Alice in Wonderland Poetry - full SoW with ppt., resources, lesson plans etc. including Jabberwocky

This has been one of my favourite schemes of work to teach. It was originally developed for a year 8 group, but has been taught to top set year 7, middle set year 9 and a range of KS3 special educational needs groups.

There is a complete ppt. that can be added to and adapted but includes notes and activities/worksheets (ppt. has nearly 200 slides). There is also a separate PDF with detailed lesson plans (since writing those, I’ve made a few subtle changes on the ppt. but mostly they follow). The poems can be printed into a student anthology booklet (see end of ppt.)

The unit has 12 lessons but I often find I spend longer on some so this can easily be extended, or, with a few poems dropped, shortened. Poems covered include Jabberwocky, The Walrus and the Carpenter, The Hunting of the Snark, and Carroll’s riddles.

Most lessons include a reading focus and a writing task. Some cover non-fiction (from leaflets to CD covers). This could be easily extended to suit your focuses.

Every time I have taught this, students have loved it and really enjoyed the lessons and activities. It has also been used in 3 observed lessons and earned ‘outstanding’ each time! I hope you enjoy it too!

Thank you for looking :)

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Created: Sep 15, 2018

Updated: Oct 26, 2018

Unit of work

pptx, 94 MB


Lesson plan

pdf, 1 MB


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