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Jabberwocky- Lewis Carroll

KS3 Lesson on portmanteau words and the narrative of The Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll
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Kayleigh Thomas

on 13 May 2013

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Transcript of Jabberwocky- Lewis Carroll

Lewis Carroll Jabberwocky Lesson objectives To identify the key events and language techniques used in the narrative poem 'Jabberwocky'.

To apply our knowledge of portmanteau words to invent our own. Success criteria questions Do I have to understand all the words of a poem to enjoy it?

Could I confidently describe the main events of the poem 'The Jabberwocky'? Starter task With your shoulder partner, collaborate to decide on the order of the lines of the poem.

You have 2 minutes to complete the task. The poem Categorising vocabulary slithy frumious Jabberwock brillig frabjous Tumtum tree toves galumphing mimsy burbled Bandersnatch beamish Jubjub bird uffish chortled Definition Select ONE example from your categories (noun, adjective and verb). Write a definition for the word you have chosen. You have to use your imagination!

Example
Frumious- I think frumious means... Do I have to understand all the words of a poem to enjoy it?

Could I confidently describe the main events of the poem 'The Jabberwocky'? Success criteria questions Inventing your own portmanteau word Think/pair/share your own portmanteau word to describe the Jabberwocky, be as inventive as you can!

my example- scalifying (scaly and terrifying) Carroll's definitions
slithy (lithe and slimy).
mimsy (flimsy and miserable).
galumph (gallop and triumph).
chortle (chuckle and snort)
frumious (furious and fuming)
burble (bleat, murmur and warble)
uffish- gruff and huffiness To identify the key events and language techniques used in the narrative poem 'Jabberwocky'.

To apply our knowledge of portmanteau words to invent our own. Lesson objectives Below are words selected from the poem. You have to categorise these words by placing them into one of the following groups. You can discuss your ideas.
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