Old Possums Book of Practical Cats Study Guide

Poetry Writing in Homeschool

Poetry can be a challenge when it should be a delight. Written to accompany British poet T.S. Eliot’s imaginative 1939 collection of poems, this literature study guide by Sabrina Justison helps you get the most out of Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats.

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Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats Study Guide

Suggested writing assignments:

  • encourage students to write a dramatic critique of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical inspired by these poems.
  • encourage students to respond to whether T. S. Eliot was writing about cat personalities or human personalities

This NO-busywork study guide enriches the reading of the book for your homeschooled high school student.

Cats Study Guide

is an EBook curriculum complete with:

  • background information
  • vocabulary
  • discussion questions by poem
  • suggested writing assignment
  • answer key

This product downloads as two separate PDF files. One file is intended for student use. This document contains fillable fields so students can type their answers directly into the guide. The other document is the answer key, intended for the parent.

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