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

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 graphic organizer, in which they paraphrase the poem, and finish several literary analysis questions. 

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Instructional Ideas

  • Use during Black History Month, Women's History Month, or a focus on poetry
Classroom Considerations

  • Designed for homeschool students but applicable to mainstream classrooms as well

  • Worksheet is versatile for other poems

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