The Road Not Taken Lesson Plan

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Lesson objective: Students will be able to explain the meaning of the poem.

Length: 1 class period (50 minutes)



Robert Frost (1874-1963) is one of the most famous American poets. He won many Pulitzer prizes (the highest award for writers in the US) and was a poet laureate (a poet appointed by a country to write poems for official ceremonies).

Vocabulary:

Read and discuss the The Road Not Taken:

The theme of the poem is that our choices do make a big difference in our lives and that there is no way to go back and change them.

Rhyming scheme = ABAAB, CDCCD, etc.

Discussion questions:

  1. What choices have you made in your life that you are happy about? Which ones would you like to go back and change?
  2. Should people be free to make their own choices or is it better to follow parents and society?


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