Goethe's terrifying poem based on a Danish folktale about the &'Erlkonig&';, possibly meaning 'Elven King&', but the name is a mystery. Give 1-2 verses at a time to build suspense. {Anyone who Googles the ending and tells the class gets a detention! ;o) ] Let them illustrate each verse to build up a storyboard. Divide class into groups who each learn a different part to recite in a spooky chorus, with the lights off. First web link is Schubert&';s menacing song version, dramatically performed! Second web link is an eerie cartoon version that makes the different voices clear.


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Created: Jul 20, 2012

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