“The Hag” by Richard Herrick was written in 1648 and is a fun poem to use for the Halloween season. It is an excellent example of classic poetry and one that is fairly user-friendly to analyze, especially for middle grade students.
1. The poem.
2. A first-reading with the questions beside the text. These questions are basic comprehension questions.
3. A second-reading with the questions beside the text. These questions are the critical thinking, higher-order thinking questions.
4. The skills included
a. Defining vocabulary and analyzing its use.
b. Making inferences using textual clues.
c. Understanding the significance of text.
d. Noting symbolism.
5. I have included a constructed response prompt for writing practice.
6. Answer key provided.
The Hag: A Poetry Analysis to Teach Literacy Standards
by Dianne Watson
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