Have students read and complete the vocabulary practice found in the handout. Next, students read Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Chapter 3 “A Caucus-Race and a Long Tale.” using the text below, the audio version, or printable found in the handout. Finally, students complete the comprehension exercises.
Where should I begin?
Begin by downloading this FREE resource from Teachers Pay Teachers. This packet contains the materials you will need to turn the weekly blog posts into a full book unit.
Chapter 3 A Caucus-Race and a Long Tale Summary
The sea of tears becomes crowded with animals and birds that have been caught by the rising current. Finally, Alice swims out of the tears. She and the other small animals try to dry themselves by having a “Caucus-Race.” The Dodo marks out a course, sets everyone in place, and yells “go.” The animals run for half an hour until the Dodo declares the race over. Since all animals are winners in this strange race, Alice passes mints to all the animals, leaving herself without a prize. Now dry, the Mouse says he will tell its tale. Alice confuses “tale” and “tail’ causing a stir. Finally, Alice frightens the animals away by talking of dogs and cats.
Chapter 3 A Caucus-Race and a Long Tale Comprehension
The download includes two printables. The first is a short answer/multiple choice page. The second is a constructed response question with a graphic organizer for planning. Both comprehension exercises include full-page answer keys.
Download Chapter 3 here.
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