Dramatic Language

Dramatic Language

Reading Aloud Quick Write


Dickens had a flair for reading aloud. In fact, he gave public speaking tours, reading sections of his novels aloud in Scotland, France, England—even in America. His writing style is dramatic, after all, and we can imagine Victorian families sitting before their fireplaces, listening to a literate family member (often the father, sometimes the mother) read about Charles Darnay.

Complete a Quick Write.

  • What is your experience of being read to? Do you enjoy when someone reads to you?

Open Notebook

Share your response with the class.

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