Need an engaging introduction to your poetry unit or Black History Month activities?
This guided close reading is based on the TPCASTT poem analysis model. Using foldable interactive notebook pieces and a slideshow presentation that you project on your whiteboard, students will:
♦ Consider the significance of the title
♦ Paraphrase the poem line by line
♦ Discuss connotations of important words
♦ Identify the speaker's tone
♦ Determine the theme of the poem
♦ Analyze the poet's use of repetition, imagery, vernacular & extended metaphor
♦ Compare the development of theme in "Dreams" and "Mother to Son"
♦ PDF presentation to guide your class through the lesson
♦ Teacher Guide with discussion notes
♦ Printable interactive notebook pieces
The lesson includes links to three outside sources:
the Visual Thesaurus website
a copy of "Mother to Son" on poetryfoundation.org
a YouTube video of a recitation of the poem
Revised Jan. 2018
Updated the appearance and layout of slideshow presentation
Added Teacher Guide with discussion notes
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