• Charles Dickens

    Case 5

    Girl writing Charles Dickens witing 

    Task

    Read a "letter from Charles Dickens" located here.

    Translate the letter from Mr. Dickens into one a young person of today would understand.

     

    Introduction

    The art of letter writing was very important in the life of Dickens. He kept in touch with many famous authors as well as family and friends by writing frequent letters. Dickens' vocabulary was very large and rich. This can make his writing a challenge.

    Process

    By using your detective skills of deduction and the dictionary, translate (rewrite) the letter in your words. Be sure to include all the key information that "Mr. Dickens'" letter contains. Keep a list of the words you defined.

    Evaluation

    This translation:

    • contains all the key information included in the original.
    • is in correct friendly letter form.
    These links may help you translate.

    Roget's Thesaurus

    Merriam- Webster Dictionary

     

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