Alice in Wonderland - teaching resource
English Teaching Resources: Alice in Wonderland
(142-slide PowerPoint presentation, 16 worksheets and teacher overview)
The range of activities in this unit of work are intended to suggest opportunities around the novel Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll which can be used in English and across the curriculum. At least one copy of the novel will need to be used and it is recommended that the novel is read for pleasure outside the English lesson.
There is a wide range of specific activities to teach towards the statutory requirements of the spelling, punctuation, grammar and vocabulary elements of the English National Curriculum in context, but not every activity will be appropriate for every class. Teachers should select the ones that best fit their needs and identify further opportunities from daily interaction with children which should then be tailored to the needs of those children.
It is structured chronologically and includes various reading and writing activities. Suggestions are made for cross curricular links where appropriate.
- Background information about the novel and Lewis Carroll
- Comprehension tasks regarding plot and character throughout
- Using SPaG within context – lots of the activities use the text to teach key grammar and punctuation skills
- SPaG aspects covered include: commas, brackets, dashes, nouns, verbs, direct speech, inverted commas, semi-colons, words, phrases, clauses, apostrophes, the subjunctive and sentence types
- Key reading skills of deduction and prediction
- Discussion writing
- Diary writing
- Writing to instruct
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