The handout "Mother to Son" will help learners think at a deeper level about the poem. It was created not just for the high achieving students, but for the struggling students. Graphic organizers were added. Also, some of the lines have been shorten so that stugglings learners will not feel overwhelmed.
Students will write short responses and cite examples, complete graphic organizers, draw an example of the symbolism used in the poem, and relate the poem to their everyday lives.