conversations apparently so trivial; but feeling assured that they must have some hidden purpose, he set himself to consider what it was likely to be. They could scarcely be supposed to have any bearing on the death of Jacob, his old partner, for that was Past, and this Ghost's province was the Future. But nothing doubting that to whomsoever they applied they had some latent moral for his own improvement, he resolved to treasure up every word he heard, and everything he saw; and especially to observe the shadow of himself when it appeared.

a) before sentence 1 b) before sentence 2
c) before sentence 3 d) after sentence 3
2.2.3
Revising for Effectiveness
7. Read the darkened sentence below. Then choose the most clear and effective revision of the sentence.
6. This sentence is misplaced. Where should it be moved?
"Well!'' said the first.
"Old Scratch has got his own at last, hey?''
a)
"Old Scratch is his only friend, don't you agree?"

b)
"The last time we talked was about Old Scratch, right?"

c)
"
Old Scratch finally kicked the bucket, didn't he?"

d)
Best as it is.
The Ghost of Christmas Future was a phantom.
The Ghost took Scrooge to Old Joe's.
The Ghost was ominous.
a) The ominous phantom, of Christmas Future, took Scrooge to Old Joe's.

b) An ominous phantom, the Ghost of Christmas Future, taking Scrooge to Old Joe's.

c) The phantom was ominous, the Ghost of Christmas Future, and took Scrooge.

d) The Ghost of Christmas Future, an ominous phantom, took Scrooge to Old Joe's.
Scrooge couldn't wait to see his future self and he knew that seeing himself would answer his questions.
a) Scrooge had an expectation that the conduct of his future self would give him the clue he missed, and would render the solution of these riddles easy.

b) Seeing himself in the future, would be good, Scrooge thought, and so he was looking forward to spotting a glimpse of the shadow of his future self.

c) In order to learn from his future, Scrooge saw himself and by doing so he was able to discover all of the evil things that had happened to him in his life.

d) Best as it is.
Nor could he think of any one immediately connected with himself, to whom he could apply them.
Bellwork for Thursday, December 3, 2015

From the comparison chart that you completed yesterday, give an example of each of the following from the "then" category: clothing, education, transportation, music, foods.
Which of these do you think has changed the most from the 1800's to today? Why?
Bellwork for Friday, December 4, 2015
Interpretation:

1) What do Scrooge's favorite expression (?), his response to the Thin Man and the Portly Man's request for charity, and his response to Cratchit's request for Christmas Day off, reveal about his feelings about Christmas?
2) How do the scenes of Scrooge's past reveal a change in him from then until the present?
In your journal, on a new page dated 12/8, respond to the following:
Bellwork for Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Respond to the following:
Through Spirit One, Scrooge is given an opportunity to relive his life. Through Spirit Two, Scrooge is able to witness his acquaintances as they talk about him. Would you like this opportunity? Explain!
Bellwork for Thursday,
December 10, 2015
If we learn anything from Scrooge's experience
with the Spirits, we now understand it is important to 'keep Christmas well' throughout the year. Explain how you will keep the Christmas spirit alive throughout the year, and refer to the story in your reponse.

Do you think this will be a difficult thing to do? Why or why not?
Themes:
1. Prizing wealth over relationships has consequences.
2. Sympathy for those hurting or in need is

important.
3. People can change over time if they choose to.
4. Family can provide warmth, joy and happiness, and personal riches.
5. Your actions can affect the future for yourself and those around you.
6. Money can't buy you happiness.
7. Christmas is a time of giving, sharing, and family togetherness, and appreciation for what we have rather than what we will receive.
Theme Project:

1. Choose a scene that supports the theme and main idea assigned to your group.
2. Re-write the portion of the scene that best illustrates your theme, then add to it to provide background and closing and to further emphasize your theme.
3. Present the scene to the class as a script reading.

Format:
Top of Page - Theme and Main Idea
Title of Scene
Names of all contributors
Script
Full transcript