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English 7

“Robert Frost: Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” Ms. Stormy Russell

STANDARDS: 1.2.7.A: Evaluate text organization and content to determine author’s purpose, point of view, and effectiveness according to the author’s position, accuracy, thoroughness, and use of logic. R7.A.1.3.1: Make inferences and/or draw conclusions based on information from the text OBJECTIVES: SW 1. Create one sentence each with a verb phrase (at least two verbs back-to-back) in it and identify whether the verb phrase is functioning as action or linking. (With the inspiration of pictures?) 2. Analyze and summarize “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” by completing a worksheet after reading/watching/listening to the poem and participating in discussion. ESSENTIAL QUESTION(S): 1. What two tests can you put to a verb or verb phrase to tell whether it is action or linking? a) Are you using a body part? - Action b) Can you substitute a linking verb for the verb in question? - linking MATERIALS: - Class Notecards -Paper copies of poem

-Youtube/pro. board -Worksheet

-Paper (bell ringer) -Discussion Ball

ACCOMMODATION: - Video/audio/textual representations of the poem PROCEDURE: 1. (5-7 min) Bell ringer. Summarizing → Verbal responses from volunteers and people on notecards who I draw. - Instruct students to create one sentence each with a verb phrase (at least two verbs back-to-back) in it and identify whether the verb phrase is functioning as action or linking. (With the inspiration of pictures?) Pull participants from notecards and call on volunteers. Ask how they came up with each verb and how they classified the type of verb phrase. 2. (7-9 min) “Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening.” Summarizing → worksheet and discussion. - Background info: show and explain Frost’s “Facebook” page. Read the events aloud, or let volunteers read them. - Watch video. 3. (7-10 min) Complete worksheet. Summarizing → discussion/going over answers - Hand out worksheets while explaining directions. 4. (20-24 min) Discussion/going over answers. Summarizing → verbal responses - Explain guidelines for the “Discussion Ball” (a stress ball). When one student has the Discussion Ball, others are not talking. When one student has finished giving his/her information using the Discussion Ball, that student is to throw the ball back to me. I will throw the ball to someone who has not yet spoken. Everyone must speak once, whether it is an answer to the questions on the worksheet or answering one of the discussion questions.

*Discussion questions: 1. Why does our speaker worry so much about who owns the woods? 2. What do you think about the idea that this poem is about death? Does that seem likely or unlikely? 3. What are a few examples of personification? 4. Why do you think that the speaker is tempted to stay in the woods? 5. What is the mood of the poem? 6. How would you summarize the poem in one sentence?