End of Year Compare and Contrast Poetry - Gaming - Robert Frost

End of Year Compare and Contrast Poetry - Gaming - Robert Frost
End of Year Compare and Contrast Poetry - Gaming - Robert Frost
End of Year Compare and Contrast Poetry - Gaming - Robert Frost
End of Year Compare and Contrast Poetry - Gaming - Robert Frost
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24 Interactive Games and Activities - Self-Grading Tests (option to print)

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Compare and Contrast: "The Road Not Taken" by Robert Frost and "Autobiography In Five Chapters" by Portia Nelson

This poetry lesson packs a punch, when it comes to integrating state standards. More importantly, the timeless poetry will echo throughout your students’ lives forever. On the surface, the poems are easy, until I ask someone to explain the deep meaning. It’s fun to watch kids' faces, as the lights click on throughout guided discussions. This lesson was written for kids of all ages, including adults. You can teach it at any point during the school year, but it works especially well at the beginning of the year, when you are trying to form a classroom family. It also fits well near the end of the school year, when you are sending your students up ahead on the pathways of their own lives, with difficult choices in their future. Students always want personal copies, and they love it when grandparents share a passion for the same poetry we are studying in class. The timeless messages within the poetry, will help your students connect to the curriculum, to poetry, and to one another. If you don’t like poetry, you will, and this will be one of your favorite units, year after year.



Online Flashcards, Interactive Learn Link, and timed Matching Game.

Special needs and ESL students will greatly benefit from Audible Learn Links.

Share and Link All Games and Activities to Classroom Newsletters and Web Sites.

♥Check back for Poetic Terms Posters add-on, and more. As this unit grows, you can download updates with your purchase.♥



• Index – p. 1

• Lesson Plans – p. 2

• Unit Intro and Figurative Language Cards – p. 3

• Poem: Autobiography In Five Short Chapters– p. 4

• Reflections– p. 5

• Holes Graphic Organizer – p. 6

• Discussion Check List – Autobiography In Five Short Chapters – p. 7

• Poem and Reflections: The Road Not Taken – p. 8

• Discussion Check List – The Road Not Taken – p. 9

• Choice Graphic Organizer – p. 10

• Reflections Rough Draft – p. 11

• Reflections Final Draft – p. 12

• Techie Compare and Contrast Warm-Up Activity – p. 13

• Compare and Contrast Venn Diagram (student copy) – p. 14

• Compare and Contrast Venn Diagram (key)– p. 15

• Compare and Contrast Rough Draft – p. 16

• Compare and Contrast Final Draft – p. 17

• Rubric – p. 18

• Techie Resources – Gaming Options – Newsletter Links - pp. 19, 20

• Inspirational Quote Posters - pp. 21-30

• Credits – p. 31


Please note that due to copyright laws, only song lyrics and poems published prior to 1923 can be legally reproduced in a commercial product. Therefore, links to digital safe-linked versions are included, if applicable. Thanks for your understanding.


4A-SS onomatopoeia

8A-RS simile

8A-RS metaphor

8A-RS idiom

8A-RS personification

4A-SS internal rhyme: rhyme within a line

4A-SS rhyme scheme: rhyme scheme

line break: space between lines

stanza: group of lines

free: no rules

4A-SS alliteration

8A-RS sensory detail: appeals to senses

4A-SS rhythm

Figure 19D-SS: Make inferences

Figure 19E-SS: Summarize and paraphrase

Figure 19F-RS:  make connections (e.g., thematic links, author analysis) between and across multiple texts of various genres and provide textual evidence.

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Clip Art, Fonts, and Graphics

June Shanahan – Dog On It Designs






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30 pages
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