This is a multiple page worksheet to accompany lessons on 9/11, specifically Billy Collins 9/11 poem “The Names.” I usually pull this lesson out the first week of school for 9/11 remembrance as well as a jump start to poetry explication expectations.
Included with this packet:
• The text of “The Names” with close reading questions that require students cite actual textual evidence for most of the answers they give. The questions are designed to focus readers on finding their answers in the text and be able to use the text to support any of those answers.
• A Final Creative Poetry Assignment is included.
• Answer Key included.
This lesson is included in my Holocaust Poetry Lesson, "The Poetry of Bearing Witness.