Jabberwocky Lesson

Jabberwocky Lesson

Objective: Students demonstrate the creative process using basic drama skills.

Lewis Carroll’s poem “Jabberwocky” provides the inspiration for this fun and challenging lesson. After the introduction of the poem, students work in teams to enact the various characters and events. They use their basic drama skills (concentration, imagination, collaboration, problem solving, and improvisation) to create a final product with their peers. The lesson is perfect for integration with a unit on poetry or poetic devices. This lesson is a part of our recommended sequence in the Fifth Grade Curriculum.

Fifth Grade Drama Journal: Jabberwocky

To maximize student achievement, download this drama journal for students to use as reflection or formative assessment. For each lesson in the curriculum, we have created a corresponding journal page for your students. A drama journal allows participants to reflect on their learning and artistic growth (metacognition). It also allows you, the teacher, to see how students are using the drama vocabulary, thinking about big ideas, and perceiving their own strengths and weaknesses. If you use the journal for assessment and would like more assessment tools, visit our Fifth Grade Curriculum

Grade Level


  • Collaboration
  • Concentration
  • Ensemble
  • Imagination
  • Improvisation
  • Narrator
  • Problem Solving
  • Space


  • Conflict
  • Poetry
  • Problem Solving
  • Teamwork


  • Circle
  • Open