Great Black American Poets Pack: From Angelou to Wheatley

Grade Levels
8th - 11th
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  • Activity
Pages
19 pages
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Wonderful for Black History Month or any time, this pack includes analysis questions on sixteen poems by a wide variety of black American poets plus several fun extension activities. Great for use as a daily bell ringer or in groups! May be appropriate for a wider age range than listed.

This product includes:

  • 16 worksheets, each with six questions about the poem it is on
  • 4 suggested extension activities
  • Notes and suggestions for the teacher

See thumbnail or preview for a sample of one worksheet.

***Poem texts are not included so as to not violate copyright, but directions to easily find each poem are.***

All portions of this product are in PDF format.

Poets and Poems in This Pack:

  • Maya Angelou, "Alone"
  • Gwendolyn Brooks, "We Real Cool"
  • Lucille Clifton, "Tuesday 9/11/01"
  • Wanda Coleman, "Dear Mama (4)"
  • Melvin Dixon, "Heartbeats"
  • Paul Laurence Dunbar, "Absence"
  • Nikki Giovanni, "Quilts"
  • Angelina Weld Grimké, "El Beso"
  • Robert Hayden, "Frederick Douglass"
  • Langston Hughes, "Theme for English B"
  • June Jordan, "These Poems"
  • Effie Lee Newsome, "The Bronze Legacy"
  • Tracy K. Smith, "An Old Story"
  • Anne Spencer, "Translation"
  • Quincy Troupe, "The Hours Fly Quick"
  • Phillis Wheatley, "On Being Brought from Africa to America"

Once you have downloaded, looked over, and/or used this, please leave feedback! Thanks!

Rebecca Gettelman

Need another resource for Black History Month? Try this:

Resource Inequality: An Experiential Learning Activity for Middle or High School

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Creating Effective Metaphors: An Activity for Middle and High School Students

Two Figurative Language Crossword Puzzles

Poetry Vocabulary and Three Quizzes

Find more great poetry resources here!

Total Pages
19 pages
Answer Key
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