We Real Cool Poem Study

Lit and More
Grade Levels
11th - 12th
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21 + 19 Google Slides
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This slideshow guides students through an analysis of Gwendolyn Brooks' poem, "We Real Cool." It is designed to cultivate advanced analysis by making connections and insights as they explore the stanza by stanza, followed by detailed examples poem analysis and expert analysis on the poem. This also comes with a teacher guide on the slideshow and an interactive, online version of the notes in the form of Google Slides. This lesson is designed to take 45 minutes, not including the suggested writing assignment. Expansion ideas are also included along with lesson objectives. The download also includes access to interactive Google Slides that you can assign to students through Google Classroom. This is perfect for virtual or hybrid teaching!

This resource is available in my AP Lit Full Course Bundle!

Total Pages
21 + 19 Google Slides
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
30 minutes
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.
Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.
Analyze the structure of texts, including how specific sentences, paragraphs, and larger portions of the text (e.g., a section, chapter, scene, or stanza) relate to each other and the whole.


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