150 Years of Alice

To celebrate 150 years of Alice in Wonderland in 2015, Macmillan Education published two new Macmillan English Explorers: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass.
We also created lots of extra-special FREE resources so that you could go on your very own adventure in Wonderland!

books lesson plans board game after-reading activities playing cards


Lesson plans for Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland:

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Lesson PlansIf you’d like to use Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland in your classroom, but don’t know where to start, have a look at these Intermediate-level lesson plans that can be used to introduce the story to your students. The second lesson plan is all about encouraging students to perform a scene from ‘Alice’ in the classroom, while the third uses free downloadable audio. More lesson plans will follow throughout the year.

Lesson plan 1 – introductory lesson
Lesson plan 2 – get ready to perform!
Lesson plan 3 – using audio in the classroom
Lesson plan 4 – creating a mind map


An Alice in Wonderland board game that can also be used as a classroom poster:

Alice boardgame imageIn this game, follow Alice into Wonderland to make sure that she reaches the court of the Queen of Hearts in time. Wonderland is full of adventures and along the way you might meet the Mad Hatter or play a game of croquet. But be careful not to be late, fall asleep, or end up in prison!

Download the board game.

Download the tokens for the board game.


Introduce Alice to your class with one of these four activities:

 Alice four activities - image posterAre you reading Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland with your students? Try these fun, after-reading activities to practise understanding of plot, character and vocabulary. There are four activities where students practise (1) describing a person or character (2) listening and understanding a story (2) learning new vocabulary and (4) playing a game in a group.

Download the Fact File template for activity “Who’s who?”

Download the answers to the activity “Tail or tale?”

(To receive the password to the answers, please send an email to readerspassword@macmillan.com, with ‘Readers Tests Password’ in the subject line, and we will send you the password directly.)

Play a game of cards! These Alice in Wonderland playing cards can also be used with the board game or the four Alice activities:

Alice - king of clubsDownload this full set of playing cards, print them out and use them in class. The questions on the cards encourage students to answer questions such as: “What does the Mad Hatter do for a job?”, “What makes the Cheshire Cat special?” and “Why did Alice eat the Caterpillar’s mushroom?”.

Download the playing cards.

Download the answers to the questions on the playing cards.

(To receive the password to the answers, please send an email to readerspassword@macmillan.com, with ‘Readers Tests Password’ in the subject line, and we will send you the password directly.)

Our two Alice in Wonderland titles are available in print, as eBook and audio download.

Alice's Adventures in WonderlandAlice’s Adventures in Wonderland
Macmillan English Explorer, Level B1+

One sunny day, Alice follows a White Rabbit down a rabbit hole … and into Wonderland! Wonderland is a very strange place and lots of very strange people live there. Alice has some wonderful adventures with the Mad Hatter, the March Hare and the Cheshire Cat. And she even plays a game of croquet with the frightening Queen of Hearts!

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Through the Looking GlasThrough the Looking Glass
Macmillan English Explorer, B1+

One day, Alice climbs through the big Looking-glass above the fire… and into Looking-glass Land. Here, everything is back to front and the garden is a giant chessboard. The Red Queen tells Alice that when she reaches the eighth square, she can be a queen, too. Will Alice reach the eighth square and become queen?

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Full audio, teacher’s notes and an assessment pack for these Readers are available from the Young Readers website.

 


 

Take a peek at our Alice in Wonderland book trailer: