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This Thomas Hardy "4 Poems" [Lesson Activities and Poems] product provides students a chance to experience a variety of topics that cause reflection and community engagement. 4 of Hardy's popular poems, 32 discussion questions/essay prompts, a sample LITERARY & ANALYSIS Chart, 4 Multiple Choice Quizzes with Answer Keys, 10+ LESSON ACTIVITIES, Black & White Versions, and a Biography. These poems allow students to read and analyze these poems of literary merit. 9th - 12th Graders will love this product. Check it out!


Thomas Hardy was born on June 2, 1840, in Higher Bockhampton in Dorset, England, which formed part of the "Wessex" of his novels and poems. The first of four children, Hardy was born small and thought at birth to be dead. He grew to be a small man only a little over five feet tall. Hardy learned to love books through his mother, Jemina, and was able to read before starting school. He was taught by his father, also named Thomas, to play the violin, and he often journeyed about the countryside playing for dances and storing up the impressions of rural life that make up so large a part of his work.

Hardy attended a private school in Dorchester, England, where he learned Latin, French, and German. In 1856 at the age of sixteen, Hardy became an apprentice (a person who works for someone in order to gain experience in a trade) to John Hicks, an architect in Dorchester. At this time he thought seriously of attending university and entering the Church, but he did not do so. In 1862 he went to London, England, to work. Also at this time, Hardy began writing poetry after being impressed by Reverend William Barnes, a local poet.

This 9th - 12th grade canonized work allows students to understand the need to reflect on their community and themselves.

Poems Included:

1. "The Darkling Thrush"

2. "The Phantom Horsewoman"

3. "The Man He Killed"

4. "Ah, Are You Digging on My Grave?"

This Product Includes:

1. Who was Thomas Hardy? Written/Video Biography

2. Each poem has 5 -8 Discussion Questions [32 questions]

3. Snapshot of My World

4. Reciting Hardy

5. Literary and Participation Chart [Blank & Printable]

6. Museum Musings

7. Hardy Visual Poetry

8. The Literary Criticism of Percy Thomas Hardy

9. Group Poem Presentations and much more

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text, including determining where the text leaves matters uncertain.
Determine two or more themes or central ideas of a text and analyze their development over the course of the text, including how they interact and build on one another to produce a complex account; provide an objective summary of the text.
Analyze how an author’s choices concerning how to structure specific parts of a text (e.g., the choice of where to begin or end a story, the choice to provide a comedic or tragic resolution) contribute to its overall structure and meaning as well as its aesthetic impact.
Analyze a case in which grasping point of view requires distinguishing what is directly stated in a text from what is really meant (e.g., satire, sarcasm, irony, or understatement).
Analyze multiple interpretations of a story, drama, or poem (e.g., recorded or live production of a play or recorded novel or poetry), evaluating how each version interprets the source text.


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