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Poetry Activities for Consonance w/ Robert Frost 'The Road Not Taken'

An educational teaching resource from The Language of Educational Art, LLC entitled Poetry Activities for Consonance w/ Robert Frost 'The Road Not Taken' downloadable at Teach Simple.
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Grade 9, 10, 11, 12





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This comprehensive poetry resource delves into the captivating literary concept of consonance through Robert Frost's timeless poem, "The Road Not Taken." Guided annotation, literary analysis (short answer and essay assignments), and a creative poem-writing activity are skillfully incorporated to provide a versatile and engaging exploration of consonance in literature.

Effortlessly adaptable, this resource can be utilized as bell ringers, short writing assignments, or sub plans by breaking it down into individual components. Alternatively, educators can seamlessly combine all three included activities to create a scaffolded poetry lesson spanning 1-2 weeks, immersing students in the melodic use of consonance in literature.

Teaching this resource is simple! Start by presenting and discussing the poem with the poem analysis activity, which makes an excellent bell ringer. Then, give students time to complete the guided annotation activity and answer the analysis question that accompany the lesson (answer key included!). Next, students have the opportunity to write their own poem using the poetic concept analyzed earlier. Finally, you can assess students understanding of the poem and its poetic concepts with a literary analysis essay. That essay assignment comes with a prompt, writing tips, peer review, and Common Core-aligned rubric!

Your TeachSimple download includes:

  • A POEM ANALYSIS ACTIVITY: Give students the opportunity to read Robert Frost's "The Road Not Taken” (text included) and analyze the poem via an annotation activity and accompanying analysis questions (answer key included). Ideal for a bell ringer!

  • A CREATIVE WRITING ASSIGNMENT: Provide students the opportunity to further develop their understanding of consonance with a creative poem writing assignment (tied to one Common Core Writing Standard). Ideal for sub plans!

  • A LITERARY ANALYSIS ESSAY: This essay assignment builds on students' thematic understanding of consonance and Robert Frost's "The Road Not Taken”. The assignment handout includes essay guidelines, analysis prompt, literary analysis writing tips, and a peer review checklist. The included rubric is tied to 4 Common Core ELA Standards and includes a link to an editable rubric that allows for grading customization and seamless integration into Google Classroom and many other Learning Management Systems (LMS's)

Although this resource can be fitted for any secondary Language Arts classroom, it has been carefully designed to work best in grades 9 through 12. The included rubric is subtly but specifically tied to Common Core ELA Standards for Language (1 and 2) and Writing (2 and 4). This resource is provided in print-ready, bookmarked, and adjustable PDF files and PowerPoint Show files.

This resource contains 5 pages and 1 Google Sheet.

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literary analysis literature creative writing poetry

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