The Highwayman - teaching resource

The Highwayman Teaching Resources

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The Highwayman teaching resources

A resource made up of a 128-slide editable PowerPoint, 26 worksheets and a unit of work overview for teaching The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes

This teaching unit is made up of 15 engaging four-part lessons. Each lesson includes a starter activity, an introduction, a development and a plenary.  All PowerPoint slides are editable and contain a wide range of activities for pupils of all abilities:

Contents include:

activities to develop knowledge of the poem’s plot 

analysis of the characters of The Highwayman, Bess and Tim the ostler

exploration of the key themes 

developing knowledge and understanding of the features of poetry – similes, metaphors, building tension, tone and mood

Using Point/Evidence/Explain to write about poetry

Alfred Noyes's 'message' – exploring the author's purpose

cloze and sequencing activities to consolidate understanding 

analysis of language in key verses

hot seating activities

empathy question - diary writing task

To preview our teaching resources for The Highwayman please click on the PowerPoint images opposite.

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