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Practice with Poetry—Robert Frost’s “Mending Walls”

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Using Robert Frost’s poem, “Mending Walls,” students will review important poetic devices, close read and annotate the text, view supporting multimedia, including clips that examine Donald Trump’s claim about needing a wall along our Southern border. Students will also view a TED Talk on Migration as a Human Right, work with multiple choice and short answers related to the poem, and evaluate a writing prompt for the poem. A photograph called, “Hope for a New Life,” involving a gap in a wired fence is explored. The photograph won the World Press Photo of the Year. In the poem by Robert Frost, the speaker describes an experience mending a fence with his neighbor, a symbolic poem for our times. These lessons prepare students for AP Literature and Language exams, Common Core extended response assessments, American Literature Course exams, the SAT essay and critical thinking activities.

In this resource there is a unique detailed rubric that can be used to score Socratic Seminars in a way that encourages organic fluid discussions. In the guide there is a step by step explanation on how to conduct a fish-bowl discussion with the rubric. The Socratic seminar acts as a poetry explication. The packet includes a complete lesson, common core standards, essential and key questions.

Tags: poetry explication, American Literature, Socratic Seminar, writing, poetry, AP Literature, AP Language, Pre-AP, borders, critical thinking, immigration
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