Making a Fist

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Practice poetry analysis with this resource built around Naomi Shihab Nye's "Making a Fist." Class members read the poem and then respond to a series of text-based and discussion questions.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Add this into your unit on growing up
  • Read and annotate the poem as a class
  • Use the discussion questions as essay prompts
Classroom Considerations
  • One question identifies the speaker as a son, but there is no evidence either way—the speaker is just a child
  • Included questions require pupils to use textual evidence and higher-level thinking skills
  • A copy of the poem is provided
  • None
Common Core