OUT, OUT . . . by Robert Frost; Close Reading

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Arlene Manemann
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8th - 11th, Higher Education, Homeschool
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For the poem "OUT, OUT . . . " this Close Reading lesson includes:

- teacher suggestions,

- the text of the poem,

- instructions for underlining,

- a First Impressions graphic organizer type handout,

- Focus Questions for poem details, with answer key,

- Analysis Questions - both textual and poetic style, including allusion to Shakespeare,

- Essential Question,

- and comparisons with other poetry

CCSS ELA RL 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9; W 1

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For other Robert Frost poetry studies, click here:

Mending Wall

The Master Speed

The Death of the Hired Man

I also sell a bundle of four of Frost's poems.

Four Frost Poems

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12 pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to the characters, setting, and plot; provide an objective summary of the text.
Analyze how particular lines of dialogue or incidents in a story or drama propel the action, reveal aspects of a character, or provoke a decision.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including analogies or allusions to other texts.
Analyze how differences in the points of view of the characters and the audience or reader (e.g., created through the use of dramatic irony) create such effects as suspense or humor.


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