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In this post you will find links and resources for a book-based unit study with Author, Lewis Carroll. These books and activities are appropriate to share in a classroom or for your homeschool! This guide provides book recommendations, reading resources, author links, and projects along with an eight page Author Study printable available in our Resource Library.
The fascinating classics by Lewis Carroll will excite young readers and inspire young writers as you share the love of reading with your child. Children from elementary through middle grades and beyond will love the fantastic adventures and memorable characters created by Lewis Carroll.
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I would recommend starting with your child’s favorite Lewis Carroll book (or reading one that inspired their favorite movie) and add at least two new titles. These surprising and fantastic stories are enjoyable for new and experienced readers.
Hunting of the Snark
Poetry for Young
For a full list of titles see Lewis Carroll’s Amazon Page
Meet Lewis Carroll
Lewis Carroll Society of North America features teaching resources and directories for Carroll’s life and works.
Read About Lewis Carroll and watch a short video on Biography.
Wikipedia is another source for information about Carroll’s life and books.
Ten Wonderful Facts about Lewis Carroll on YouTube
Use your printable pack to make your own timeline or author biography. Look up facts together or have an older child research on her own. Be sure to check the author bio in your books!
Read in Different Ways
Lewis Carroll’s books are magically entertaining, so I hope you enjoy reading these stories side-by-side with your child. Since you’ll be enjoying several titles, try a few other ways of reading and see the characters and settings come to life!
Watch a Movie
Lewis Carroll’s exciting stories have come to life on the big screen. Watch a new one or revisit an old favorite. Compare what happens in the book and the movie. Which version does your child prefer? What is missing in the movie? What was added? What things in the movie were different than your child imagined?
Alice Through the
Disney's Alice in
Special Edition 2010
Listen to the Alice in Wonderland Ballet with music by Tchaikovsky. Match the titles to parts of the book and discover how music can tell a story.
Find unabridged CDs or purchase Audible books from Lewis Carroll’s official Amazon store to read along with your favorite titles.
Love listening to audio books?
Start with two free books from Audible.
Find public domain books to read free online in their original version read now.
Activities and Projects
Write a fan letter to your favorite character telling him/her all your favorite parts of their story!
Write a sequel featuring the characters and themes from the Alice series. What new, fantastic place will Alice visit next?
Create a venn diagram and talk about the similarities and differences between your favorite book and the movie. Free printable Venn Diagram
Make a diorama of your favorite Alice setting. Use playing cards, tea cups, and other fantastic found objects to create a magical world.
Create a lovely golden afternoon with printable flowers from Disney Family.
Make a bookmark with printables from Disney Family or create your own featuring your favorite characters or quotes from the books.
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What’s your favorite Lewis Carroll book? Leave a comment below.
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