PRESENTATION: Lesson Plan Alice in WonderlandPresentation Transcript
Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll Patricia Belinchón Laura Domínguez
Why “Alice in Wonderland”?
It is a VERY POPULAR book that has inspired numerous live performances, including plays, operas, ballets, movies, and traditional English pantomimes
The tale plays with LOGIC , giving the story lasting popularity with adults as well as children.
It is considered to be one of the best examples of the LITERARY NONSENSE genre .
Third Cycle of Primary Education (11 - 12 )years old students, i n a bilingual school.
English level: A2
Type of literary text and Methodology
TYPE OF TEXT : Prose . An adapted version of the fairy tale “Alice’s adventures in Wonderland”.
APPROACH: communicative language teaching
READING: in-class reading
TIME SPAN: 6 class periods (50 min each)
MATERIALS: an audio-book, a copy of an adapted version of the fairy tale, worksheets, pencils and coloring pens.
ACTIVITIES: Pre - reading.
Activity 1 : Students will be asked what they know about the classic story.
Activity 2: Brief introduction of
Activity 3: Audio book: “Read along with Alice” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWh4nQbdKyQ&feature=related
Activity 4 : New vocabulary of the story will be taught.
Antipathies: strong feelings of dislike
Croquet: a game in which players drive wooden balls with mallets through a series of
wickets set out on a lawn
Currant: small seedless raisin
Curtsey: an act of politeness or respect made mainly by women; slight lowering of the
body by bending the knees
Eaglet: baby eagle
Hatter: person who makes, sells, cleans, or repairs hats
Marmalade : a jam containing pieces of fruit
Looking glass: mirror
Pun: a joke in which a person uses a word in two senses
Simpleton: a foolish stupid person
Titter: to giggle
ACTIVITIES: While -reading.
The students read aloud in turns Alice in Wonderland, but an adapted version
written by Lenny de Rooy.Afterwards
they complete a worksheet
Worksheet – Comprehension check -
Choose the best ending to complete these sentences. Tick ( ✓ ) A or B.
0 When Alice sees the rabbit A she follows him.
B she looks at her watch.
1 When she takes the key A she opens a lot of doors.
B she opens a very small door.
2 When she drinks from the bottle A she becomes very small.
B she becomes very big.
3 When she eats the cake A she can go in the garden.
B she can get the key.
4 When she sees the white rabbit again A he is wearing white gloves.
B he is wearing a jacket.
5 When she meets the Mouse in the pool A she speaks to it in French.
B she swims away.
ACTIVITIES: After- reading.
Activity 1 : Story Detectives.
Activity 2: Causes and effects
Activity 3: Carroll´s Characters .
Activity 4: Our very own class-written version.
a.Begins with “Once upon a time,” or “Long ago, in a faraway land,” or another similar opening
Alice is sitting with her sister on the riverbank and is very bored. Suddenly she sees a white rabbit running by her.
b. Happens in the long ago, made of fantasy and make believe She is in Wonderland, a magic place with mad creatures. c. Royalty usually present in the story The Queen and king of Wonderland. d. Good and evil characters Alice and The Queen of heart, her antagonist. e. Magic (giants, elves, genies, fairies, etc.) Cheshire Cat, White Rabbit, Queen of Hearts, King of Hearts, Duchess, Mad Hatter, March Hare, Dormouse, Caterpillar f. Problem to be solved, usually in three tries. Once a bite of mushroom sent her shooting up in height. Another bite made her shrink very small. And a third bite brought herself down to the right size. g. Happy endings. Suddenly Alice woke up and found herself still under the shady tree. “It was all a dream” FAIRY TALE ’S ELEMENT
Causes and Effects
Alice became bored and chose to follow the White Rabbit down the rabbit hole,
which led to her adventures;
She drank a liquid and it made her ten inches tall
She ate the cake and it made her tall again
She held a fan and it made her shrink again
When she was worried and felt sorry for herself she sat down and
cried, which created a pool of tears that she almost drowned in.
Carroll’s Characters Diagram
Alice: Seven year old girl, active imagination, very smart, polite, kind, brave
Cheshire cat : Grinning cat, appears and disappears, claims to be mad, listens to
Alice, becomes her friend.
White Rabbit : Nervous, important in Wonderland, in a hurry
Queen of Hearts : Mean woman, queen of Wonderland, orders for everyone’s
heads to be cut off, but they never are.
King of Hearts : Husband to the queen, not really a ruler, self-cantered, stubborn
Duchess : Old woman, mistreats her baby, ugly, abused by her cook
Mad Hatter : Sells hats, stuck in tea-time, often impolite, confusing to people
March Hare : Mad Hatter’s friend, crazy, rude
Dormouse : Hare’s friend, Hatter’s friend, sleepy
Caterpillar : Hookah-smoking, insect, gives Alice the mushroom, which helps her
change her size, unfriendly, but helpful.
Carroll’s Characters Filling cards
Illustrations (Disney & John Tenniel)
Evaluation and Assesment
Continuous and global.
It must provide constant feedback during the WHOLE process of teaching and learning: