Your students will gain a deeper understanding of the themes of The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton when they analyze the poem "Nothing Gold Can Stay" by Robert Frost and write their own "stay gold" poems.
This resource includes:
⚬ Initial impressions & vocabulary preview
⚬ Paraphrase activity
⚬ Comprehension questions
⚬ Tone analysis
⚬ Higher order thinking questions -- connecting the poem & the novel
⚬ Essay writing prompt
⚬ Steps to write your own "stay gold" poem
⚬ Complete answer key and essay rubric
⚬ The poem "Nothing Gold Can Stay" is not included in this resource since it isn't in the public domain.
Reasons to love this resource:
⚬ ready to use to add depth and complexity to your students' study of this great novel! Print and use!
⚬ help students make strong connections between texts -- the novel & the poem
⚬ creative writing opportunity for your students to show what "stay gold" means to them
⚬ great introduction to DIDLS
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