Lesson plans and learning activities
Biography and other links.
UK Teacher's Pack 1
Activities to support "Hunchback in the Park," "The Followers," "Fern Hill," "Holiday Memory," and "The Fight." Access requires Adobe Reader or compatible application.
UK Teacher's Pack 2
Activities to support "The Followers," "Memories of Christmas," "A Story," "Do not go Gentle into that Good Night," "The Hand that Signed the Paper," and a lesson pairing poems by Thomas with poems by Seamus Heaney and others. Access requires Adobe Reader or compatible application.
"A Child's Christmas in Wales"
Online text of the story.
Listen to Poetry
Scroll down to listen to Alfred Molina read "Do Not Go Gentle into that Good Night."
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.