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Poetry Reading and Analysis Worksheet - "Woman Work" by Maya Angelou

For Students 7th - 9th
Examine poetic structure and literary devices in an activity focused on Maya Angelou's "Woman Work." The first two pages provide the full text of the poem, which middle schoolers can annotate and highlight. They go on to complete a...
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The Letter H with Maya Angelou and Herry

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Maya Angelou plays a clapping game with Herry that focuses on the letter "H." Herry thinks of various words that start with "H", and ends the video in a happy hug.
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Greetings from Maya Angelou

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate the life and works of Maya Angelou. They complete a Webquest, read poems, listen to a reading by Maya Angelou, answer discussion questions, and write a poem, short story, or essay based on a newspaper article.
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Still I Rise: Maya Angelou

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students read the poem, Still I rise, by Maya Angelou. They examine how language, poetic devices, and format contribute to the poet's message. They identify poetic devices used in the poem.
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Free Verse Poem - Graphic Organizer

For Teachers 4th - 12th Standards
Support your young writers as they explore the freedom and creative potential of a free verse poem. Based on a model poem written by Maya Angelou, this graphic organizer does an excellent job of helping learners form their unique ideas...
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M: My Name Is Maya

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Elmo and Maya Angelou discuss words that start with the letter M. What a fun way to explore M! It's short, but sweet.
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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou: Fun Trivia Quiz

For Students 8th - 12th
This Fun Trivia interactive, online quiz may be engaging for readers who want to self-assess their basic understanding of Angelou's I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings; however, I do not recommend it as a class assignment given the lack of...
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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Maya Angelou's first autobiography I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is the anchor text in a unit that asks readers to examine how personal relationships and the environment impact a writer's point of view. Class members complete a variety...
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"Champion of the World"

For Students 10th - 12th
“Champion of the World,” a chapter from Maya Angelou’s I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, is the subject of a study guide that asks readers to consider the author’s purpose, the function of the chapter in the entire narrative, and...
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Maya Angelou: Study and response to "Still I Rise"

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
 “Still I Rise,” is the focus of a two-day exercise that asks learners to trace the development of the theme of emotional opposites (hopelessness/rising above adversity) by highlighting details in Maya Angelou’s poem. They then craft...
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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

For Teachers 8th - 10th Standards
A revolutionary work of literature requires a revolutionary assessment project. A series of activities on Maya Angelou's I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings includes discussion questions, a plot synopsis, and a selection of both short and...
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Reading Study Guide: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

For Students 8th - 11th
Meant for use with Maya Angelou's first autobiographical volume I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, the materials here are designed for a homeschool setting, but they'd suit any classroom or text. Graphic organizers, chapter summary guides,...
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African Questions

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
In this reading comprehension worksheet, students respond to 4 short answer and essay questions based on "Africa," by Maya Angelou.
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"Still I Rise" Reading Comprehension Exercise

For Students 11th
Maya Angelou’s poem, "Still I Rise," offers an opportunity for comprehension and close reading practice. The left column of this worksheet contains the text of the poem and the right column presents questions about the six stanzas of the...
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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Students view examples of Depression era images and relate them to chapters from Maya Angelou's I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. In this Maya Angelou lesson, students discuss chapters 8 and 9 from the text and define setting. Students...
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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students read and analyze the novel "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" by Maya Angelou. They discuss the poetry and prose of the book, the importance of role models, complete a worksheet, and write a narrative using figurative language.
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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings: Chapters 34, 35

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students analyze Maya Angelou's I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings in part of an analysis of imagery. In this Maya Angelou lesson, students read chapters 34 and 35 in the novel and define imager. Students work in pairs to locate two...
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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Learners complete activities for the autobiography of Maya Angelou. In this autobiography lesson, students write a journal entry about their life and discuss the morphology of the word autobiography. Learners use active reading...
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Alone Questions

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
In this reading comprehension worksheet, students respond to 4 short answer and essay questions based on the poem "Alone," by Maya Angelou. 
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Four Foot Feat - Grandparent Template (long essay version)

For Students 9th
Develop communication skills and teach writing strategies with this essay template. Based on Maya Angelou's "Four Foot Feet" prose essay, this project asks writers to interview their family and then compose a prose essay about their...
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The Effects of Slavery

For Teachers 7th - 12th
The emotional and spiritual oppression of slavery in the African-American experience is the focus of this lesson. Middle schoolers analyze various texts by Frederick Douglass and Maya Angelou related to freedom and oppression. They use...
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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
In this online interactive reading comprehension worksheet, students respond to 25 multiple choice questions about Maya Angelou's I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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Resilient Poetry

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed
Students read The Seven Resiliencies, a Maya Angelou poem, and complete writing activities to analyze the concept of resiliency. In this poetry lesson, students group in a circle to read the resiliency handout and discuss the text....
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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Study Questions & Essay Topics

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
For this online interactive literature worksheet, students respond to 10 short answer and essay questions about Maya Angelou's I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. Students may check some of their answers online.

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