Covers by Nikki Giovanni

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Over three days, scholars listen to and read the poem, "Covers" by Nikki Giovanni. Learners complete a graphic organizer by sketching their visualizations from each stanza then discuss their pictures with a peer. Pupils answer text-dependent questions and discuss further with their classmates in preparation for an independent writing assignment.  An original draft answers a writing prompt about imagery. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Review drafts and work with small groups on specific skills 
  • Display the poem on a bulletin board surrounded by sketches made by class members
  • Gather a collection of poems that early finishes can browse while they wait for their next activity 
Classroom Considerations
  • This resource is the fifth exam in a series of seven 
Pros
  • The resource downloads as an editable file 
  • Scaffolding ideas are included 
Cons
  • The worksheet needs reformatting