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Mars 2019, Caroline Owers

Final Task: Participate in a Rhyming Story writing contest!

Imagination Créatrice et Visionnaire

Axe d'étude:

Anglais de spécialité

We all need a Wonderland

I. Down the Rabbit Hole

A . Following Alice

1. Character 2. Situation

1. Watch the Disney adaptation of the Mad Tea Party scene (1951).2. What is mad about the situation?3. Focus on Alice. How does she react when confronted with nonsense?

Read the first chapter of Alice in Wonderland, written by Lewis Carroll in 1865 and enter Alice's world.

Wonderland survival kit

The Guardian, 25th April 2016

1. Information about the author and his different feelings. 2. Roald Dahl's Revolting Rhymes (1982) as opposed to other books. 3. Find words or expressions that the author of the article uses when he speaks about Dahl's stories. 4. Number 1 ingredient that makes a great child's book.

B. Books are secret portals to Wonderlands

How well do you know your classics?

C. Time to have fun with Kahoot!

Pick a passage you like, find the corresponding extract in English then read it with a convincing tone.

Describe what the book looks like:dimensions, colours, style of illustrations and choice of print

This book and you.Why do you love it?How might it have influenced you?Explain if it is worth reading for us, grown-ups.

The story.Present the main characters and the plot.

D. Present your best loved childhood book!

Give information about the author and illustrator. If you can, bring your favourite childhood book to class.


Photos taken from the collection "Domestic Vacations", 2008


A . Julie Blackmon and the Realm of children

Dahl, 1916-1990



Here, you will find 10 questions that Roald Dahl was asked about his writing process.1. Get into pairs, pick a question and LISTEN to RD's answer.2. Take notes and get ready to report to the class.

1. Read the article and briefly sum up what it is about. 2. What activity does "gobblefunking" correspond to? 3. Find two tips to be successful at gobblefunking. 4. Take a close look at this spoonerism: "mideous harshland". Can you find out how a spoonerism works?5. Your turn: Invent a spoonerism!

B. Roald Dahl's overflowing creativity


Set 4: Snow White

Set 3: Little Red Riding Hood

Set 2: Goldilocks

Set 1: Three Little Pigs

4. Make a Venn Diagram and present it to the class.

3. Read RD's rewriting of the tale (enjoy!)

2. Listen to the classic tale.

1. Pick a study set

C. Delving Deeper into Dahl's world


In what ways can it be connected to Coleridge's Biographia Literaria?

"Logic will get you from A to B.Imagination will take you everywhere."

2. Take a moment to reflect on the following quote by Albert Einstein (1879-1955):

1. Reading and reflecting

D. A glimpse at Coleridge's Biographia Literaria, 1817

Using all your notes and documents, complete the timeline

E. Time to organise our thoughts

Team challenge: Which group can turn "a spider" into the longest noun phrase? Ready, steady, go!!! You have 5 minutes!

Discover Limericks, short and usually silly rhyming stories.Get ready to put them back in order!

Brush up your grammar basics with this fun activity

Train you ear and find the rhymes

Final Task Prep

  • assonances
  • consonances
  • alliterations
  • the cherry on the cake? An oxymoron and... a SPOONERISM!

have fun with literary devices:

add a good dose of humour

do a bit of gobblefunking

write in rhyming couplets

"On a warm summer’s day at a racetrack in Surrey, something odd happened to a racehorse called Murray…" Gavin Puckett

Using the beginning of his rhyming tale, invent a wondertaining rhyming story that you will READ to the rest of the class.

Remember Gavin Puckett? The Roald Dahl fan who also writes stories for kids?


Final Task!