Robert Frost Teaching Links

Modern American Poetry: Robert Frost (1874-1963)
A collection of critical, historical, and biographical information at the Modern American Poetry site.

A Frost Bouquet: Robert Frost, His Family, and the Clifton Waller Barrett Library of American Literature, University of Virginia.
A collection of manuscripts from The Robert Frost Collection assembled by Clifton Waller Barrett now at the University of Virginia. Some original documents are available for on-line viewing.

“Robert Frost in the Petri Dish” by Karen Glenn
Using his poems to teach global warming, astronomy, botany, and just about everything else in middle school science class.


Robert Frost Sample Lesson Plans

“Cause and Effect” (grade 3)

“Socratic Seminar Format for Frost Poems” (grades 4-12)

“Poems that Tell a Story: Narrative and Persona in the Poetry of Robert Frost” (grades 6-8)

“Robert Frost’s ‘Mending Wall’: A Marriage of Poetic Form and Content” (grades 9-12)

“Choose Something Like a Star” (grades 9-12)

“Robert Frost Prompts the Poet in You” (grades 6-12)


General Poetry Teaching Sources on the Web

The Academy of American Poets
The sponsor of National Poetry Month, The Academy of American Poets provides an extensive and searchable site on American poetry both historical and contemporary. There are great Frost links and a section for educators providing poetry curricula, forums, teaching tips, and poem texts.

The Favorite Poem Project
The website for The Favorite Poem Project (a partnership among Boston University, the Poetry Society of America, and the Library of Congress with major funding from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Carnegie Corporation of New York) includes links for the project itself; poetry lesson plans for elementary, middle, and high school students; community events; the favorite poem videos and books; and an interactive link for submitting favorite poems.

The National Endowment for the Humanities EdSITEment: the Best of the Humanities on the Web
The site provides a collection of humanities resources from museums, libraries, and universities as well as individual lesson plans searchable by subject category. Sponsorship comes from the NEH in partnership with the National Trust for the Humanities and the Verizon Foundation.

The National Poetry Foundation
The official site of the National Poetry Foundation, it contains helpful links and teaching tools for poets past and present, including a searchable archive of poems and articles.

PBS NewsHour Poetry
A helpful site with a variety of poetry resources and interactive poetry links, including Favorite Poem Project broadcasts.

A searchable collection of lesson plans provided by ReadWriteThink, a partnership between the International Reading Association (IRA), the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), and the Verizon Foundation.

Yale National Initiative to Strengthen Teaching In Public Schools
Yale University’s extensive archive of curriculum units submitted by teachers participating in The Yale National Initiative. The archive is searchable by key words and units are usually 2 weeks in length.