Find lesson plans to help your teenage students understand the works of Charles Dickens.

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In this lesson students read an extract from 'A Christmas Carol' and examine the characters in the text. They then discuss the theme of...

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This lesson encourages learners to speculate about a passage from A Tale of Two Cities, and later use that speculation to generate their...

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This lesson encourages learners to think about their own stylistic choices, after reading an extract from Dickens' Bleak House.

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This lesson is for high intermediate level students and above. It involves reading an extract from Dickens' work for gist and then...

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This Heroes and Villains film explores the relationship between the writer and the city he lived in.

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This lesson enables learners to practise skills of reading for gist, reading for detail, and understanding meaning from context. They...

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In this lesson students focus on reading and understanding dialogue in an extract from Great Expectations. There is also a chance for...

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In this lesson students learn about divorce law through a jigsaw reading activity and then give a short presentation on an aspect of it...

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In this lesson students take part in a visualisation activity before reading, listening to and discussing passages from Dickens' work....

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This lesson for high intermediate level students and above illustrates the relevance of Dickens in today's economic climate. It involves...

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Has dealing with bureaucracy ever been a simple process? In this lesson students read Dickens' humorous account of officialdom then they...

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Little Nell is a character from The Old Curiosity Shop

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Miss Havisham was one of the main characters in Great Expectations, and is the first in our series of Heroes and Villains.

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Nicholas Nickleby was Dickens' third novel - centred on the life of a young man supporting his family. 

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Oliver Twist is the orphan in the novel of the same name - and one of Dickens' most famous creations.

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In this lesson students read about crime and punishment then discuss their opinions in a debate on the death penalty.

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Ebenezer Scrooge is the main character in A Christmas Carol, and perhaps Dickens' most famous creation.

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Bill Sikes was very much a villain, from the novel Oliver Twist.

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In this lesson students listen to an extract from Dickens' work, do a vocabulary matching task, take part in a discussion based on the...

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Uriah Heap is a character from David Copperfield.