This poem is an icon of American popular culture with its depiction of baseball. It's something that should be read in every classroom and, give that it is in ballad form, it is designed to be a narrative that is entertaining and engaging.
The audio recording on the PowerPoint enables students to begin to appreciate how a poem should be read but the associated workbook goes further. There are activities to prepare one for the poem, tasks to do to help explore the poem and post reading activities that enable students to examine some of the poetic techniques. Whether you are after an approach to help teach poetic form or simply an engaging reading, this resource gives you that choice. It's a worthwhile tool in any teacher's armory and a timeless reminder of American culture that will be popular with all ages.