LESSON PLAN Lesson Starter: Ask the class to discuss with their ‘think partners’ what they know about the story of Alice in Wonderland. 7 Minutes Read a section of Alice in Wonderland – Section in Resources, falling down the rabbit hole. 5 Minutes Lesson Plan for Alice in Wonderland
Objectives and outcomes
1. What can you see? 5 Minutes
Describe with your ‘think To explore words with their partner’ what you can see in ‘think partner’ and expand their the picture below. Try to use vocabulary through class sharing. different and interesting words/ adjectives. Write imaginative words on the board.
2. Sentence starters Drink Me : When Alice drinks from the bottle she shrinks to 10 inches small. Explore through describing words what it would feel like to be almost the same size as a ruler. 10- 15 Minutes
Write a sentence (or sentences) using each of the following words to start your sentence. E.g. Petrified I fell down the rabbit hole, I couldn’t see anything! Where had The White Rabbit gone? 1. Surprised 2. Suddenly 3. Eventually -
To discover new ways in which to start sentences.
3. Similes 10 Minutes
Now we know a little bit more about Alice, let’s see how many different similes we can make for Alice…. E.g Alice is as small as dormouse 1.Alice is like a … 2. Alice is as …
To learn and realise the use of similes in sentences.
4. Imagine….. Eat Me: When Alice eats the cake she grows in size. 10 Minutes
Imagine you are the little girl/ the rabbit/ the man in the hat in the picture, write at least 5 sentences about what is happening. Remember, make your sentences complex and don’t forget your punctuation.
To use the 5Ws effectively Who Where When Why How
RESOURCES “Alice started to her feet, for it flashed across her mind that she had never before seen a rabbit with either a waistcoat-pocket, or a watch to take out of it, and burning with curiosity, she ran across the field after it, and was just in time to see it pop down a large rabbit-hole under the hedge. In another moment down went Alice after it, never once considering how in the world she was to get out again. The rabbit-hole went straight on like a tunnel for some way, and then dipped suddenly down, so suddenly that Alice had not a moment to think about stopping herself before she found herself falling down what seemed to be a very deep well. Either the well was very deep, or she fell very slowly, for she had plenty of time as she went down to look about her, and to wonder what was going to happen next. First, she tried to look down and make out what she was coming to, but it was too dark to see anything: then she looked at the sides of the well, and noticed that they were filled with cupboards and book-shelves: here and there she saw maps and pictures hung upon pegs. She took down a jar from one of the shelves as she passed: it was labelled “ORANGE MARMALADE” but to her great disappointment it was empty: she did not like to drop the jar, for fear of killing somebody underneath, so managed to put it into one of the cupboards as she fell past it.”
EXTENSION Use adjectives and similes for each of these Alice in Wonderland characters.