Halloween Activities for Teens, Poetry Lesson "The Listeners"

Halloween Activities for Teens, Poetry Lesson "The Listeners"
Halloween Activities for Teens, Poetry Lesson "The Listeners"
Halloween Activities for Teens, Poetry Lesson "The Listeners"
Halloween Activities for Teens, Poetry Lesson "The Listeners"
Halloween Activities for Teens, Poetry Lesson "The Listeners"
Halloween Activities for Teens, Poetry Lesson "The Listeners"
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  1. If you are looking for quick and easy ideas that you can use in October to keep your middle or high school English students on task and engaged, then look no more! Add rigor and fun to October! This mini Halloween unit with poetry, nonfiction, fiction, research, and writing will help you SURVIVE the
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This "spooktacular" two-day poetry mini lesson for Halloween is excellent if you are looking for a poem and project for your middle or high school students with some rigor and fun. The poem "The Listeners" by Walter de la Mare could go easily with a study ballads, sound devices, or figurative language. Silence Has Never Been This Eerie...

In this lesson designed for Halloween, students will close read and annotate a poem. Guiding questions for that process are included. Next, they will assume the role of a real estate agent who has been asked to list the house from “The Listeners," and they will use textual evidence to write a classified ad to sell this house. Do you have the guts to take on a haunted house?

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- lesson plan

- sample classroom annotations

- text-based, real-world culminating collaborative project with template

- no prep guided questions with answers

- CCSS links

- 100% editable

- literary analysis short writing prompt

Classroom success stories from other teachers who have tried this resource:

♥ "Use this resource in my APLit class for a fun, but also educational, activity. It worked really well because we'd been doing poetry! They liked it and had fun. Thanks!"

♥ "This is great. I printed one poem on large post it paper. I am having the students work in groups and annotate the poem. Then each group has a different question. We will come back as a whole group and discuss each questions."

♥ "This poem is great and I was able to use your questions for a test prep course! Thank you!"

♥ "Really fun lesson for the Halloween season! A great review for narrative poetry. Thanks!"

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Resource Updated 9-2018

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Teaching Duration
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