Dylan Thomas
Lesson plans and learning activities

Dylan Thomas
Biography and other links.

Dylan Thomas
Biography.

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.



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