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Tricky Texts!


In Australasia, we have been learning to read tricky texts in our Guided Reading sessions.  This is to give us the opportunity to challenge ourselves with unfamiliar words and phrases and texts we might otherwise not encounter, helping us to exercise our reading muscles!  This week we looked at a poem called
The Jabberwocky. It is by the famous author Lewis Carroll. It was written in 1872. Here is an extract.

Twas brillig, and the slithy toves

Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:

All mimsy were the borogoves,

And the mome raths outgrabe.

 

“Beware the Jabberwock, my son!

The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!

Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun

The frumious Bandersnach!” 

We also listened to a famous actor read the poem to help us understand how to pronounce some of the tricky words, and also to help us think about how we can use expression and volume when we read aloud.  If you would like to watch the video, please follow the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_Um3787fSY