This is an extremely thorough, full 2-week unit for the narrative poem "The Highwayman" by Alfred Noyes. These resources are focused around Common Core Standards for Grade 7, but they are absolutely still relevant for all middle grades students who are studying this poem or poetry/narrative poetry in general. Please verify this by taking a look at the preview file.
This love-themed poetry unit is perfect for Valentine's Day, the month of February, or any time!
This is the Short Story of the Month Club, Grade 7: February Selection – Click here to read more about the Short Story of the Month Club!
Poetry Analysis, including:
Rhymes, Rhyme Schemes
Effects of Rhythm, Rhyme, Sound Devices on Poem
Includes Close Reading/Annotation Guide, plus Complete 7-page Question-Answer flow. See preview file for samples.
See the list of activities below for a COMPLETE list of all of the skills covered.
Editable and digital versions included! Scroll to the bottom for details.
This is a comprehensive, Common Core-Aligned Unit packed with a ton of rigorous resources for teaching with this narrative poem. I’ve also included a few different versions (layout) of the full text of this poem within this download.
It would take me forever to explain to you just how uniquely amazing this resource is, so go ahead and see for yourself. Download and view the unit for another short story, Seventh Grade, for free here.
I've also included complete instructions and standards alignments in the preview file so you can look as closely as you like at this unit before purchase.
List of Activities & Standards Difficulty Level: *Easy **Moderate ***Challenge
Activity 1: Combination Review on Sound/Rhymes* RL.7.4, RL.7.5
Activity 2: Rhyme Scheme Quick Notes* RL.7.4, RL.7.5
Activity 3: Sound Devices & Rhymes Practice** RL.7.4, RL.7.5
Activity 4: Poetry Structure IN Lesson* RL.7.4, RL.7.5
Activity 5: Lyric & Narrative Poetry Quick Notes* RL.7.2, RL.7.4, RL.7.5
Activity 6: Narrative Poem Practice** RL.7.2, RL.7.4, RL.7.5, RL.7.1
Activity 7: Cold Read Preview Questions*** RL.7.2, RL.7.4, RL.7.5, RL.7.1
Activity 8: Highwayman Part 1 Close Reading Script*** RL.7.2, RL.7.4, RL.7.5, RL.7.1
Activity 9: Highwayman Part 2 Close Reading Script*** RL.7.2, RL.7.4, RL.7.5, RL.7.1
Activity 10: Comprehension Quiz** RL.7.1
Activity 11: Vocabulary Guide: Metaphors & Similes** RL.7.4
Activity 12: Plot Pyramid Analysis** RL.7.1, RL.7.2, RL.7.3
Activity 13: Find Evidence That... Text Evidence* RL.7.1
Activity 14: Close Reading Deep Analysis Questions*** RL.7.2, RL.7.4, RL.7.5, RL.7.1
Activity 15: Highwayman 5-Sent. Summary Writing*** RL.7.2, W.7.3
Activity 16: Comprehension Skills Test** RL.7.2, RL.7.4, RL.7.5, RL.7.1
Activity 17: Elements of Poetry Quiz** RL.7.4, RL.7.5, RL.7.1
Activity 18: Analyze Similar Themes in Song Lyrics*** RL.7.2, RL.7.3, RL.7.1
Activity 19: Lyric Poem (Annabel Lee) Annotation Guide** RL.7.2, RL.7.4, RL.7.5, 7.1
Activity 20: Annabel Lee Close Reading Questions*** RL.7.2, RL.7.4, RL.7.5, RL.7.1, 7.3
**Digital components included!** All student pages are also included in Google Slides version so that students can access them and complete them digitally. Both assessments (quizzes and test) are included in self-grading Google Forms versions.
*EDITABLE* I have added my own original files in PowerPoint format for you to edit if you wish for your own classroom use. This only includes story-specific printables and I can't guarantee your ability to edit them based on your computer's settings and your tech knowledge. Bonus activities that have been included here as a courtesy to you (like interactive notebook lessons) will not include the editable versions - those editable versions are only available in the original resources.
Will this resource work for other grades? Absolutely! Check the preview file for samples. :)