Create Your Own Fantasy

Young writers get an opportunity to create their own characters, world, and fantasy as part of a study of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. After reviewing the tropes of the genre, they let their imaginations carry them away to a land of wonder.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Extend the lesson over several days to permit writers time to brainstorm, plan, draft, revise, and polish their tales
  • As an alternative, have writers craft an additional adventure for Alice
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires individual copies of Alice in Wonderland or copies of the text of selected excerpts
  • Also requires student computers with internet and printer access
Pros
  • Writers submit their stories anonymously for review by groups who add two positive comments and one suggestion for improvement
Cons
  • None