Great for Valentine's Day or any time you want to practice intertextual criticism or thematic analysis, this product uses "The Highwayman" by Alfred Noyes, "Scaffolding" by Seamus Heaney, and "Sonnet 130" by William Shakespeare to look at how different poems and poets treat a common theme. Students will participate in poetry reading, discussion, several forms of writing, drawing, and debate as they move through this activity. This product may be appropriate for a wider grade range than listed.
Included in This Product:
- Detailed directions for the teacher, including materials list, notes, hints, and suggestions
- Seven worksheets and activity forms for students:
- Individual Poetry Response Form for use with all three poems
- "The Highwayman" Discussion Worksheet
- "The Highwayman" Song Worksheet
- "Scaffolding" Discussion Worksheet
- "Scaffolding" as Read by Seamus Heaney Worksheet
- "Sonnet 130" Discussion Worksheet
- Venn Diagram
All portions of this product are in PDF format.
Note: As the worksheets in this product contain open-ended and/or subjective questions, there are no answer keys included, though there is a note on suggested grading strategy.
This product will take approximately 4-6 standard 45-minute class periods, depending on how much in-class work time you give your students.
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