October 13

The Road Not Taken

We are reading Robert Frost’s poem, The Road Not Taken. What do you think the poem is about?

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The Road Not Taken

By Robert Frost

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;
Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,
And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
*Pasted from http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/173536
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Posted October 13, 2014 by Mrs. McKelvey in category Uncategorized

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Hello my name is Karen McKelvey and I am a 3rd grade teacher at Curie Elementary School in San Diego, California. I began teaching at Curie Elementary in 2002. I feel fortunate to be part of such a great community. I love blogging with my students as it provides them with an authentic audience for their work. Collaborative group work and project-based learning are key components of my classroom. I completed my Masters degree in Educational Technology from San Diego State University in 2010. Many of the concepts/pedagogy and technologies I learned about in this program, like learning management systems, Google tools, and blogs are implemented in my classroom. Technology plays a key role in the learning that occurs in our classroom. We don’t learn about technology, we learn with technology. Students are engaged in activities that incorporate writing, research skills, critical and creative thinking skills, and much more on a daily basis.

3 thoughts on “The Road Not Taken

  1. shafferwriters

    Oh! One of my favorite poems and a perfect choice for fall. I feel the poem is about how the choices we make determine our journey through life.

    I should have introduced myself in the last comment! This is Ms. Clary for the Shaffer Writers.

  2. Karen

    I also think this poem is about making choices. Sometimes in life we have to make a choice between one thing or another. Choices can be tricky because my choices may be influenced by other people. What if other people disagree with my choice? Is that still the right choice for me? I think Robert Frost is saying that even though both paths “equally lay” you shouldn’t be afraid to take the road “less traveled” if that’s the right road for you.

  3. Hannah

    I loved this poem it was a great poem to teach kids and adults and what it meant for me was that you shouldn’t ever be afraid to take the road less traveled never ever.


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