This is a packet I have used with my students over the course of a week. This poem often requires a few readings, and if you supplement it with a video (various versions online), and depending on your schedule, it may take four to five days. You can choose to use it as a complete packet, and assign specific parts each day, or study it using select handouts.
*Complete Text of the Poem for students to annotate
*A mix of critical thinking questions and graphic organizers covering Characters, Conflicts (you will need to inform students with a mini-lecture or use a supplementary text for definitions), Cause and Effect, Literary Devices, and Elements of Plot
*An Extended Argument Response Prompt for which students should write two paragraphs using support from the poem
I hope you and your students enjoy this dark and lovely poem!
Teacher in the Rye