Have students read and complete the vocabulary practice found in the handout. Next, students read Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Chapter 9 “The Mock Turtle’s Story” 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 9 The Mock Turtle’s Story Summary
The guards release the Duchess from prison for boxing the Queen’s ears. Then the Cat disappears. The croquet game continues for a while. The Queen yells, “Off with his head’ causing the soldiers to leave. Soon, no soldiers remain on the playing field. Without soldiers to act as hoops, the game ends.
The Queen then sends Alice to the Mock Turtle, accompanied by a Gryphon. The Gryphon explains that the Mock Turtle only fancies himself. Through tears, the Mock Turtle explains that he used to be a real turtle. He went to sea school every day. Ironically, the school master’s name was Tortoise.
Chapter 9 The Mock Turtle’s Story Comprehension
The download includes several printables. The first is a short answer/multiple choice page with a full-page answer key. Next are two figurative language constructed response questions with graphic organizers for planning a response. A list of some of the figurative phrases from the book is included along with response cards for students to practice identifying types of figurative language.
Download Chapter 9 here.
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