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Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll, is children’s fantasy fiction and literary nonsense.

Everything About Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Below, we give a brief overview of the book and links to where you can read it (some are FREE). We’ve also included our findings online for activities, quizzes, and worksheets related to the book. All of the work has been done for you, and it’s all here! *Occasionally, we will update the resources for this book; so, check back in, or sign up for the MiniMize Newsletter.

Read The MiniMize Life’s book review of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, here.

The Pictures from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll; illustration of characters.

Before we begin, I would like to point out the pictures in this article.

All were taken from the Internet Archive version of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, found here.

The cover, title page, and table of contents for this edition of this book were presumably made by the publisher, Macmillan and Co.

The forty-two illustrations, including the cover, are by John Tenniel.

I’d like to thank the Gettysburg College, Musselman Library, Special Collections for making this book and its illustrations available online to the public.

To view all of the illustrations found for this book, go here.

Subjects Covered in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll

There are three subjects covered by Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

These are British Literature, Metrology, and Language Arts.

The Language Arts topics include analogies, metaphors, similes, poems, riddles, and puns.

Reading Level of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll, is appropriate for Children and Middle-Grade readers.

This means that it can be read from approximately 4th grade into adulthood; or at around 9 years of age.

However, be aware that the content includes dark themes and vivid imagery. Some have described this book as a nightmare. Discuss this with your students.

Placement In the MiniMize Book List

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll, is book number 115 in the MiniMize Homeschool book list.

This places it in the Elementary Level.

The book is the 12th book to be read during Year 5 of school.

Book Content

The adventure follows a young girl named Alice through a fantasy world full of nonsense.

At each step, Alice must adapt to her strange surroundings and avoid becoming the victim of riddles and overzealous characters.

Readers will learn comprehension through imagery and wordplay while reading this book.

More About Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

If you want information about the book, but don’t have time to read it yourself, here are a few sources.

You can find lots of information about this book on Wikipedia.

There’s a Britannica article on the book that’s fairly informative, too.

And you can also read a summary of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, on the CliffsNotes website.

Chapters – Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

This book contains 12 Chapters. The chapter titles, taken from the Gutenberg book (below), are as follows:

I.             Down the Rabbit-hole

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll, table of contents.

II.            The Pool of Tears

III.           A Caucus-race and a Long Tale

IV.          The Rabbit sends in a Little Bill

V.            Advice from a Caterpillar

VI.          Pig and Pepper

VII.         A Mad Tea-party

VIII.        The Queen’s Croquet-ground

IX.           The Mock Turtle’s Story

X.            The Lobster Quadrille

XI.           Who Stole the Tarts?

XII.         Alice’s Evidence

Activities for Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

We found lots of worksheets and activities to use with this book.

There’s definitely more than you will ever need.

Below, you will find some of the quizzes, activities, and movies we came across.

Alice in Wonderland Quizzes

Alice in Wonderland is such a popular book that there are TONS of quizzes to go along with it.

So, we had to narrow it down a little. Here are the ones we found helpful:

The CliffsNotes website, along with their summary of the book, has a handy Quiz.

SparkNotes also has a Quiz.

eNotes has a Quiz, or you can head over to GoodReads and take a look at the quiz they have made available.

If those aren’t enough, try the ProPorfs quiz.

Games and Activities for Alice in Wonderland

Here are a few good resources for some fun activities your student can do while reading Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

Reading is Fundamental has a list of activities for this book.

BookRags has a few free activity examples; but be aware that to see all of them, you’ll need a paid subscription.

Easy Fun School has some activity ideas, as well.

Or, for fun, you can go over to Party Delights and look at their 12 CREATIVE ALICE IN WONDERLAND PARTY GAMES.

Movies and a Random Documentary

If you’d like to watch a video based on the book when you’re done reading, there’s a couple of choices available.

There are some neat videos about the ballet based on this book from the Royal Opera House.

 An Informative documentary about the book from Great Books: ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND was uploaded to YouTube by o4aMUSE. You can watch it, below.

You can also watch the Movie uploaded to YouTube by Popcornflix.

Watch the movie below.

Alternative Activities

Alternative activities involve the subjects and topics that may be covered while reading Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. As mentioned above, these include metrology and language arts.

Metrology

Metrology is simply the scientific study of measurement. And since lessons on how to measure things are easy to come by, we haven’t listed any here. A simple Google search will do if you feel the need for a worksheet about measuring.

What we have done is given a bit of information to help your students begin to understand how the book relates to math and metrology.

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has made videos and other resources about measurements available for kids.

There are also a number of parts in the book explained by this article, Alice’s adventures in algebra: Wonderland solved, by Melanie Bayley on the New Scientist website.

For a general explanation fo Metrology, you can also watch A world without Metrology on the YouTube channel VSL Dutch Metrology Institute, below.

Language Arts

As mentioned in the Subjects section, above, The Language arts topics in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland include analogies, metaphors, similes, poems, riddles, and puns. The following are our favorite resources for these topics.

