To a Mouse Poem by Robert Burns

This resource contains a number of activities related to the Robert Burns poem 'To a Mouse'.

It has resources which explore the Scots language used in the poem and it encourages learners to find definitions of words they may never have encountered before.

There is a comprehension text to enable the learners to understand the meaning behind the poem and a number of collaborative and independent comprehension activities. This resource would be useful for a class study on Robert Burns, a project on Scotland or for exploring different types of poetry and poets.

Resource downloads

On the right hand side of this page are a number of documents that you can download for free. Please note that the Teaching Notes and Resources can be found in the pdf document (the first item on the list), whilst the PowerPoint document(s) include(s) presentation(s) which you can display on your interactive board in your classroom.

Licence information

© The Bell Educational Trust Limited. This resource is free to use for educational purposes.

This resource was originally developed by C. McCormack and has been adapted for The Bell Foundation’s teaching materials and resources. The resource was formally referenced as EAL Nexus.