Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

Teach your student how to not be a Christmas Scrooge with Charles Dickens Classic tale A Christmas Carol. There have been so many movies and book adaptations made to this classic tale over the year, you will be able to consider which one will be the most fitting for your family.

If you have never read the story yourself, here is a short summary of the book.

A Christmas Carol Summary

A mean-spirited, miserly old man named Ebenezer Scrooge is alone and lonely after his long time work partner, Jacob Marley passed away. On Christmas Eve Marley, now a ghost pays Scrooge a visit to warn him to turn his life around before it’s too late. When Scrooge goes to bed that night and the next two nights he is visited by 3 spirits, the spirits of the past, present and future. Each take him on an adventure and allow him to see a part of himself that he needs to change. The story ends with Scrooge awaking on Christmas morning and realizing he has been given a second chance.

Christmas Carol

There are so many takes on this classic book. You can read any version but here are a few that I found and liked that are read aloud on YouTube.



If you want to listen to the full Audio Book you can check it out here, it’s 3 hours, so perfect for a quick road trip.

If you don’t mind reading from your phone or tablet, you can read the entire classic book here. 

If you are someone that likes to have book in hand, of course you can grab it from your library- or let the post office fairy deliver it to your front door. I have included some of the recent movies made as well.

Today’s Grab and Go Lessons are geared more for the upper elementary student because it’s focus is on literature and there is more writing involved today then in previous lessons.

Reading and Story Maps

After you have either read the short or full version of the Christmas Carol have your student fill out the Graphic Organizer for the story.

Christmas Carol graphic organizer

Once that is complete have your student dig into the characters by having them describe each of these five characters in the story.

Christmas Carol Character Analysis

It is always good for your student to think about how characters change throughout the story. This venn diagram will have them thinking about how scrooge change from the beginning of the story to the end.

 Christmas Carol Venn Diagram

Have your student take on a writing assignment by asking them to write about what Christmas with Scrooge will look like in a year.

Christmas Carol Writing

Take the unit one step further by having your student fill out this graphic organizer about how each of the Christmas spirits changed scrooge throughout the story.

Grab your printables below!


This Grab and Go lesson is part of the 12 Days of Homeschooling during the Holidays. You can check out the rest of the series and be part of the awesome giveaway going on.

12 Days of Holiday Lessons

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