Teach This Poem: "Alice Paul" by Katharine Rolston Fisher

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Powerful women need not look like Wonder Woman. After writing a paragraph about a strong woman they know, young scholars examine images of Alice Paul and then do a close reading of Katharine Rolston Fisher's poem "Alice Paul." Finally, the class draws connections between their paragraphs and the poem about Alice Paul.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • After individuals share their "A Powerful Woman" paragraphs, have the class generate a list of characteristics that they feel represent strong women and post this list in the classroom
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires copies of Fisher's poem "Alice Paul," one per participant
Pros
  • Provides before, during, and after reading the poem activities
  • Includes context information for instructors
  • Also includes extensions for grades 7 and 8 and another set for grades 9 through 12
Cons
  • None
Common Core