Ideas for using the poem ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas’. Ideal for teachers exploring Christmas themed poetry with their pupils, or discussing Christmas traditions. The content is suitable for one or two lessons. The resource contains:
- A useful PPT which contains: the poem; supporting visual images; background information about the poem and the poet; ideas for discussion and follow-up activities.
- A copy of the poem. Useful for pupils to make annotations or highlight.
- Two differentiated worksheets. Worksheet A contains a straightforward literal task and an activity requiring pupils to visualise aspects of the poem. Worksheet B is more challenging and contains tasks linked to exploring the poet’s use of language and expressing opinion.