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Author Study: Robert Frost and Modern American Poets Discuss this eTheme.

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.

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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.
This site has an extensive biography of Robert Frost, commentary on his writing, several of his poems, and photos of the poet and his home. NOTE: Reading level is for older students.
After reading poetry by Robert Frost, students can write their own poems that are similar in style.
Students can read or listen to "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" and discuss their responses to the poem.
Launch the interactive to hear an animated reading of the poem with notes and commentary, a glossary, and short biography. NOTE: This site contains ads.
After analyzing narrative poetry by Robert Frost, students can write their own narrative poems.
This one-page PDF file contains important biographical facts about Robert Frost.
Read about the Stone House in Shaftsbury, Vermont, where Robert Frost once lived and wrote. This site has other features, including a biography, chronology, reading list, and free library.
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.
Read the text of the poem "Mending Wall," or watch a streaming video of former Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky as he reads it.
Here are tips for instructors when teaching and discussing Frost's poetry.
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.
Listen to audio recordings of Robert Frost reading selections of his own poetry.
This site lists, alphabetically, over 160 modern American poets, including Robert Frost and his contemporaries such as Ezra Pound, T. S. Eliot, Carl Sandburg, and others.
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.
Read a biography of this poet who was a contemporary of Robert Frost. Includes the text of his poem "The River-Merchant's Wife: A Letter." NOTE: This site leads to blogs and social networking sites.
Here is a short biography, photo, and one of T.S. Eliot's poems. NOTE: This site leads to blogs and social networking sites.
Here is a biography of Carl Sandburg, who wrote at the same time as Robert Frost but in a very different style. Includes several of Sandburg's poems and some commentary.
Read a biography of this poet and read his poem "The Red Wheelbarrow." NOTE: This site leads to blogs and social networking sites.
Here is a short biography, photo, and links to several of e.e. cummings' poems.
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.

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