This poem analysis worksheet is the perfect pre-reading tool to engage your students in before they begin reading the play "Raisin in the Sun".
This activity contains five steps which walks students through reading a short online biography of the poet, listening and reading the poem, analyzing the articles in the poem (a literacy strategy to help particularly ELLs or struggling reader), creating a visual for each line of the poem, and then a final writing prompt to lead them into making a connection between the poem and the title of the play.
The visual poem step is sure to spark high engagement in your students as they search up dramatic imagery such as a "festering sore".
This activity is a MUST-DO for anyone teaching the play "A Raisin in the Sun" to their students! Tried and tested in my own classroom.