ERIC Number: ED225358
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
With Robert Frost in Tesolonia.
A teacher's guide and exercises for teaching poetry by Robert Frost to English as a second language students are presented. Suggestions are presented for developing meanings for words and other meaningful units through the use of realia, pictures, demonstrations, definitions, context clues, paraphrasing, completion exercises, solving and creating riddles and puzzles, creating diorama, and translation. The following poems are examined: "Dust of Snow,""Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening," and "The Road Not Taken." For each poem, sequenced questions that will result in the story being recapitulated and discussion questions are presented, along with a paraphrase of the poem. Suggestions for helping students memorize the poems and pronounce words are offered, and word lists, including rhyming words, are presented. It is suggested that students' vocabulary can be expanded through the use of demonstration, and completion exercises can be used as a learning activity and/or an evaluation activity. Vocabulary development can focus on the poem's synonyms, antonyms, homonyms, which are listed, along with word definitions. Words for spelling practice are listed in six ways: the order in which they appear in the poem, reverse order, alphabetical order, reverse alphabetical order, and the order of word length (shortest to longest and longest to shortest). Riddles and puzzles are also included. (SW)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Educational Games, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Poetry, Pronunciation Instruction, Questioning Techniques, Spelling Instruction, Teaching Methods, Visual Aids, Vocabulary Development
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Frost (Robert)
Note: In "Selected Papers from the Illinois TESOL/BE Annual Convention" (10th, Chicago, IL, February 26-27, 1982).