The Honest Tradesman: Dickens and the Great Reveal

Unit 8: Literary: Analysis of Plot and Character Development in A Tale of Two Cities
Lesson 9 of 11

Objective: SWBAT use context clues to determine what archaic phrases or words mean in the context of A Tale of Two Cities by working with small groups to determine what Jerry Cruncher gets up to at night.

Big Idea: The first of the great reveals in A Tale of Two Cities comes in Book 2 Chapter 14. Helping students to see how Dickens uses his words to make this reveal is an important step towards discovering other great reveals later in the text.

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