In my room, we have been working on figurative language in poetry. We talk about what the author wrote, why we think they chose those exact words, and what the author is trying to tell us. What feeling does the author want us to get from this poem?
This is a small group activity for The Night Before Christmas. Groups are given a small piece of the poem. They read their piece and decide why they think the author wrote those words --- and what do the words mean?