Going for Water – Session 1
Conduct this session in the classroom.
- Divide the class into groups of 3–5 students each, and give each student a copy of the Study Guide for Robert Frost's "Going for Water" PDF • Word.
- Before the groups begin, examine the study guide together. Point out that there are three sections that the students will complete within their group and that the last section will be done when the class as a whole discusses the poem at the end of the session. Explain that students should read a poem multiple times in order to understand the words, imagery, and mood of the poem. Some questions are best answered before reading the poem; some, while reading the poem; and others, after reading the poem.
- Have students read Robert Frost's "Going for Water" (see Resources) and complete the first three sections of the study guide.
- When the groups are ready, share answers to check for understanding. Then discuss and complete the fourth section of the study guide ("To be discussed with the whole class").