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Through the Looking-Glass Teaching Unit
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- Discuss Alice’s character. Who does she represent?
- Discuss the various nursery rhymes that arise in Through the Looking-Glass and how they contribute to the story.
- The basis of Alice’s trip through the Looking-Glass world is a chess game.
- Describe several elements or characters that are evidence of an ongoing game.
- How do the illustrations affect Through the Looking-Glass?
- Nonsense words appear throughout Through the Looking-Glass. How do these words effect the readability of the story?
- What hints are given throughout the novel that Alice is having a dream?
- Discuss how the flower garden is used to represent the Victorian class system.
- As a child, how is Alice generally viewed in the Looking-glass world? How may Alice’s treatment be applied to the Victorian perspective on children?
- Explain Alice’s experience with the train passengers. How does their behavior mock capitalism?
- What is the meaning of The Walrus and the Carpenter? Give two possible interpretations.
- Use an example from the story to discuss the use of figurative and literal language in Through the Looking-Glass.
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A teaching unit and individual learning packet from Prestwick House. Includes the following: comprehensive chapter-by-chapter study guides for students; questions suitable for essay topics or discussion; vocabulary lists; multiple-choice and essay test with answer key; introductory material from Prestwick House to familiarize both students and teachers with the work.