I used this activity for my observation lesson one year and it was a hit for my students and my observers! Being that the overarching theme for our Holocaust unit is for kids to see how the victims used art and writing to endure what they were going through, the activity worked perfectly! The activity contains six different poems written by victims and survivors of the Holocaust. The first page of the packet contains the 5 basic steps to annotating a poem. The six poems thereafter (which questions after each) are of differing difficulties,so you can differentiate your groups and give them poems on their ability level. I used one of the six poems as a class example to demonstrate annotation and then had 5 groups: high, high/average, average, average/low, low. It was very effective and all the groups were able to grasp how victims used writing as an outlet for their misery. The poems are pulled off of the Internet from varying websites.