by Charles Dickens

1843

Welcome to the parent guide for this text! Read below to find out about what your child is reading in class and how you can support him/her at home.

This week in class, we’re reading "Excerpt from 'A Christmas Carol': The Second of the Three Spirits" by Charles Dickens.

In one of Dickens' best known works, A Christmas Carol, a greedy old miser named Ebenezer Scrooge is visited in the night by the ghost of his old business partner, Jacob Marley, who warns that he must change his selfish ways before it is too late. In this excerpt, the third chapter of the book, Scrooge meets the second of three spirits: the gregarious Ghost of Christmas Present. 

As we read, we will be discussing the theme of Identity as it relates to the text. We are trying to answer this big question :

"Can you change your identity?"

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