Analogies

To work analogies into your lesson plans for this book, try these analogy worksheets from teAchnology.

Below is a good Analogies Video from Melinda Chau.

Metaphors

Here are a bunch of Metaphor worksheets from Education.com you can also use.

Then you can also watch this Homeschool Pop video, Metaphors for Kids | Language Arts Learning Video.

Similes

For lots of worksheets on similes, try these from k12Reader.com.

And here’s another video from Homeschool Pop, Simile Lesson | Classroom Language Arts Video.

Poems

For a neat activity with a video, try Poetry for Kids: Parts of a Poem by Super Teacher Girl. This one includes a link to a worksheet as well as a great description of the parts of a poem.

Riddles

This article, What is a Riddle? Definition, Examples of Riddles in Literature, from Writing Explained easily explains riddles.

If you’d like to try solving some riddles, YouTube has tons of them!

Puns

For some fun Pun worksheets, try these from Englishlinx.com

Pair it with a good video explaining puns like the Mr. A Show: Puns and Hyperboles by Yousef Alqamoussi, below.

A MiniMize Worksheet

And if this isn’t enough…

The MiniMize Life is also creating a fill in the blank worksheet for Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll.

This worksheet will contain 2 pages with 12 days of activities and a total of 12 questions in all.

An Answer Key is also attached at the end of the worksheet.

How the Worksheet Works

This worksheet will guide a student through reading the book and prompt them to complete a simple activity.

The student will begin each day by reading the day’s first question and the corresponding chapter.

Next, they will find the sentence in the chapter and fill in the missing words.

Student Instructions

Instructions on the MiniMize Worksheet for Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll, state the following.

Number 1, below, is a sentence from Chapter 1, number 2 from Chapter 2, etc. Read the entire chapter, then find the sentence, below, in the Chapter. In the blanks, write the missing words.

Where Can I Get the MiniMize Worksheet?

The MiniMize Worksheet described above is currently in production.

The Worksheet has been developed and is awaiting editing and copyright processes.

When these have been completed, The MiniMize Life will release the worksheet and make it available here.

Be in the Know

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Read Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll

If you just can’t wait to read Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, The MiniMize Life has found it in multiple formats for you!

Below, you will find links to e-books, audiobooks, and other formats for free and for purchase.

Free E-Books

We all LOVE free stuff!

Below, are the MiniMize recommended e-books for Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll.

Each section explains a little about the version and gives you a link to the FREE BOOK.

Gutenberg

You must know, Gutenberg.org is all about free, open-source, and public domain.

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, illustration of the White Rabbit blowing his trumpet.

This version of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland works perfectly for many eReaders and devices.

The FREE e-book from gutenberg.org can be found here.

A word of caution: the audio readings offered by Gutenberg sound a bit robotic. This is by design to allow anyone to read this book no matter which operating system they use.

*This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever.  You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.org.

Internet Archive

The most beautiful collection of e-Books, Internet Archive, specializes in scanned versions of actual books.

Keep an eye out for missing pages, though. While we did our best to avoid this issue, sometimes it’s unavoidable with these old books.

You can read a FREE scanned copy of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland at Internet Archive, here.

Google Books

If you like to keep your books in a Google Play account, then Google Books is for you.

You can find the FREE e-book on Google Books, here.

Audio Books

Want an audio version of the book?

They’re especially helpful on long car rides!

Check out the following sources.

LibriVox

If you prefer to listen to books, LibriVox offers a FREE version of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

Get it, here.

Be aware, however, that LibriVox relies on volunteers to record their audiobooks.

The recordings are not usually narrated by professionals, and many books have more than one narrator.

They are real voices, though; so that’s a plus!

YouTube

Go to YouTube to find another great FREE resource for Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

This is not an actual “video,” and only shows a still depiction of the book.

It is, however, a useful way to hear the audio of the LibriVox recording, above.

You can listen to the FREE audio/video version from LibriVox Audiobooks, below.

Audible, by Amazon

For those who like the Amazon Audible books, you can also get Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

While Audible books are not usually free, they are affordable and are typically of better quality.

Get the Audible version of the book, right here.

Bound and Kindle Books

Sometimes, you just want to touch and smell a real book, right?

That’s what Amazon’s for!

If printing and binding the book yourself from one of the choices above doesn’t sound appealing, here’s the alternative.

If you prefer to buy Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland already bound and printed, you can purchase a copy on Amazon, here.

KINDLE BOOK

Kindle is always better when it comes to eBooks.

We love Kindles! It’s just so easy to point, click, buy, and read. Amazon even organizes our Kindle Library and dusts the bookshelves for us!

Just kidding, there’s no dust.

If you’re like me, and you want it on Kindle, try this one!

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll

That’s everything so far.

Remember, though, we will be updating this information from time to time.

Is there anything you think might be helpful to anyone or their homeschool in relation to Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland? Let us know in the comments below!

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