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Grammar Review Using "Jabberwocky”
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Objectives:
A.
TSW identify and label the parts of speech in “Jabberwocky” by Lewis
Carroll.
B.
TSW correctly define all the basic parts of speech.
Pre-assessment
Ask students for basic definitions of basic parts of speech(verb, noun, adjective,
pronoun, preposition, etc.)
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Procedures
A.
Distribute copies of “Jabberwocky” and read the poem aloud to the
students. Discuss the nonsense words that Lewis includes in the poem,
and explain that even though they aren’t real words, they can still be
identified as parts of speech. You can also understand the basic plot of the
poem, so ask one or two students to give a brief explanation. (15 minutes)
B.
Go through the first stanza and identify the parts of speech in that stanza.
Divide the students into groups of four, and have the groups identify the
parts of speech of an additional assigned stanza. (30 minutes)
C.
Ask for any questions of words or parts of speech that the students may be
unsure about. (10 minutes)
D.
For homework, students will complete a final stanza on their own to show
their knowledge of the parts of speech.
Resources and materials
Copies of “Jabberwocky”
Lesson plan