Looking for a narrative poem which will engage students in Years 7 to 10? 'Flannan Isle' is based on an incident in 1900 when three men mysteriously disappeared without trace from a lighthouse off the coast of Scotland.
Told from the point of view of one of the discoverers of the disappearance, this 'spooky' poem is open-ended, leaving it up to the reader to come up with a solution to the mystery. Great for generating discussion and teaching the skill of inferential reading.
Below you can download a lesson plan for 'Flannan Isle', teachers background notes and a copy of the poem itself.