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 explained using a format of warm-up, explanation, application, and synthesis with the aim to engage students from beginning to end. Students will analyze the figurative language within the poems and respond to the powerful messages they evoke through independent work, paired activities, and full class discussion. Lesson plans and accompanying materials strive to encourage students to interact deeply with some of the most breathtaking works of American poetry ever written. No teacher preparation is necessary for any of these lesson plans.
Bundled Product Includes:
- 3 Full lesson plans with warm-up, explanation, application, synthesis, and differentiated extension activities
- Comprehensive student packets for each poem
- Copies of each poem
Although these lesson plans are aligned to eighth grade Common Core standards, they can be differentiated to be appropriate for a middle or high school setting.
Buying this bundle saves 20% off the price of the three lesson plans, however, you can buy them separately here:
⭐ "Still I Rise" Lesson Plan and Materials
⭐ "Caged Bird" Lesson Plan and Materials
⭐ "A Dream Deferred" Lesson Plan and Materials
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