Absent students • Since you do not have the textbook, and you do not have the benefit of talking to peers, use the following slides, links and video clips to help you out. • In a moment, I am going to have you click on a link. DO NOT read the whole narrative poem. • Step 1: Click through a couple of the stanzas and screens to get an idea of what this poem is about. http://www.teachersfirst.com/lessons/highwayman/st1.cfm • Step 2: Advance to the next slide to watch the wordless clip. • Step 3: Use the link on this page to read the poem. • Step 4: Work through the rest of the slides.
Before we read continued… • We are going to watch a WORDLESS video clip that tells the story of this narrative poem. • Watch carefully to see if your prediction was correct… • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkWrA-KEP30 • We are going to read page 246 together.
The first read… • Follow along to see if you can figure out what happens to these characters. • Use the video clip from before to help you!
Read #1 Follow up questions • So…what happened? Who was left alive at the end? • How do you know?
The second read… • This time we will have a different narrator. See if you are able to answer the following questions: • How did the redcoats know where and how to find the highwayman? • How did the highwayman know NOT to return to the inn? What did Bess make sure happened so he would not come back? • Think of her sacrifice. Was it noble (meaning for a good purpose), or was it pointless? It cannot be both!! • What other character have we “met” this year who is similar to The Highwayman when he heard bad news? • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=teq2m0BN-Wo