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WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH, MAYA ANGELOU BIOGRAPHY AND POEM,  "STILL I RISE"
WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH, Maya Angelou: Her Life and Poem, "Still I Rise." The poem appeals to everyone and you will find many ways to make connections with your students. Great to use as a pre-reading exercise to introduce civil rights, Women's History Month, Black History Month, National Poetry Month

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"Still I Rise" (Angelou) Lesson Plan & Materials
Celebrate National Poetry Month with this thoughtful, engaging lesson on overcoming obstacles in Maya Angelou's renowned poem, "Still I Rise." This lesson plan on Angelou's poem can be used in a variety of ways throughout the school year. For instance, the lesson is the perfect jumpstart for your u
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“Still I Rise” by Maya Angelou – A Close Read
Dr. Maya Angelou was an author, actress, singer, and most notably a poet. Known for her command of language, the poem “Still I Rise” is one of her most acclaimed works that speaks to overcoming oppression. This resource contains an in-depth analysis of the poem for teachers and aligned graphic organ
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"Still I Rise" Common Core Lesson Plan
This lesson will have students read the poem "Still I Rise" by Maya Angelou, perform quick-writes in preparation for Socratic Seminars, identify and analyze figurative language in the poem, and analyze its purpose. Students will then compare the poem (particularly the theme) to the song by Lauren H
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Maya Angelou Documentary Still I Rise Viewing Guide & Quotation Activity
There are two activities in this biography film pack to introduce your students to Maya Angelou or supplement your Angelou, Black History, or Women’s history unit. They can be used consecutively or independently. The questions included on the viewing guide are more open-ended, broad type questions
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Maya Angelou Lesson - "Still I Rise"
In remembrance of Maya Angelou who passed away on Wednesday, May 28, 2014, students will be given the opportunity to reflect on the impact of her words through the following activities: * Do Now - a free-writing famous quote response * Activity 1 - class reading of "Still I Rise" + discussion quest
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Maya Angelou, "Still I Rise", T-Chart, Comprehension Exercises with Key
Angelou's "Still I Rise" with T-Chart, Comprehension Exercises, with Answer Key, Annotation Chart, Short Bio, "Phenomenal Woman" and "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" included as additional reading material
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Maya Angelou's "Still I Rise" Poem Study Guide and Multiple Choice Quiz
Included is a study guide and ten-question multiple choice quiz on Maya Angelou's poem "Still I Rise." The study guide is two pages and features questions to guide students' reading of the poem. The study guide acts as a formative assessment to prepare students for the summative assessment of the mu
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Textual Comparison Between "Still I Rise" and "Warriors Don't Cry."
This is good for comparing two texts in terms of theme and character traits. This is best to be used after reading chapter 11 in "Warriors Don't Cry."
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It Happened in Montgomery and Still I Rise
This is a poetry unit on It Happened in Montgomery and Still I Rise. It inspects figurative language and comprehension within poetry. It is a five hour inspection high level thinking lesson. The poems and resources are all included in the zip file.
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Maya Angelou Author Study, "Still I Rise" analysis
This single sheet poetry response is ready for you to print and use! This handout is designed to compliment my other Maya Angelou resources or to stand alone as a poetry analysis activity. Within minutes, students will be able to dive into Angelou's "Still I Rise" poem by making personal connectio
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Still I Rise by Maya Angelou -  Text Dependent Analysis Expository Writing
This Still I Rise by Maya Angelou Expository Writing Lesson focuses on Text Dependent Analysis and using Text Evidence as Support to develop a Constructed Response / Essay. The lesson comes complete with a Brainstorming section, a Thesis Statement development component, and an Expository Writi
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Still I Rise by Maya Angelou -  Text Dependent Analysis Expository Writing
This Explanatory Writing Lesson focuses on Text Dependent Analysis and using Text Evidence as Support to develop a Constructed Response / Essay. The lesson comes complete with a Brainstorming section, a Thesis Statement development component, and an Expository Writing Tutorial. **************
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Poetry Seminar Still I Rise by Maya Angelou
Get your middle school students engaged in poetry! Seminars get students to take control and ownership of their own learning! They are the ones who are talking and closely reading the text! You are the facilitator!! This download includes... ~Still I RIse vocabulary power point presentation (4 sli
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Still I Rise, Maya Angelou LP and PPT (allusion and tone)
Lesson plan using Still I Rise to teach allusion and tone. Includes lesson plan, PowerPoint presentation, and copy of poem.
