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This week in English we have been working on poetry.  We have been looking particularly at the poetic convention of using portmanteau words: squashing words together to make our own new words.


In yesterday's lesson, we looked at the poem Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll.  It is full of portmanteau words and also lots of totally made-up 'nonsense' words too.


Read through Jabberwocky again - can you remember what it all means?  Watch the poem being read aloud using this link:

Jabberwocky By Lewis Carroll - Read by Benedict Cumberbatch

In yesterday's lesson, some of you started illustrating the poem by drawing a picture for each verse (each set of 4 lines).


Today, I would like you to read each verse and draw a picture that represents what happens in that verse.  I would then like you to label your illustration using words from the text (we've done this sort of task quite a few times in our focused reading). 


For example, for the first verse you might have drawn some 'slithy toves' - you should label them in the picture.  Remember you can decide what a 'tove' looks like as there is no further description but the Jabberwock in verse 2 is described as having 'The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!' so you should include these in your picture and then label them.  


To complete this task you will need plain paper and a pencil.  You may divide the page up to put a few labelled illustrations on one page or you could do each labelled illustration on a separate piece of paper.  If you want to colour them in then you may, but you do not have to.


Please do bring them into school with you after half term as I would love to see what you have done.


Mrs Roberts :)