PEARSON ADULT LEARNING CENTRE
“The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost
Discussion and Writing Assignment
October 8, 2004
Today, we’ll work together to make sure we
understand the poem. After we feel comfortable with our
understanding, we’ll begin a composition on a decision that we
have regretted making.
Students will share their
vocabulary sentences with the class. Some of the hard words:
bent, diverged, doubt, grassy, passing, sighed, trodden,
undergrowth, way, wood.
Discuss the poem with your
partner. Compare your summaries. Do you agree?
We’ll compare our thoughts on
the poem and work to understand each stanza together.
We have all made decisions in
life that, in future, we may tell others about “with a sigh.”
Such decisions have “made all the difference” in our lives
either for the better (or the worse).
Write about a decision you have
made that, like the speaker in Frost’s poem, you have some
regrets about making. Your decision will have made a large
difference to your present life.
Write a paragraph of about 125
words and bring it to class on Friday, October 15.
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