This lesson has four poems to be interpreted and a fifth Frost poem is in a FREEBIE I offer in my store. The title of it is “Interpreting ‘Fire and Ice’ by Robert Frost.” I would use that as part of this assignment so the class is working with five of Robert Frost’s poems.
There are two ways for students to complete this lesson with the first being how I designed the lesson to be used. Divide the class into five groups and give each a poem and the interpreting worksheet provided. After the group has completed this, they are to provide a song (whose lyrics are class appropriate) and whose theme is the same or very similar to the one they have discovered in the Frost poem. The group then gives an oral presentation of the poem and the song to the class. All instructions for this are provided. Finally, the students will individually write a short essay.
The second option is to have each student (or with a partner) interpret all the poems on his/her own and write the short essay. They do not bring in the music with this assignment.
This is a great way to enliven the study of Robert Frost’s poetry by letting students bring music to the class.
The lesson contains:
• All teacher instructions
• A short biography of Robert Frost
• A copy of the four poems
• An interpretation worksheet for each poem with all KEYs
• An instruction handout on how the oral presentations using music are to be handled
• An assignment handout with instructions for students writing a short essay if they did the first assignment with music
• An assignment handout with instructions for students writing a short essay if they did the second assignment without music
Many Common Core elements are aligned with this lesson. Students have great fun with this when they get to bring in music.