Maya Angelou Teacher Resources
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Free Verse Poem - Graphic Organizer
Support your young writers as they explore the freedom and creative potential of a free verse poem. Based on a model poem written by Maya Angelou, this graphic organizer does an excellent job of helping learners form their unique ideas...
4th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Poetry Reading and Analysis Worksheet - "Woman Work" by Maya Angelou
Examine poetic structure and literary devices in this poetry activity, which uses "Woman Work." The first two pages provide the full text of the poem, which middle schoolers can annotate and highlight. They go on to complete a graphic...
7th - 9th
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...
7th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
Teacher Guide for Faster Passage: "Sympathy" and "Caged Bird" Poetry
New ReviewPrepare class members for formative assessments of student thinking in reading (FAST-R) with a resource that compares Paul Laurence Dunbar's "Sympathy" and Maya Angelou's "Caged Bird." Readers respond to 10 multiple choice questions and...
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
"And Still I Rise" Proud Black Women: Understanding the poetry of Maya Angelou through the lyrics of two female rappers.
Students examine the roles and contributions of African American women in the Arts as they research the biographies and artistic endeavors of Maya Angelou, Queen Latifah and Lauryn Hill. They explore these arts through dance, paint and...
8th - 12th
Dream in Color — Middle School
New ReviewCelebrate diversity with a toolkit designed to inspire young poets to develop their own voices. After examining poems by African American poets, individuals craft their own poetic stories. The packet features poems by Gwendolyn Brooks,...
6th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou: Fun Trivia Quiz
This Fun Trivia interactive, online quiz may be engaging for readers who want to self-assess their basic understanding of Angelou's I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings; however, I do not recommend it as a class assignment given the lack of...
8th - 12th