We may know a few things about the works of Charles Dickens. However, it is always interesting to learn new things about our favorite authors themselves. These free resources for studying Charles Dickens & his works are great for that.
We are most likely familiar with his famous works like Great Expectations, A Tale of Two Cities, Oliver Twist, and my favorite one, A Christmas Carol.
Isn’t it amazing to write a piece of work where people all around the world celebrate your literature every year (A Christmas Carol in December)? Then, your other work is studied in almost every classroom and homeschool for years on end since the 1800s?
Dickens also worked as a journalist and wrote numerous works on political and social issues. Here are some of his most notable works:
- Bleak House
- David Copperfield
- Great Expectations
- Oliver Twist
- Dombey and Son
- A Tale of Two Cities
- Little Dorrit
- A Christmas Carol
- The Mystery of Edwin Drood
- Hard Times
But there are plenty more.
Want to learn a bit more about one of the best authors of the 1800s? Here goes:
-Here’s some encouragement for those of us with trials. Charles Dicken’s dad went to jail when he was 12 for “bad debts,” so he had to leave school early and get a job at s boot polish factory.
-He called himself Boz in 1833 when he published some short stories and his sketches for a newspaper.
-Charles Dickens has appeared on the British 10 dollar note.
-Ever heard of the phrase, “what the dickens”? It was first mentioned in Shakespeare’s The Merry Wives of Windsor. This phrase meant something about the devil – and that is why he often used a pseudonym like Boz.
-Most of the Dicken’s novels were written in installments (monthly, weekly, etc.) to be distributed on a subscription basis or in magazines.
-He believed in ghosts and was even a part of a Ghost Club.
-In 1865, Dickens was in a train that was derailed while crossing a bridge. His car was actually left dangling off the side of the bridge. He was also believed to have fought to save passengers.
-OK, last one. The Oxford English Dictionary has claimed that Charles Dickens was the first to use the following words:
- fairy story
Charles Dickens was definitely one of the greats. Learn more about him and his works in the resources below.
Check out these free resources for studying Charles Dickens & his works:
Free Resources for Studying Charles Dickens
Charles Dickens FREE Fact Card | Biography
Charles Dickens Biography | Charles-Dickens.org
FREE Charles Dickens Facts & Worksheets | KidsKonnect
18 Facts About Charles Dickens | Mental Floss
Charles Dickens Facts for Kids | Kids.Kiddle
Info – Charles Dickens | Wiki.Kidzsearch
Biography of Charles Dickens, English Novelist | ThoughtCo.
Charles Dickens Information FREE Sheet | iSLCOLLECTIVE
75 Beautiful Charles Dickens Quotes About Life and Happiness | Christian Quotes
Charles Dickens FREE Fact Cards Download | Teaching Ideas
Let’s Study Charles Dickens & Victorian England | Captivating Compass
Charles Dickens FREE Unit Study | Peanut Butter Fish Lessons
Charles Dickens Bookmarks (FREE!) | Class Act Press
Video about Charles Dickens
LITERATURE – Charles Dickens (Video) | The School of Life
7 Curious Facts About Charles Dickens | Writer’s Relief
Charles Dickens – Short Biography – Free Short Stories Video | Free Short Stories
Free Resources for Studying Charles Dickens’ Works
FREE Comprehension Oliver Twist Worksheet | K12Reader
Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens FREE Downloadable eBook | Project Gutenberg
12 Coloring Pages – Oliver Twist | Colouring-Pages
Oliver Twist FREE Character Quotation Worksheets | Progressay
FREE Oliver Twist Reading Journal | edHelper.com
Oliver Twist FREE Worksheets | ESLPrintables
A Christmas Carol
FREE A Christmas Carol Pack | 3 Dinosaurs
Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol ~ Lesson Ideas | Teach Beside Me
FREE A Christmas Carol Notebooking Page | Homeschool Helper Online
Handout A Christmas Carol (FREE) by Charles Dickens | Student Handouts
FREE 1-Page A Christmas Carol Game | Moms and Munchkins
A Christmas Carol Unit Study | Life Beyond the Lesson Plan
A Christmas Carol Novel Study Quiz and Self-Grading Google Forms Link! | A – PLUS Literature Guides
A Christmas Carol FREE Unit Study | Mom for All Seasons
Complete Unit Plan for Charles Dickens’ Holiday Classic, “A Christmas Carol” | English Gamechangers
Character Analysis for Any Text: A Christmas Carol Themed Activity | The Literary Maven
Unit Study of A Christmas Carol Book | Everyday graces Homeschool
FREE Great Expectations Lesson Plan | Pixton
FREE PDF Great Expectations by Charles Dickens | Literature Project
Great Expectations FREE Plot Chart Analyzer (by Dickens) – Freytag’s Pyramid | Created for Learning
FREE Pursuit of a Goal – Great Expectations (Unit Handout) | Alexander Davidson
Puzzle Pack FREE Sampler Great Expectations | Teacher’s Pet Publications
A Tale of Two Cities
A Tale of Two Cities FREE Worksheets and Literature Unit | edHelper.com
FREE Handout A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens | Student Handouts
A Tale of Two Cities Video Game DEMO | Candace Horner
Jeannette is a wife, mother and homeschooling mom. She has been mightily, saved by grace and is grateful for God’s sovereignty throughout her life’s journey. She has a Bachelor in English Education and her MBA. Jeannette is bi-lingual and currently lives in the Tongan Islands of the South Pacific. She posts daily freebies for homeschoolers!
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