STOPPING BY THE WOODS ON A SNOWY EVENING - UNIT PLANS

A unit plan of 3 sessions with teaching and learning classroom resources on poetry comprehension – Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening by Robert Lee Frost.

After completing this unit students will be able to:

  • Analyse the poem to make a critical appreciation (session 1).
  • Identify the poetic devices and explain how they are used in the poem (session 2).
  • Annotate the lines of the poem with reference to context (session 3).

This Unit includes:

LESSON PREVIEW:

  • Poem and Summary (Scaffold Notes 1)
  • Poet, Introduction, and Setting (Scaffold Notes 2)

SESSION 1: POETRY ANALYSIS AND CRITICAL APPRECIATION

Discussion:

  • Poetry Forms (Scaffold Notes 3)
  • Poetry Structures (Scaffold Notes 4)
  • Poetry Analysis Guide (Scaffold Notes 5)
  • Poetry Analysis Template (Scaffold Notes 6)

Collaborative Group Tasks:

  • Pair-Share - Identification of Poetry Elements (Exercise 1)
  • Write-Share - Critical Appreciation of the Poem (Exercise 2)

Assessment - Poetry Analysis Rubrics (Scaffold Notes 7)
Differentiated Tasks - Planning to write a poems (Exercise 3)
Plenary - Online Quiz

SESSION 2: POETIC DEVICES IN POETRY AND THEIR USAGE

Discussion:

  • Comparison Devices (Scaffold Notes 8)
  • Sound Devices (Scaffold Notes 9)
  • Figures of Speech (Scaffold Notes 10)
  • Poetic Devices Prompts (Scaffold Notes 11)

Collaborative Group Tasks:

  • Pair-Share - Identification of poetic devices (Exercise 4)
  • Write-Share - Explanation of the Poetic devices as used in the poem (Exercise 5)

Assessment - Poetic Devices in Poetry Rubrics (Scaffold Notes 12)
Differentiated Tasks - Creating poems (Exercise 6)
Plenary - Online Quiz

SESSION 3: POETRY ANNOTATION AND REFERENCE TO CONTEXT

Discussion:

  • Annotation Guide (Scaffold Notes 13)
  • Annotation Template and Prompt (Scaffold Notes 14)
  • Explanation Prompts for Figures of Speech (Scaffold Notes 15)

Collaborative Group Tasks:

  • Pair-Share - Summarizing the meaning (Exercise 7)
  • Ask-Write - Identification of annotation elements (Exercise 8)
  • Write-Advance - Annotating the lines of the poem (Exercise 9)

Assessment - Annotation Rubrics (Scaffold Notes 16)
Differentiated Tasks - Analyzing poems (Exercise 10)
Plenary - Online Quiz

HOME LEARNING - Comprehension Questions (Exercise 11)
CCSS - Common Core Standards - ELA.LITERACY.RL.6-8.1-4
SKILLS - Social and Cognitive

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Created: Oct 28, 2016

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