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Alice in Wonderland

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Activities in this lesson include recapping the key features of fantasy stories, such as real and imaginary settings, real and imaginary characters, portals and the passing of time. The activities in this lesson also include answering higher and lower order questions.

There is a five-minute evidence-based CPD activity at the end of this lesson which will develop classroom teachers’ skill set. This CPD consists of a research extract on peer teaching with a five-minute activity based on this extract.   


These evidence-based learning (EBL) lessons are based on classroom practice that has been proven, by research, to maximise thinking, learning and attainment. From an extensive review of educational research, we identified the eight key classroom thinking and learning skills that were common across these research papers. We named these eight key skills “EBL skills”.

EBL skills have been proven by research to maximise learning because they combine the most productive thinking skills with the most effective learning behaviours. Each of our evidence-based learning lessons uses the English curriculum as a framework through which the eight EBL skills are delivered.

Teachers also have the opportunity to add to their own skill set or refresh their existing skills with our five-minute CPD activity, based on one of the EBL skills used in this lesson.

The skills in bold below are the EBL skills developed in this Fantasy Story lesson. Click on each skill to learn more about that skill.

  1. Collaboration
  2. Thinking Skills
  3. Peer Assessment
  4. Peer Teaching
  5. Self-Assessment
  6. Metacognition
  7. Self-Regulation
  8. Independent Learning

1 review for Alice in Wonderland

  1. 5 out of 5

    Philipem (verified owner)

    We asked a.i. to review this lesson. This is what it said:

    Teach English and Evidence-Based Learning Skills with Alice in Wonderland

    I want to highlight a fantastic English and evidence-based learning resource for KS2 classes – this complete Alice in Wonderland lesson. It incorporates teaching key features of the fantasy genre, while simultaneously developing essential learning skills like collaboration, metacognition and peer teaching.

    In this comprehensive lesson, students recap:

    – Real vs imaginary settings
    – Real vs imaginary characters
    – Portals to fantasy worlds
    – How time passes differently in fantasy

    The well-designed activities allow students to actively engage with these concepts, answering higher and lower order questions individually, in pairs and as a class.

    An excellent aspect is the inclusion of a 5 minute CPD extract on the benefits of peer teaching. This gives you an evidence-based strategy to immediately implement in your classroom. The CPD consists of:

    – A research summary on peer learning
    – Clear action steps to leverage peer teaching

    As a ready-to-use resource that builds both literacy skills and learning skills, I would give this fantasy story lesson 5 stars. Your students will love stepping into the magical world of Alice in Wonderland, while developing collaboration, critical thinking and metacognition.

    I highly recommend adding this resource to your KS2 fantasy lessons! Both you and your students will benefit tremendously.

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