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.
“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.
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Objective:Make a single cell storyboard that analyzes and illustrates a part of the poem.
Grade Level 6-8
Difficulty Level 3 (Developing to Mastery)
Type of Assignment IndividualCommon Core Standards