The Highwayman

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  1. Gathering ideas phase
    writing tasks:
    • Responding to
    • Writing in role
    • Storyboarding and
    storytelling orally
    • Performing poetry
    • Presenting information
    Unit outcome 1:
    Narrative Poetry

  2. The road was a ribbon of moonlight over the purple moor,
    And the highwayman came riding-
    The highwayman came riding, up to the old inn-door.

    In Alfred Noyes’s thrilling poem, charged with drama and tension, we ride with the highwayman and recoil from the terrible fate that befalls him and his sweetheart Bess, the landlord’s daughter. The vivid imagery of the writing is matched by Charles Keeping’s haunting illustrations.

  3. Cross curricular: Art

    Themes: poetry, drama, tension

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