“The Echoing Green”

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Examine William Blake's "The Echoing Green" and its message about youth. Learners read the poem and then respond to text-dependent questions as well as discussion-style questions.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Read and mark the poem as a class before sending individuals or partners off to respond to the questions
  • Use this in a unit about growing up or growing old
  • The discussion questions could be used for a class discussion or as essay or paragraph prompts
Classroom Considerations

  • Because the questions are just listed on the page, and one question includes a typo, you may wish to create your own worksheet to accompany the text (with edited questions)

  • Includes a copy of the poem
  • Provided questions require close reading and higher-level thinking 

  • The first question says people instead of poem