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Alice in Wonderland Chap. 9:
The Mock Turtle's Story






Read chapter nine online or in your book.


Vocabulary Words:

affectionately
ambition
derision
distraction
interrupted
majesty
mock
pardoned
pitied
savage
uglify
venture


Comprehension Questions:

What did Alice say the eleventh day must have been?

What is "the thing Mock Turtle soup is made from"?

What did the Gryphon say the Classics master was?

Why did Mock Turtle say they call the Old Turtle "Tortoise"?


Activities and Links:

A gryphon is a mythical winged monster with the head of an eagle and the body of a lion. You can read more here about the gryphon in mythology and history.

The Duchess likes to tell "morals" or, as we call them today, proverbs. "Birds of a feather flock together" was one that she mentioned. Here is a page full of proverbs -- see how many you know!

While we are on the subject, let's find out the origin of "Mad as a Hatter". :-)


On to Chapter Ten



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