Maya Angelou was a celebrated poet and author. She wrote a
poem for President Bill Clinton when he was inaugurated, and a
tribute for Nelson Mandella, the first black president of South
Africa, when he died. She also wrote poems for children. Her
voice and delivery of her “messages” were powerful and clear.
She died in 2014, but her poetry and life messages will live on all
over the world!
This mini-unit includes three poems for elementary students to
read/hear and respond to. In addition, students will use Maya
Angelou as a poet “mentor” to write their own poems.