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Look at the first example sentence below. As you can see, this sentence starts with a word that ends in 'ing'. This is known as an 'ing' opener and the word must be at the start of the sentence. Notice how the opening clause and the main clause subject are linked.


Look at the second sentence. As you can see the, part of the 'ing' opening clause is missing. Write this sentence in your blended learning book and fill in the missing 'ing' opening clause.

Today we are going to be inferring Alice's thought, feelings and motives. We are going to be focusing on the tea party scene from the story of Alice in Wonderland. Lots of weird but wonderful things happen in this scene and it is for you to determine how the events that take place could confuse Alice.

Step 1

Read page 22 to 26 so you have a good understanding of the events that are taking place at the tea party.

Step 2

The text below has been taken from the book. Read through it carefully again, and as you do, think about the unusual events that take place that could confuse Alice.


Then, watch the video of Mr Broadleday stepping into character. Mr Broadleday (Alice) will discuss with the audience what confused him during this part of the tea party.


Still image for this video

Step 3

Look at the model answer below. As you can see, I have used the text and found evidence of an unusual event that could confuse Alice. 


I have identified the event when the Mad Hatter put his watch to his ear. This could confuse Alice because you look at a watch with your eyes to tell the time. How could you possibly tell the time with your ear? frown

Step 4

Watch the video clip below of the Mad Hatter's Tea Party. This will help identify more unusual event that take place.

Alice in Wonderland Mad Tea Party.mp4

Still image for this video


Using the pages you have read today (22 to 26) and the video clip of the tea party, identify 4 unusual things that happen at the tea party that could confuse Alice.


Record each piece of evidence one by one, so you have plenty of room to write. Remember to leave a line between each piece of evidence.






What your work should look like in your book
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