ERIC Number: ED476542
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland: Nonsense Poetry and Whimsy. [Lesson Plan].
This unit of study explores elements of wonder, distortion, fantasy, and whimsy in Lewis Carroll's beloved classic "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland." In the unit, students explore concepts about Wonderland and then listen to the opening chapters of "The Nursery Alice," Carroll's adaptation for younger readers and view Sir John Tenniel's illustrations from the original edition; student then listen to Carroll's whimsical poetry and write whimsical verses of their own. This lesson plan, intended for students in grades K-2: cites subject areas, time required, and skills developed; provides an introduction; poses guiding questions; presents learning objectives; suggests (and delineates) three classroom activities; offers suggestions for extending the lesson; and addresses standards alignment. (NKA)
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Class Activities, Classics (Literature), Creative Writing, Curriculum Enrichment, Fantasy, Figurative Language, Language Arts, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Primary Education, Skill Development, Student Educational Objectives, Units of Study
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Council of the Great City Schools, Washington, DC.; MCI WorldCom, Arlington, VA.; National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A