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What is Jabberwocky?

"Jabberwocky" is a nonsense poem written by Lewis Carroll (Alice in Wonderland) in his 1871 novel Through the Looking-Glass.

The poem follows a young boy who is warned to beware a creature called the Jabberwock. The boy ignores the warning and goes looking for the Jabberwock. When he finds the creature, he battles it and returns home victorious. His father greets him with praises.

What is the Jabberwocky Assignment?
Jabberwocky is assigned at the start of the second semester of the school year and is due during the last full week of school prior to final exams. This year the assignment due date is Monday, May 16, 2016

Students are expected to learn the poem fully and recite the poem in front of their class. The poem is to be delivered word-for-word from memory. The assignemnt is worth a total of 100 points and may be the largest score received during the fourth nine weeks period of school.

Jabberwocky Videos:
Be sure to visit the Jabberwocky Videos page that is available in the left menu of this webpage.

Mr. Exley spends several days discussing the poem and the assignment when he first assigns Jabberwocky.
He also provides each student with two copies of the poem and recommends keeping one at school and the other at home where the student may see it each day. Students have every opportunity to ask about the poem during the semester and Mr. Exley will, from time-to-time, review and recite the poem. Students are always asked if they have questions on the assignemt or need any words defined or pronounced.

The week prior to the due date, students will draw numbers for performance order. They have the ability to swap positions with another student if they would like to try and perform earlier or later.

Disney's Alice in Wonderland...

The most recent Alice in Wonderland movie from Disney Studios focuses on the story of the Jabberwock!

In this version of the story, Alice returns to Wonderland and must slay the Jabberwock on the Frabjous Day in order to save Wonderland.

The students will have the oportunity to view this version of Alice in Wonderland in Mr. Exley's class.

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