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Inspired by Under Milk Wood

By Miriam Nash, Ministry of Stories and BBC History

In this lesson, students will emulate Dylan Thomas’ famous drama, Under Milk Wood. Students will create imaginative works of fiction that examine their neighborhood in order to bring it to life.


Grades 5–6


Narrative, Poetry


1 Session: 1.5 Hours

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What Your Students Will Produce

Students will identify a neighborhood of significance to them and, through several writing exercises and mentor texts, will dive into that significance and meaning through maps, narratives, and poetry.

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