Lesson plans and learning activities
Biography and other links.
"A Child's Christmas in Wales"
Online text of the story.
- 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.
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.