Dylan Thomas
Lesson plans and learning activities

Dylan Thomas
Biography and other links.

Dylan Thomas
Biography.

"A Child's Christmas in Wales"
Online text of the story.

Teacher Pack for Dylan Thomas

  • Lesson 1, "Memories of Christmas"
  • Lesson 2, "A Story"
  • Lesson 3, "Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night" (includes text of poem)
  • Lesson 4, "The Hand that Signed the Paper"
11 pages; Adobe Reader required.

Listen to Poetry
Scroll down to listen to Alfred Molina read "Do Not Go Gentle into that Good Night."

>"Do Not Go Gentle into that Good Night"
Video of actor Anthony Hopkins introducing and reading the poem. (2:31, downloadable from YouTube)

Dylan Thomas
Brief biography, links to texts of 6 poems, including "Do not Go Gentle into that Good Night" with a link to an audio version by Thomas himself.

Sharing with Stories: Holiday Books and Storytelling
After listening to "A Child's Christmas in Wales," students write holiday stories of their own and compile them into a book.

Types of Chiasmus: Numerical Chiasmus
This explanation of chiasmus uses the opening to "A Child's Christmas in Wales" as an example.