Nothing Gold Can Stay

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See you you keep your pupils' poetry analysis skills gold by requiring them to look closely at Robert Frost's "Nothing Gold Can Stay." Learners read the poem and respond to text-based and discussion questions.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Pair this worksheet with your study of The Outsiders, by S.E. Hinton, which features the poem
  • Analyze several of Frost's famous poem alongside this one
  • While listed as discussion questions, you could use the questions on the final page as essay prompts as well
Classroom Considerations

  • You may wish to provide additional scaffolding to more fully support learners as they examine and write about this text; perhaps allow for partner work or complete the text-based questions together and assign the discussion questions for homework

  • A copy of the poem along with a couple of helpful footnotes is provided on the first page of the resources
  • Questions require learners to look back into the text and use higher-level thinking skills

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