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Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening eNotes Teaching Guide

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  • Release Date: October 09, 2019
  • Subjects: Language Arts and Literature
  • Age Levels: Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, and Grade 9
  • Pages: 10
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This guide highlights some of the most salient aspects of the text before you begin teaching Robert Frost’s “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening.” Whether it’s your first or hundredth time, “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” has been a mainstay of English classrooms for generations. While it has its challenging spots—troubling subject matter, ambiguous language—teaching this poem to your class will be rewarding for you and your students. Studying “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” will give them unique insight into one of the most influential poems in American literature, the poet who penned it, and the powerful techniques he used. 


Our eNotes Teaching Guides have been designed to help first-time and veteran teachers open up classic works of literature for their students. Each guide provides creative and practical approaches to teaching the text, as well as rich background information, key plot points, and recommended texts.

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