The Pied Piper of Hamelin

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Is it a story of greed? Opportunism? Revenge? Robert Browning's poetic retelling of the German legend of the Pied Piper is the focus of a comprehension exercise that asks readers to cite evidence from the poem to support answers to text-based and more open-ended discussion questions. Also included in the resource are other texts that can be paired with the poem.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have groups research other versions of the story, note differences, and offer explanations for why the stories vary
Classroom Considerations

  • Some readers may struggle with the language of the poem
Pros

  • Readers must support their responses with evidence from the poem
Cons

  • None
Common Core