The First of the Three Spirits
by Charles Dickens from A Christmas Carol
Stave 2 passage: Charles Dickens’ classic story “A Christmas Carol” tells the story of the visits by three spirits to Ebenezer Scrooge, a miserly and gruff English businessman. In this stave, or chapter, Ebenezer is with the Ghost of Christmas Past. After reading the text, students will answer comprehension questions and compare and contrast old Scrooge with young Scrooge.