Maya Angelou: Study and response to "Still I Rise"

 “Still I Rise,” is the focus of a two-day exercise that asks learners to trace the development of the theme of emotional opposites (hopelessness/rising above adversity) by highlighting details in Maya Angelou’s poem. They then craft their own antonym poem of negative and positive emotions (left out/chosen, ugly/beautiful) that shows how they feel. Links to the poem and a short biography of Angelou are included.

7th - 8th English Language Arts 82 Views 131 Downloads
CCSS: Adaptable
Resource Details

Subjects
English Language Arts
3 more...
Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Instructional Design
Discussion
1 more...
Language
English
Duration
3 hrs

Be the first to comment


Join Lesson Planet Community, our free teacher discussion forum, to share ideas about this resource, and more.

Join the Conversation

What Members Say


Tracy W.
When I first started teaching, coming up with activities and lesson plans was nerve racking. Soon, the activities became boring year after year. Lesson Planet has helped me create lessons and activities that keeps students actively engaged. Thanks Lesson Planet.
Tracy W., Teacher