Every year I read aloud Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland to my fourth grade class and then have them read on their own The Wizard of Oz. Along the way we learn about the books’ authors and illustrators, something of their publishing history, and perhaps view the most well-known movies associated with the two. This year, rather than doing an elaborate project with either book as I’ve done before, (as we’ve already got another elaborate project underway — a silent movie homage to Charlie Chaplin) I had the kids do blog posts comparing the two books. Now I’ve always found them connected for various reasons and so it was interesting to see what the kids had to say. Here are links to some of their posts:
- Oz or Alice?
- So Alike … Yet So Different — The Similarities and Differences Between Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland And The Wizard of Oz
- Similarities and Differences between Alice and Oz
- Comparing Alice in Wonderland and The Wizard of Oz
- Similarities and Differences between Alice in Wonderland and The Wizard of Oz
Thanks to Anita Silvey whose Almanac entry yesterday inspired this post.