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The Letter H with Maya Angelou and Herry

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Maya Angelou plays a clapping game with Herry that focuses on the letter "H." Herry thinks of various words that start with "H", and ends the video in a happy hug.
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The Poetry of Maya Angelou

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Maya Angelou's work reflects her passion for life, civil rights, and justice for all. A collection of 12 primary sources provide scholars with insight into this amazing woman. The set includes photographs, articles, recordings of...
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Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise | Maya Angelou and the 1993 Inaugural Poem: “On the Pulse of Morning”

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
President Bill Clinton asked Maya Angelou to deliver a poem as part of his 1993 Inaugural Ceremony. Class members watch a clip of Angelou's presentation, do a close reading of the full text of the poem, and respond to discussion...
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M: My Name Is Maya

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Elmo and Maya Angelou discuss words that start with the letter M. What a fun way to explore M! It's short, but sweet.
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Poetry Reading and Analysis Worksheet - "Woman Work" by Maya Angelou

For Students 7th - 9th
Examine poetic structure and literary devices in an activity focused on Maya Angelou's "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...
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Free Verse Poem - Graphic Organizer

For Teachers 4th - 12th Standards
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...
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Around-The-World Storytellers

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students examine what daily life is like for children living in other countries around the world. They read different books in the "Maya's World" series of books by Maya Angelou, write and illustrate an original story about a child in...
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Phenomenal Lesson for the Phenomenal Woman

For Teachers 7th - 9th
It's true: women are phenomenal. Use current works from Maya Angelou and Des'ree to spend some time celebrating women. This would be a great resource to use while studying the evolution of women's rights. As an extension activity,...
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Composing a Life: Autobiography and Maya Angelou

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students read autobiographical works and complete various activities. In this Maya Angelou lesson, students read "Still I Rise" to create an impression of the poet. Students read I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings and extend vocabulary,...
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Maya Angelou's "Four Foot Feat" Prose Essay

For Students 7th - 10th
Practice poetic devices and annotation with this worksheet, which includes Maya Angelou's "Four Foot Feat" on the left side. The right column is for comments or questions that your students might have. The activity is open for you to...
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Greetings from Maya Angelou

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate the life and works of Maya Angelou. They complete a Webquest, read poems, listen to a reading by Maya Angelou, answer discussion questions, and write a poem, short story, or essay based on a newspaper article.
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Still I Rise: Maya Angelou

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students read the poem, Still I rise, by Maya Angelou. They examine how language, poetic devices, and format contribute to the poet's message. They identify poetic devices used in the poem.
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"And Still I Rise" Proud Black Women: Understanding the poetry of Maya Angelou through the lyrics of two female rappers.

For Teachers 8th - 12th
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...
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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Maya Angelou's first autobiography I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is the anchor text in a unit that asks readers to examine how personal relationships and the environment impact a writer's point of view. Class members complete a variety...
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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou: Fun Trivia Quiz

For Students 8th - 12th
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...
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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

For Teachers 8th - 10th Standards
A revolutionary work of literature requires a revolutionary assessment project. A series of activities on Maya Angelou's I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings includes discussion questions, a plot synopsis, and a selection of both short and...
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"Champion of the World"

For Students 10th - 12th
“Champion of the World,” a chapter from Maya Angelou’s I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, is the subject of a study guide that asks readers to consider the author’s purpose, the function of the chapter in the entire narrative, and...
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Maya Angelou

For Students 4th - 8th
For this famous person worksheet, students read a passage about Maya Angelou and then complete a variety of in-class and homework activities to support comprehension, including partner interviews, spelling, cloze, synonym matches, and...
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Autobiography: Maya Angelou

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students study the concepts of autobiography, biography, and fiction as literary genres. They read, study, and analyze Maya Angelou's autobiographical writings in terms of what she intended to accomplish by her writings. They develop and...
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Maya Angelou: Study and response to "Still I Rise"

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
 “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...
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Reading Study Guide: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

For Students 8th - 11th
Meant for use with Maya Angelou's first autobiographical volume I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, the materials here are designed for a homeschool setting, but they'd suit any classroom or text. Graphic organizers, chapter summary guides,...
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Using Poetry to End Name Calling

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students explore language arts by participating in poetry writing activities. In this conflict management lesson plan, students discuss the emotions that they feel when being teased and discussed. Students read a Maya Angelou poem titled...
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"Still I Rise" Reading Comprehension Exercise

For Students 11th
Maya Angelou’s poem, "Still I Rise," offers an opportunity for comprehension and close reading practice. The left column of this activity contains the text of the poem and the right column presents questions about the six stanzas of the...
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The Effects of Slavery

For Teachers 7th - 12th
The emotional and spiritual oppression of slavery in the African-American experience is the focus of this activity. Middle schoolers analyze various texts by Frederick Douglass and Maya Angelou related to freedom and oppression. They use...

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