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"Still I Rise" and To Kill a Mockingbird
This handout contains Maya Angelou's "StilI I Rise" and has comprehension questions that require students to interpret, construct meaning, and draw connections with To Kill a Mockingbird.
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A Poem for Visual Learners "Still I Rise" by Maya Angelou
I made this visual booklet to help my struggling readers and ESL students grasp this beautiful, powerful poem more fluently. Some stanzas have been removed/edited due to content and age appropriate content. This item is aimed at younger learners in Elementary or Middle School.
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Still I Rise - Uncover Theme Close Reading - Figurative Language Lesson Plan
This lesson plan rincludes the following: -Warm Up: Photo Analysis - students analyze image -Figurative Language Review - hyperbole, repetition, metaphor, simile -Theme - traits and review -Students determine the theme of this poem by interpreting the figurative language in the poem LEARNING T
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"Still I Rise" by Maya Angelou Essay Activity
Students connect Angelou's poem to the character of Isabel from Chains, by Laurie Halse Anderson. This includes the prompt, scaffolding outline, peer edit, and self edit assignments.
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Lesson Plan: Katy Perry's "Rise" and Maya Angelou "Still I Rise"
This is an introductory lesson plan to a poetry unit that engages students by allowing them to listen to Katy Perry's song "Rise" which was influenced by Maya Angelou's "Still I Rise." The lesson engages students by drawing on their interest in contemporary popular music. Students will be analyzing
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Poetry - Still I Rise - Maya Angelou - Black History
This is an edited version of Maya Angelou's "Still I Rise". You can have students do a shared reading or a paired reading of the poem. There is a worksheet following the poem that covers rhyme scheme, figurative language, theme, and a short writing assignment. There is a great YouTube video of De
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"Still I Rise" Rhetorical Analysis
This resource first guides students through locating several rhetorical devices in Maya Angelou's poem, "Still I Rise" and then leads them into writing an 8-sentence rhetorical analysis following the claim-data-commentary format.
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Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise: Part 2 Episode 3 Only Keep Your Head
Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise: (Part 2 Episode 3 Only) Keep Your Head The third hour reveals profound fissures within the country-and within black America-that deepened through the 1980s and '90s, just as African Americans were becoming more visible than ever. Thanks, and Happy Teachin
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Maya Angelou "Still I Rise"
This includes a copy of the poem, "Still I Rise" by Maya Angelou, as well as, critical thinking questions related to the poem. It also includes a figurative language chart for students to map and note examples of figurative language from the poem.
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Writing Your Own "Still I Rise" Poem, Maya Angelou
This template allows students to create their own poems modeled after Maya Angelou's "Still I Rise"
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Maya Angelou "Still I Rise" Short Response Practice
This is Common Core Aligned short response help for middle school.
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7th & 8th Grade English Language Arts Resources for ENTIRE School Year: EDITABLE
7th and 8th grade ELA materials and resources for an entire school year covering more than 30 different skills and 40+ activities. This 140+ page product is designed to help your students master a variety of different skills throughout an entire school year. Below, I've highlighted the different
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Reading Literature Journal for Grades 6-8: Activities for Short Stories & Poems
This resource includes activities for 33 short stories and poems. The goal of this reading literature journal is prepare students to recall, understand, apply, analyze, and evaluate a variety of texts while also using creative mini-projects to help encourage deeper thinking! This resource has ev
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Dialectical Journal:Still I Rise by Maya Angelou
This a a dialectical journal designed to get your students talking about Maya Angelou's poem, Still I Rise. It includes academic language sentence starters and a copy of Maya's poem.
