Lesson plans and teaching resources
Biography and other links.
- 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"
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)
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.
Text of the poem.
Until he was eleven years old, Dylan Thomas often visited his Uncle Jack and Aunty Ann at the Fernhill house near Llangain, where they were tenants. See what it looks like today.
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.