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.
1 Session: 1.5 Hours
“Inspired by...” — Handout
What Your Students Will Learn
Your students will write imaginatively about a neighborhood meaningful to them in order to gain a personal experience into how writers explore the places around them.
Common Core Alignments
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.
Use narrative techniques, such as dialogue, description, and pacing, to develop experiences and events or show the responses of characters to situations.
Use concrete words and phrases and sensory details to convey experiences and events precisely.
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences.
Use narrative techniques, such as dialogue, pacing, and description, to develop experiences, events, and/or characters.
Use precise words and phrases, relevant descriptive details, and sensory language to convey experiences and events.
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.