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BLACK HISTORY MONTH ACTIVITIES: BIOGRAPHIES, WEBQUESTS, GROWTH MINDSET BUNDLE
Black History Month is February! This bundle highlights American stories of famous, brave, respected, and accomplished heroes. Explore Martin Luther King, Jr., Maya Angelou, Rosa Parks, Shirley Chisolm, Oprah Winfrey, Ruby Bridges, Jackie Robinson, Barack Obama, and Michelle Obama. Your students wil
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Analyzing Poetry Activities, Stations, and Booklet: Grades 6-10 EDITABLE
Use these editable poetry activities to help your students analyze and understand the deeper meaning of famous poetry. The resource includes 6 stations that correlate with 6 poems and the booklet is designed to be used with ANY poem. NOTE: This resource is included in my 7th and 8th Grade ELA Res
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YOUNG FEMALE LEADERS Curriculum for Girls Group - Extracurricular or Advisory!
The Young Female Leaders Curriculum is designed to encourage young female leaders by giving them the knowledge and confidence to overcome gender inequity in today's society. This is a great resource to start an after school club or use in class. Includes editable note home to use as a 'club' after
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Close Reading and Compare Contrast of Nonfiction, Poetry, Artwork
Close Reading and Compare Contrast of Nonfiction, Poetry, Artwork; Includes Mini Research and Creative Activities with Interactive Notebook Foldable - Aligned with the Common Core State Standards Did you know that Beyoncé's perfume "Rise" was inspired by Maya Angelou's poem "Still I Rise"? Or that
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NON-FICTION READING RESPONSE: 6 Fun Reading Comprehension Activities & QR codes!
Teaching Common Core reading skills is FUN with INTERESTING ARTICLES & VIDEO CLIP ACTIVITIES using QR codes!! 6 NO PREP BUNDLED ACTIVITIES (for $6!!): Enforce Writing & Reading Literature common core standards through relevant and engaging articles and video clip activities using QR codes.
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Figurative Language in Poetry {Worksheets}
WAIT! You can buy this product in my FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE BUNDLE & *SAVE* 15%! OR in my Poetry Bundle and save $2 **************************************************************************Do you want to help guide your students through the process of identifying and explaining figurative langua
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Poetry Comprehension BUNDLE - Aligned with FSA
This poetry comprehension BUNDLE will assist students in preparing for the FSA assessment, however it is compatible with CCSS as well. - This product can easily be used for homework, small groups, independent practice, or as a literacy center. POETRY INCLUDED: * Caged Bird by Maya Angelou * Fre
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Poetry Art Print Poster Gwendolyn Brooks - Maya Angelou
Share a poem with your class in a unique way! These art prints feature the words of the poems in an eye-pleasing layout, ready to print and hang in your classroom. This IS included in my mega bundle: ALL of my POETRY RESOURCES GROWING BUNDLE. This package features the following poems: "We Real C
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Black History Month Poetry {{BUNDLE}}
Celebrate Black History Month with poetry lesson plans from the strong African American voices of Maya Angelou and Langston Hughes! These three differentiated lesson plans center around the beautifully powerful poems, "Still I Rise," "A Dream Deferred," and "Caged Bird." Each plan is meticulously e
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Figurative Language and Refrains in Poetry
Students will be able to explain how authors use refrains and figurative language to create meaning in poetry. This lesson includes: 1. Hook: Identifying the refrain/repetition in "I have a dream" 2. Vocabulary: Refrain & Theme 3. "Dreams" by Langston Hughes: Figurative language, refrain, and
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4 Thematic Text to Text Connections for I Am Malala
Make connections from I Am Malala to other texts/media sources. Buy this document that includes all my individual text to text connections and save! With these supplemental resources to Malala's novel, students will: -Connect to a Beatles song and listen while responding to the lyrics about the the
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Poetry Month Webquest
