Students like reading Robert Frost’s poetry because it is written in such a simple, effortless way. This helps them to ferret out the deeper meanings in his poetry.
This lesson contains teacher instructions, a short review of Frost’s craft, a copy of the poem, a worksheet over the poem, and the KEY.
This poem fits with another lesson I have on TpT titled, “Interpreting the Poetry of Robert Frost.” In this lesson, students are put in groups and each group interprets one of the following poems: “Mending Wall,” “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening,” “Out, Out—,” “Birches,” or “Fire and Ice.” Then, students must add a song whose lyrics and message match the theme in Frost’s poem they have interpreted. Students then give a group presentation to the class on their assigned poem and song. Finally, there is short essay assignment with it also.
For this short lesson, the following Common Core Standards are covered:
By the end of grade 9, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, in the grades 9-10 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.
By the end of grade 10, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, at the high end of the grades 9-10 text complexity band independently and proficiently.