A Christmas Carol

Condensed Classics

“ ‘Classic.’ A book which people praise and don’t read.”

Mark Twain

Humor aside, Twain makes an excellent point.  And yet, I contend that there is value in looking at some of these classics.

The first classic that we will look at is A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.

For the sake of instruction, I have chosen only a few snippets from the text to examine – hence the name Condensed Classics.

Your task is to download and print the PDF.  You will need a pen for this activity.  Your first task will be to strike out any and all unnecessary language in the text.  Your second task will be to underline the good stuff.  It is important to be able to discern what makes for good writing.

Be sure to compare your answers to mine.

So click on the button below to download the PDF.