Great Expectations, by Charles Dickens Lit Link Grades 7-8
- Author : Gadd, Terry
1. The student will read, comprehend, and hopefully appreciate a Victorian novel, Great Expectations, by Charles Dickens.
2. The student will research life in Victorian England.
3. The student will be actively engaged in writing about and in discussing the novel.
OVERVIEW OF THE UNIT
This unit tries to be as comprehensive as possible, in order to allow you to make choices. There are many activities suggested. Anyone attempting to use all of them will spend more than three months on this unit alone. Feel free to choose activities which suit your students needs.
After an introduction to the author and his works, this unit breaks down Great Expectations by chapter groupings. Each grouping contains a brief summary of the chapters which includes suggestions for teaching those chapters, followed by a list of student activities and a chapter quiz. The quiz is designed to show if students have read and understood the chapters; it is not intended to test higher level thinking skills. At the end of the unit are suggestions for writing and oral presentations.