Morning in the Burned House

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Pupils explore Margaret Atwood's use of literary devices such as symbolism and metaphor in Morning in the Burned House, and then follow their reading of the poem with text-based and discussion questions.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • After concluding your work with the worksheet, ask students to consider how answering text-based questions first may have helped them to provide more thorough responses to the following discussion questions
Classroom Considerations

  • Note that question #3 is missing symbols for learners to identify. Choose some symbols that you find compelling and that you would like to discuss in greater detail
  • Pupils should have foundational knowledge of identifying poetic elements before beginning this worksheet
Pros

  • Full text of poem included
  • Analysis questions focus on important poetic elements, such as tone, symbolism, and voice
  • Discussion questions are sure to spark insightful discussion
Cons

  • None