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Becoming Scrooge: A Christmas Carol


“It was always said of him that he knew how to keep Christmas well, if any man alive possessed the knowledge. 609 more words

Fiction Isn't Lying . . . Until It Is

Some Christians, apparently, don’t think it’s OK to read fiction because fiction is all about made up characters, places, and events. In other words, it’s all lies. 845 more words


Considering context

An important part of English is understanding when something was produced and how that might have affected the messages within it, the plot, the characterisation and a whole range of other elements in a text. 200 more words

Obscure Victorian Gothic Lit (How's that for Click-bait?)

Think of the Victorian Gothic. Images of dismal gloom, the inexplicably supernatural, and the fantastically picturesque probably come to mind. Ghosts and vampires–all that shit–abound within the genre, and it is described by many as the literature of excess. 1,992 more words


A Christmas Carol

We did a ‘silent discussion’ on this extract from A Christmas Carol. Really, we wanted to explore Dickens imagery, so I encouraged pupils to draw pictures as well as write notes, observations etc. 

For Pupils

A Christmas Carol

We looked at various elements of the novel: themes, characters, pivotal moments, motifs, social and historical context, settings/places. Students like to engage with the ideas of others and using poster paper enables large scale interaction. 186 more words


A Christmas Carol

Taking some liberties with the letter X and using the book A Christmas (Xmas) Carol for the letter X in the A to Z challenge. There are some letters that are very difficult to blog about, Q, X & Z being the chief ones for me. 485 more words

A To Z Blogging Challenge