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"A Christmas Carol" Play and Art Activity

Julie Connor, EdD
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(325)
Learners (ages 8-12) enjoy holiday acting fun as they read aloud "A Christmas Carol," a play inspired Charles Dickens. Children will dramatize the roles of Scrooge and the cast of this holiday classic and make a Christmas tree mobile.

Class experience

1.  Learners will correctly identify the title of the play, "A Christmas Carol," a holiday play.
2.  Learners will compare similarities and differences between a "play" and "story."
3.  Learners will identify the lines spoken by different characters in the play.
4.  Learners will correctly pronounce these vocabulary words:  bookkeeper, carol, character, cheerful, delighted, expect, fortunate, grateful, greedy, instantly, role model, selfish, tombstone
5.  Learners will use vocal variety and expression as they read aloud parts of the play, "A Christmas Carol."
6.  Learners will define "gratitude" and discuss people, things, and experiences that make them feel "grateful."
7.  Learners will use craft materials to create a HOLIDAY MOBILE.
As a children's plays author and director, I provide learners with many interactive opportunities to practice their acting and oral reading skills.  I am an engaging and interactive teacher who encourages discussion, provides oral reading support, and offers positive feedback as learners practice and master new skills.  I incorporate the creative arts into instructional experiences to teach new concepts.  

My doctoral degree is in education. My teaching certifications include elementary education (K-8) as well as secondary (grades 7-12) communication arts, English, speech and theater, and science education. I have more than 30 years of teaching experience in traditional and online classrooms.  

As a TED speaker, seasoned teacher, school assembly presenter, and teen mental health consultant, I help youth and adults communicate about tough topics like mental health awareness, bullying, and conflict resolution at school assemblies and conferences throughout the country.  I am the author of a personal goal-setting book, Dreams to Action Trailblazer's Guide.  Visit to learn more.

As an Outschool teacher, my other classes include:
Conversation & Communication for Ages 6-9
12 Days of Christmas: Sing-A-Long and Move  (Ages 6-10)
"The Gratitude Tree:" A Giving Thanks Story and Art Activity  (Ages 8-12)
"A Christmas Carol:"  A Play and Art Activity (Ages 8-12)

Public Speaking for Ages 10-14
Public Speaking for Ages 14-18
Create an Awesome OUTLINE for a Speech, Presentation, or Report  (Ages 11-16)
Successful Teens: Create SMART Personal Goals  (Ages 13-18)
Public Speaking - Private Tutoring with a TED Speaker  (All Ages)

Please contact me if you would like to know more information about this class or my other Outschool classes.

Dr. Julie Connor, Ed.D.
Outschool Teacher / Public Speaking Coach / TED & School Assembly Speaker
Homework Offered
Assessments Offered
Class discussion, thumbs up / thumbs down, guided practice to check for understanding, independent oral reading, positive feedback from the teacher
Grades Offered
 4 files available upon enrollment
ART SUPPLIES for completing the HOLIDAY MOBILE include: 1. large paper plate 2. markers, paint, crayons, or colored pencils 3. scissors 4. pencil 5. paper "ornaments“ pattern (see attachment to this email) 6. white or colored paper 7. yarn or string 8. paper puncher or hole puncher (optional) OR tape Learners can use green paint on both sides of a white paper plate and allow it to dry before class. Learners can also use glitter, stickers, a glue stick, and other art supplies to create the mobile.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
"A Christmas Carol" is a classic holiday novella by Charles Dickens and adapted for children by Dr. Julie Connor, Ed.D. (the teacher of this Outschool class).  The Christmas content in this class will remain secular in focus. This play focuses on gratitude and giving thanks to and for people, things, and experiences that make us feel happy and grateful.

Parental guidance is required for the use of scissors for cutting while completing this holiday art activity.
"A Christmas Carol" a play for ages 8-12 (adaptation of Charles Dickens's classic novella by Dr. Julie Connor, Ed.D.)
"A Christmas Carol" PowerPoint presentation

To complete the art activity, a HOLIDAY MOBILE, learners must be able to:
* use scissors to cut shapes from an ORNAMENT PATTERN (see attached PDF; please download the pattern.  Your child can print or trace the ornaments on paper or cardstock before class).
* form a circle with yarn or string to tie paper ornaments to the mobile.
* use markers, crayons, or colored pencils to decorate paper ornaments. 
Learners may also use glitter, stickers, and other craft materials to decorate their holiday mobiles.

Meet the teacher

Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(325)
My name is Dr. Julie Connor and I help children and teens write and speak in front of others with confidence. 

Students practice conversation and public speaking skills with an encouraging, enthusiastic teacher.  They will learn writing skills to... 
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per class
Meets once
50 min

Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(10)
Completed by 24 learners
Live video meetings
Ages 8-12
3-10 learners per class

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