Lucille Clifton Teacher Resources
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A Poem's Theme
Show young poets how to use the main idea and voice to determine the theme of a poem. Model the steps using Listen Children. Lucille Clifton’s This Morning provides guided practice. Finally, class members use Nikki Giovanni’s Legacies for independent practice.
4th - 6th Language Arts 31 Views 89 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Friendships and Differences
Students complete a variety of activities related to the book "My Friend Jacob" by Lucille Clifton. They complete a graphic organizer web about friendship qualities, and participate in a discussion about friendship. In small groups they create a commercial about friends, and complete journal entries about point of view.
5th - 9th Language Arts 10 Views 45 Downloads
Homage to My Hips Theme of Appearances
In this reading comprehension worksheet, students respond to 3 short answer and essay questions based on themes of appearance in "homage to my hips." Students may also complete their choice of 3 reading activities suggested.
11th - Higher Ed Language Arts 3 Views 0 Downloads
Homage to My Hips Theme of Women and Femininity
For this reading comprehension worksheet, students respond to 4 short answer and essay questions based on themes of women and femininity in "homage to my hips." Students may also complete their choice of 3 reading activities suggested.
11th - Higher Ed Language Arts 3 Views 0 Downloads
Homage to My Hips Theme of Sexuality and Sexual Identity
For this reading comprehension worksheet, students respond to 4 short answer and essay questions based on themes in "Homage to my Hips." Students may also complete their choice of 3 reading activities suggested.
12th - Higher Ed Language Arts 3 Views 1 Download
Homage to My Hips Theme of Strength and Skill
In this reading comprehension worksheet, students respond to 3 short answer and essay questions based on themes of strength and skill in "homage to my hips." Students may also complete their choice of 3 reading activities suggested.
9th - Higher Ed Language Arts 5 Views 4 Downloads
Dream in Color
Try out a packet of poetry materials to kick-start a poetry unit. Made up of poetry written by black poets, this resource provides three themed sections (family and friends, sports, and dreams) that can be used however you see fit. Each section includes a main poem, background information about the topic and poem, discussion questions, activities, and additional poems that relate to the theme of the section.
6th - 9th Language Arts 20 Views 19 Downloads
Writing and Autobiography
Are you working on an autobiographical or narrative writing unit? Bring this lesson to your class, as it takes young writers through the process of drafting and sequencing an autobiography. After observing and demonstrating steps of the writing process, they read and discuss examples of poetry, and write a letter to themselves.
5th - 8th Language Arts 22 Views 308 Downloads
The Palm of My Heart: Poetry By African American Children
Elementary students explore African American culture by reading children's poetry. They read the book, The Palm of My Heart which features poetry by an assortment of young African American boys and girls. Students define several vocabulary terms from the book and answer study questions based on the poems and book.
1st - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 14 Views 116 Downloads
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7th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 0 Downloads
Introduction to Poetry Part I-- The Three Pillars of Poetry
In these poetry writing worksheets, learners learn the power of words and the ability of the poet to say a great deal with a few well-chosen words. Students learn the 3 pillars of poetry: Emotion (makes you feel something), Image (makes you see something) and Music (makes you hear the music of the words.
5th - 6th Language Arts 28 Views 245 Downloads
American Women Who Shaped the Civil Rights Movement Explored Through the Literature of Eloise Greenfield
Examine the women who contributed to the Civil Rights movement. In groups, children read excerpts of writings from Eloise Greenfield and research the women she mentions using the internet. To end the lesson, they create a timeline of events based on the information they gathered.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 4 Views 57 Downloads
Celebrate A People!
Students explore African-American students literature as an integral building block in empowering all students to a better awareness when reading and writing. They use as a productive Social Studies tool for overall understanding of the culture.
K - 2nd Visual & Performing Arts 46 Views 73 Downloads
African American Poetry: Songs of Protest and Pride
Students are introduced to various time periods in history in which African Americans wrote songs and poetry to cope. In groups, they travel between different stations to listen or read poems and music from the Civil War period, Civil Rights Movement, etc.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 28 Views 103 Downloads