A set of fun and educational activities based on the poem "I wandered lonely as a cloud..". These activities / worksheets can be used with a wide level of ages and abilities. Some of the activities are basic, suitable for younger children and EAL learners. Other tasks are quite challenging, and demand a deep understanding of the poem.
The pack consists of
1. Cloze Test. A simple prose summary of the poem in "fill in the blanks" format. There is a word bank to assist students.
2. Information gathering questions. The first questions are basic fact-finding. These are designed to promote better understanding of the text of the poem. Later questions focus on poetic techniques employed by the poet.
3. Creative Assignments. These high order tasks offer students the opportunity to be creative, and to demonstrate a deeper understanding of the poem. Students are asked to imagine themselves in different scenarios, and they are then asked to write in different formats (biographical report, letter, interview, newspaper article, speech). Opportunities for drawing, designing an advertising campaign, and comparing the poem to a prose extract are also presented.
4. Fun crossword using words from the poem and a few other words useful in analysis - 33 clues in total. This is also available as a standalone product.
This is an 9 page Word document. The text of the poem is included.
This is the type of unit that I would supply to a substitute teacher to cover a week's absence, or I would use to fill a week when it's close to the end of term, and other bigger units of work have been completed.
Solutions to the lower order tasks (cloze test and crossword) are also included.