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For use in a poetry unit and also for introducing or supplementing other Black History Month lessons, this close reading poetry lesson is outstanding . Included are:
- the text of the poem
- graphic organizer type "First Impressions" student response page
- close reading questions, with answer key
- analysis question for essay or discussion
- analysis questions for essays, comparing poem to other poems
CCSS ELA RL 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 9: W1, 2
An excellent accompaniment for this poem is my lesson on Sojourner Truth
I also sell a poetry unit for Henry Timrod, considered the "poet laureate of the Confederacy."