To accompany the A Christmas Carol graphic vels from Classical Comics and to help with their application in the classroom, this book is spiral-bound, making the pages easy to photocopy. Written by a teacher, for teachers, helping to engage and involve students in the vel. Suitable for teaching ages 10-17, this book provides exercises that cover structure, understanding and character as well as key words, themes and literary techniques. Tasks focus on the use of language and comprehension, there are also many cross-curriculum topics, covering areas within history, ICT, drama, reading, speaking, writing and art. An extensive Educational Links section provides further study opportunities. Devised to encompass a broad range of skill levels, this book provides many opportunities for differentiated teaching and the tailoring of lessons to meet individual needs. This resource can be used alongside the Classical Comics adaptation of A Christmas Carol as well as any traditional text. In fact, many of the activities can stand on their own as introductions to the world of Charles Dickens.
Ian McNeilly has taught English in a variety of secondary schools and sixth forms both in the UK and overseas. He currently teaches part-time at Brantwood School in Sheffield. Ian, who holds a Masters degree in Literature Studies, has been Head of Department and an examiner for Cambridge International Examinations. His other role as Director for the National Association for the Teaching of English (NATE) - the professional body for all those working in English education - ensures his involvement with curriculum developments and you might read Ian's comments on education matters in the national press.