Lesson Plan

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde: Poems for Two Voices

"That man is not truly one, but truly two." The Strange Case of  Dr. Jekyll and Mr Hyde offers readers a change to craft a poem combining words and phrases from Robert Lewis Stevenson's novella to create a poem for two voices. The resource suggests using poems from Paul Fleischman's Joyful Noise as examples.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Project the image from the assignment sheet to model the two voices concept
  • Have writer's illustrate their poem and post them about the classroom
Classroom Considerations
  • The lesson requires the purchase of Paul Fleischman's Joyful Noise
  • The activity encourages readers to consider both the differences and similarities of the two aspects of the main character
  • No models are included