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A Planning Sequence for Jabberwocky

£5.00 (inc. VAT)

KS: Lower KS2

Year Group: Year 4

Literary Theme: Different Worlds

Author(s): Lewis Carroll


Performance poetry, explanatory descriptions

Main Outcome:

Nonsense poem


10 sessions, 2 weeks

Overview and Outcomes:

This is a two-week sequence for Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll where children will use the language of the poem to investigate and explore their knowledge of etymology and morphology, before performing the poem and eventually creating their own nonsense verse with a gruesome creature based on the same structure.

Synopsis of Text:

The world’s best-loved nonsense poem inspires a fresh, enchantingly surreal treatment in this beautiful edition from an exciting new talent.


Nonsense verse, narrative poetry, Alice in Wonderland, Alice through the Looking-Glass

A Spelling Seed is available for Jabberwocky.

Spelling Seed Overview:


This is a two-session spelling seed for the book Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll.  Below is the coverage from Appendix 1 of the National Curriculum 2014.

Spelling Seeds have been designed to complement the Literary Curriculum by providing weekly, contextualised sequences of sessions for the teaching of spelling that include open-ended investigations and opportunities to practise and apply within meaningful and purposeful contexts, linked (where relevant) to other areas of the curriculum and a suggestion of how to extend the investigation into home learning.

Spelling Seeds work alongside the texts within the Literary Curriculum and, as such, will also reflect the suggested number of weeks spent on a text, as well.


Word List Words

certain, continue, experience, forward(s), guard, peculiar, surprise, various, strange, ordinary

Spelling Rules and Patterns

The suffix -ly

View Jabberwocky Spelling Seed

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