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Author Study: Robert Frost and Modern American Poets
These resources are about the poet Robert Frost and his contemporaries. You will find biographical information, full-text poems, audio files, images, and lesson plans. Included are sites about other modern American poets such as Carl Sandburg, T. S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, and William Carlos Williams. Included are three related eThemes resources on poetry.
Here is a biography of Robert Frost. View photographs of Frost, click on links to selected poems, and listen to an audio file of the poet reading "The Road Not Taken." NOTE: This site includes links to social networking sites.
Click on "Lesson 22" to launch this cross-curricular lesson plan. Walls and barriers, such as the walls described in Robert Frost's "Mending Wall" and Pink Floyd's "The Wall" are contrasted and discussed. NOTE: Music and lyrics are not included.
This page has a short biography of Robert Frost and links to additional resources, including a video of the poem "After Apple-Picking." There are links to other modern poets for comparison. NOTE: This site links to a site with a discussion forum. Note: Teachers will want to preview any poems before use in the classroom.
Compare and contrast a Romantic and/or Victorian poem to a Modernist poem. Learn about the concept of "voice" in a poem. NOTE: This site makes mention of corporate sponsorship and links to commercial sites.
These sites are about poetry and writing poems for upper grade levels. There are many examples of poetry, including audio recordings of poets reading their work or people reading and talking about their favorite poems, as well as textual resources. There are lesson plans and activity ideas. Students can write their own poems, write a poem collaboratively, or organize a poetry slam. Includes the eThemes resource on poetry for elementary levels.
These sites provide examples of different forms of poetry written for kids. Includes haiku, acrostic, concrete, limerick, free verse, couplet, and cinquain. Students can read the examples and then create their own original poetry. Audio and video files are featured on some sites. Includes a link to eThemes Resources on poets and figurative language.
These sites feature authors who write poetry for children. Includes biographies of poets and examples of their work. Learn about Dr. Seuss, Shel Silverstein, Jack Prelutsky, Sara Holbrook, Edward Lear, and other poets. Included are eThemes Resources on writing poetry, figurative language, and poems and songs about rivers and ponds.