April is National Poetry Month and these webquests (27 total) are designed to get students learning about influential authors and reading the poems that they wrote. There are some authors that have a few poems listed so that you can choose the one most suitable for your classroom. You can have stude

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Classic Authors Vol. 2 clipart (Twain, Angelou, Bradbury, Morrison)
Engage TWEEN and TEEN students with graphics that match THEIR AGE and YOUR CURRICULUM. Contains both color graphics and black/white outline. Mark Twain - Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Adventures of Tom Sawyer, "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County" Maya Angelou - I Know Why the Caged
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Poetry Comprehension - Aligned with FSA
This poetry comprehension will assist students in preparing for the FSA assessment, however it is compatible with CCSS as well. - This could easily be used for homework, small groups, independent practice, or as a literacy center. POETRY INCLUDED: * Still I Rise by Maya Angelou * Mother to Son b
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Black History Month
This Black History Month resource offers detailed biographies on four people who had a great impact on history: —Abraham Lincoln —James Weldon Johnson —Maya Angelou —Mary McLeod Bethune This Black History Month Biography Pack would make a great Social Studies and Language Arts resource because its
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Malala Yousafzai Unit of Study
Updated 3/24/18! Address to United Nations, Malalai of Maiwand, Vocabulary Quiz, Literary Response Essay, Character Traits, and Characterization Powerpoint ($2 value) Updated 9/28/17! Added 1) Vocabulary words & activities for Who Is Malala Yousafzai?, 2) Revise, Editing, and Rubric for Person
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The Power to Rise Up
This activity leads students through a comparison of Maya Angelou's "Still I Rise" and Andra Day's "Rise Up". Students how each artist conveys the message of overcoming adversity. Additional connections to Gail Marquis and Vanessa Amorosi are also presented in this lesson. The lesson includes readin
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Figurative Language/Literary Devices POETRY cafe assignment! (CCSS aligned)
Poetry Cafe is now an annual end-of-year tradition in my grade 7-9 English classrooms. It's Common Core aligned and fun to do. After teaching figurative language & literary devices, this is the ideal independent assignments for students to complete in about a week and present over the span of
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Moving with Maya
This is a unit plan complete with lesson plans and resources for an author study on Maya Angelou through movement. It aligns with the NYC Dance Blueprint, but can be modified. I created this when I was working with students with emotional disturbance and wanted them to find more ways to express
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Maya Angelou "I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings", close reading, comprehension
I made this for a cover lesson; it would also work for close reading in class or for a homework. The pupils had just studied 'Still I Rise' and so I wanted to give them access to some of Angelou's prose writing. This extract describes the cotton pickers arriving at the store in the morning and then
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A Decade of Changes: A Play featuring Maya Angelou, Dr. King and Malcolm X
This is an educational play about the life of Maya Angelou from 1960- 1969. It focuses on the events in her life that ultimately led to her writing the famous autobiography, "I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings". There are 12 speaking roles and several crowd scene for non-speaking roles. The events cov
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Poetry Unit
3 part poetry unit (Read Poetry, Analysis Poetry, Write Poetry!) Part 1 - Poetry Anthology - 28 poems - room to make notes and annotations around each poem - figurative language and poetic devices for each poem listed Part 2 - Poetry Analysis - 2 pages of questions for each poem Part 3 -
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Poetry Introduction - Read and rank 5 poems.
Introduce poetry by ranking and discussing 5 student-friendly poems. I have included discussion questions for the poems: "The Day the Saucers Came" by Neil Gaiman "Still I Rise" by Maya Angelou "Fire and Ice" by Robert Frost "The Rose That Grew from Concrete" by Tupac Shakur "Our Other Sister" by J
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