Lewis Carroll’s marvelous novel Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is a classic of children’s literature. When Alice falls down a rabbit hole, she encounters a world of fantastic nonsense, including talking animals, monstrous monarchs, and food and drink that alternatively render her a tiny speck, and then remarkably large. Here is a parallel world where an officious rabbit worries about time, akin to a stuffy grownup, a mouse gives a lecture regarding history, and a talking caterpillar interrogates the bewildered girl. When Alice joins a mad tea party, she has to endure the foolish riddles posed by the March Hare and the Mad Hatter. Playing croquet with the tyrannical Queen is equally absurd, with live flamingos as mallets, and hedgehogs as balls. The trial of the Knave of Hearts, accused of stealing the Queen’s tarts, is completely nonsensical, and when Alice begins to grow larger and larger, she is ordered from the court. She accuses her mad companions of being mere playing cards, and finally wakes up from her long nap on a riverbank, realizing it was but a dream. Carroll portrays a child’s view of the mysterious doings of adults with wicked humor, and a keen sense of the absurd.
This Prestwick House Response Journal is specifically designed to help students relate ideas in literature back to their own experiences. This eBook provides chapter-by-chapter reproducible prompts to help students reflect on what they've read, bridging their life experiences with the adventures of the characters. As part of the response-centered movement, critical thinking journals make a superb warm-up activity that will eventually culminate into a personal reference.This eBook is an entry in the Prestwick House Response Journals series. Other best-selling titles include: Rebecca; The Secret Life of Bees; Into The Wild; The Bluest Eye; A Streetcar Named Desire; The Picture of Dorian Gray; Brave New World; The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, and many more. The aforementioned best-selling eBook response journals, as well as the rest of the series, can be accessed by clicking on the 'View All In Series' button to the left.
For either the new or experienced teacher, Prestwick House's Teaching Units serve as a useful resource for teaching a new book, with a broad selection of eBook guides available for immediate download. Chapter-by-chapter exercises help students achieve scholarly objectives with essay and discussion questions, vocabulary lists, and a multiple-choice test. Educators will save time and energy with this indispensible teaching resource.This eBook is an entry in the Prestwick House Teaching Units series. Other best-selling titles include: The Lottery; Life of Pi; The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time; A Thousand Splendid Suns; The Outsiders; The Gift of the Magi; I Know What You Did Last Summer, and many more. The aforementioned best-selling eBook guides for teaching, as well as the rest of the series, can be accessed by clicking on the 'View All In Series' button to the left.