What is the poem’s setting? Identify the time of the events in the poem.
Reread the second stanza. Name the main idea and one supporting detail.
Based on the first page, what do you think the theme, or the big idea, of the poem will be?
What was Paul Revere’s friend doing before he heard the British soldiers marching to their boats?
What caused Paul Revere’s friend to climb the tower of Old North Church?
Why do you think Paul Revere’s friend feels “secret dread”?
What does the phrase “ a line of black that bends and floats” in the first verse on p.240 mean?
What events could you add to a time line to help identify the order of events?