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Monday, November 18, 2013

Writing: Biography of Dickens


We are about to embark on our annual teaching of Dickens and Drama in all my English classes.  This is when students learn about the author, Charles Dickens, and read a dramatization of Charles Dickens' novel, A Christmas Carol. Not to mention, they will also be studying drama terminology.  We have added a lesson option to our Teaching Dickens and Drama page, which guides students through the process of writing a short biography of Dickens.  The full lesson can also be found on The Writing Whisperer.  Check it out and let us know what you think here at The Things You Can Read or The Writing Whisperer.
Download Plan Sheet: Click Here

Dickens Quotes Link

Resource for teaching Dickens: Click Here

Each of the categories from the plan sheet will be developed into three to four sentences, with the help of transitions, the end result will be a fluid paragraph.

The Quote(s) will be used to start and/or end your paragraph.

Sample Opening Sentence using a Dickens quote:

Charles Dickens wrote, “Suffering has been stronger than all other teaching, and has taught me to understand what your heart used to be. I have been bent and broken, but - I hope - into a better shape.” these words fully describe Charles Dickens transformation from a poor English boy working in a shoe polish factory to a wealthy, respected, writer touring the world. Charles Dickens was born...

Sample Closing Sentence using a Dickens quote:

Charles Dickens' life was filled with joy and sorrow, however, he never lost sight of the fact that, “There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor.”-Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol

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