THE ROAD NOT TAKEN : UNIT PLANS AND RESOURCES

A unit plan with 3 sessions on poetry comprehension – The Road Not Taken by Robert 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).

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 - Paraphrasing the poem to its literal meaning (Exercise 1)
  • Ask-Write - Inferring the character of the speaker (Exercise 2)
  • Write-Advance – Critical appreciation of the poem (Exercise 3)
    Assessment - Poetry Analysis Rubrics (Scaffold Notes 7)
    Differentiated Tasks - Planning to write poems (Exercise 4)
    Plenary – Answering poetry elements questions (Exercise 5)

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 – Meaning of expressions used in the poem (Exercise 6)
  • Ask-Write - Identification of poetic devices (Exercise 7)
  • Write-Advance - Explanation of the poetic devices (Exercise 8)
    Assessment - Poetic Devices in Poetry Rubrics (Scaffold Notes 12)
    Differentiated Tasks - Creating poems (Exercise 9)
    Plenary – Answering poetic devices questions (Exercise 10)

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 11)
  • Ask-Write - Identification of annotation elements (Exercise 12)
  • Write-Advance - Annotating the lines of the poem (Exercise 13)
    Assessment - Annotation Rubrics (Scaffold Notes 16)
    Differentiated Tasks - Presenting answers in poem form (Exercise 14)
    Plenary - Answering multiple choice questions (Exercise 15)

Home Learning:

  • Comprehension Questions (Exercise 16)
  • Online Quizzes - 4
  • Online Comprehension Passages - 4
    Common Core Standards - ELA.LITERACY.RL.6-8.1-4
    Skills - Social and Cognitive

Here are some possible uses for these in your classroom:

  • To challenge early finishers
  • For effective tutoring
  • As ESL stations and sub tubs
  • As holiday work and homework
  • For small group collaborations
  • For an end of unit assessments
  • For reinforcement and enrichment
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Created: Jan 31, 2017

Updated: Mar 9, 2019

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