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Activity Overview

For this activity, students will analyze a part of "The Road Not Taken. Students should think about what Frost means to say in these lines, in more “kid friendly” terms. Students will make a 1 cell storyboard, depicting the meaning of the part that they have chosen. Teachers may choose to have students analyze different parts of the poem to expand the assignment.

Analysis Examples

“And both that morning equally lay in leaves no step had trodden black.” This means that both paths had not yet been muddied by footsteps.

”Two roads diverged in a wood, and sorry I could not travel both and be one traveler, long I stood.” This means that they stood for a long time, contemplating which path they should take.

”Yet knowing how way leads on to way, I doubted if I should ever come back.” The speaker is saying that they will most likely not be able to come back to the other road, because the path they takes will lead to other paths, and then to other paths, and so on. They will eventually be far from the two original choices.

Template and Class Instructions

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Objective:Make a single cell storyboard that analyzes and illustrates a part of the poem.

Student Instructions:

  1. Click "Start Assignment".
  2. In the heading, write the line or lines of the poem.
  3. Illustrate each example using scenes, characters, and items.
  4. In the description box, write what you think the line or lines mean.
  5. Save and exit when you're done.

Lesson Plan Reference

Grade Level 6-8

Difficulty Level 3 (Developing to Mastery)

Type of Assignment Individual

Common Core Standards
  • [ELA-Literacy/RL/6/2] Determine a theme or central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments
  • [ELA-Literacy/RL/7/2] Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text; provide an objective summary of the text
  • [ELA-Literacy/RL/8/2] 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

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