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For the next few days you will reading reading a poem. - The Highwayman written by Alfred Noyes


This poem starts out with a highwayman (that's a robber who holds people up on the road) visiting his girlfriend Bess at her father's inn. He's on the move (apparently he's got some robbing to do) so he only has time for one kiss. He promises that he'll be back by the next night at the latest.


Day 3    Wednesday 24th February 2021

LO: To use inference and retrieval skills.


1. Write the  Day/ Date/ LO:


2. Watch the presentation below and make notes. 


3. You WILL need to read the poem several times. 


4.  There is lots of new vocabulary in the poem. Look up words and phrases you are unsure         of and make a list of of them with their definitions.


      Eg: a torrent of darkness - very dark and windy on that fateful night


       You should have a list of at least 12 words or phrases.


5. Remember to email your work to your class teacher.



The Highwayman