This "spooktacular" two-day close reading mini lesson for Halloween is excellent if you are looking for a poem and project for high school students with some rigor and fun. The poem "The Listeners" could go easily with a study ballads, sound devices, or figurative language. Silence Has Never Been This Eerie...
Included are the CCSS, the poem itself, a detailed analysis, complete lesson plan, a creative writing response, a constructed response with sample answer, and several other suggestions for use! Another way to use this poem is with a narrative writing unit to illustrate descriptive language. This poem does an excellent job of showing, not telling!
- lesson plan with suggested answers
- classroom annotations
- text-based real-world culminating collaborative project
- no prep handouts
- CCSS links
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