Support your students as they learn to enjoy and interpret poetry...all while helping them prepare for the Texas STAAR test! This product includes 10 STAAR formatted comprehension questions for Robert Frost's poem "The Road Not Taken." This text and questions are designed for students in 5th through 8th grade and are built around the TEKS (Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills).
UPDATE: Now includes answer key!
*This selection works great as part of a "Poem of the Week" routine
*Read and discuss the poem throughout the week to build fluency and comprehension
*Choral or partner read the poem to improve fluency
*Use the questions as an assessment at the end of the week OR spiral comprehension skills by answering a question or two a day after a short mini-lesson
*Direct teach vocabulary from the poem and/or questions
*For greater impact, use the selection with a guided reading or literature circle group and have students answer questions after discussing the poem with their peers
As a Texas teacher, the products I make are designed around the standards for the state of Texas, known as the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) and are carefully crafted to help students be successful on the Texas STAAR test. I use the rigor of the TEKS and released STAAR assessments as models and guides when putting together lessons and materials for my students. Thus, I am careful to post products that, in my judgment, align with these standards. I am not affiliated in any way with these entities and any and all claims of alignment are my claims, not those of the groups behind the TEKS or STAAR test. Please contact me if you have questions.