Scrooge's Annotated Scrapbook
In A Christmas Carol, we are following Scrooge’s supernatural experience and gradual change of heart. As you continue in your reading, “become” Scrooge and start keeping a scrapbook/journal of your experiences with the Ghost of Christmas Past and the memories that you visit.
The final scrapbook will be at least 15 pages in length. It will contain at least nine writing samples. Two of the journal entries should be in Scrooge’s voice that tells about how it felt to be in one of his memories or how it felt to see an old friend/acquaintance, one for Ghost of the Past and the other for the Ghost of the present. Three of the writing samples will be a letter from another character in the story to Scrooge or one of the characters that Scrooge sees in his memory. Two writing samples will a newspaper article (maybe a feature on Scrooge, an obituary for Marley, an article about Scrooge’s business, an editorial dealing with helping the poor, news report of rumored ghost sightings, etc.) The final writing samples can either be more journal entries from Scrooge, letters written to Scrooge, more newspaper articles, a short biography of Scrooge, etc.) Be creative and have fun with this part.
You will be free to choose what else to include on the other pages. Some examples are: pictures of characters or settings, a drawing of what the spirit looked like, some of Scrooge’s old schoolwork or work at Fezziwig’s, excerpts from Scrooge’s favorite childhood books, etc.
After you have composed and created all of the material to be included in your scrapbook, you will be annotating each entry; explaining why each is significant enough to you (Scrooge) to include in your scrapbook.
Be Creative and Have fun with this. It’s your scrapbook.