The Road Not Taken Lesson Plan

Instructor: Sharon Linde

Sharon has a Masters of Science in Mathematics

Review key concepts from the poem 'The Road Not Taken' by Robert Frost, including theme and symbolism, with this lesson plan. After reading the poem, students will view video-based lessons, then apply knowledge with an activity.

Learning Objectives

After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • identify theme and symbolism in The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost
  • summarize and analyze The Road Not Taken


1-2 hours


  • Copies of the poem The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost, one for each student
  • Paper
  • Pencils/pens
  • Colored pencils

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.8.1

Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.8.2

Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to the characters, setting, and plot; provide an objective summary of the text.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.8.5

Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.

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