Warning - Some Prep Time Required but not much
Sometimes it is important to understand exactly what a poem means and what it does not mean to gain understanding. Sometimes it is appropriate with short poems to rewrite them in your own words to gain meaning and understanding.
“Nothing Gold Can Stay” helps us understand the entire theme of “The Outsiders” but for us to uncover the theme, we must first uncover the real meaning of this Frost Classic.
Directions- You are given two boards containing the original poem. One board is for Antonyms and one board is for Synonyms. You also have a word bag containing the words you will need to cover the poem. These words are antonyms and synonyms of each word within the poem. After, you finish putting the words in their proper place, record the new translation on your sheet. Read this new translation and describe in two to three sentences how this new translation enhances the way you understand the poem. Record your new theme for each translation.
Teacher Directions- Print out original boards on hard card stock or on colored paper. The amount of boards depend on how many you want in each group (suggested two to four) 2 boards a group. Try to print the two board on different colored paper, one for the antonyms, one for the synonyms. Then print out an antonym board and a synonym board for each group (both different colors). Cut up antonyms and Synonyms and put in separate bags.Also, print each student a worksheet.