A CHRISTMAS CAROL Lesson 7: Stave 2 Lesson Objectives At the end of this lesson we will have described the first ghost, and discussed its’ impact on Scrooge. Discussing last lessons homework Last lesson, you were asked to write a letter to the director of the film version of A Christmas Carol. Volunteers to share? Recapping last lesson What has our study of small sections from the film versus the text taught us about: How a writer’s choice of vocabulary helps the reader understand key ideas in a text, such as plot or the portrayal of characters? The strengths and weaknesses between a written text and a film? Predictions for the next stave What information has Dickens’ given to us about what will happen in the next stave? What predictions do you have, regarding what will happen to Scrooge in the next stave? Whole class reading Follow along, as we start to read a section of Stave 2. (page 23 - 26) Questions to Consider At the start of the stave how does Scrooge feel about the events of the previous night? What sort of words are used to describe the Ghost of Christmas Past? Sketch an image of the ghost, using this description. Questions to consider What do you suppose the Ghost of Christmas Past will show Scrooge? What purpose will looking at Scrooge’s past serve? Whole class reading Continue following along as the teacher reads the next section of Stave Two (page 26 – 29). Questions to consider Where do they go? What is Scrooge’s first reaction? Who do they encounter? How does Scrooge feel about the people he encounters? Who is the ‘solitary child’? What is he doing? Plotting the Changes In Scrooge How has Scrooge changed?? For your assessment piece, you will be asked to discuss how the four ghosts help to change Scrooge. We will track his progress in point form, as a class. Please see Smart File, entitled ‘Plotting Changes in Scrooge’.