Charles Dickens di Elisa Armellino


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AIMS

The aim of this unit is to offer several suggestions and indications on how to present Charles Dickens as one of the most popular authors of English literature to a class.

The topics discussed should be used as points of departure to develop a further analysis of the authorís life, works, historical background and main themes.

RECEIVERS

Teachers and educators; students at the first year of secondary high school.

OBJECTIVES

- to sketch the figure of Charles Dickens by offering information about his life and his literary achievements

- to provide a bibliography of his works for further readings

- to place the author in his historical context

- to make students read some extracts from two chosen texts by Charles Dickens

- to suggest post-reading activities

- to give a final assessment for teachers
 

  1. CHRONOLOGY
  2. LIFE
  3. MAIN THEMES AND FEATURES
  4. WORKS
  5. EXTRACT: Hard Times
  6. ACTIVITIES ON THE EXTRACT "Hard Times"
  7. EXTRACT: Christmas Carol
  8. ACTIVITIES: "Christmas Carol"
  9. EXTRACT: Bleak House
  10. ACTIVITIES ON THE EXTRACT: "Bleak House"
  11. EXTRACT: Oliver Twist
  12. ACTIVITIES ON THE EXTRACT: "Oliver Twist"
  13. THE HISTORICAL BACKGROUND
  14. FINAL ASSESSMENT
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