Reflection: Checks for Understanding Day 2 - "Still I Rise" by Maya Angelou - Section 2: Guided Practice


I have done this unit for the past two years, and have made an adjustment to my own practices as a result of utilizing frequent checks for understanding. Last year, I mistakenly believed my students really understood the poem fully because I did not ask them to express what they believed the various metaphors to mean explicitly. I took for granted the deceptive simplicity of the text, and just moved forward. This year, I have made the effort to explicitly address each metaphor, discussing the meaning behind them and connecting them to the larger meaning of the poem. 

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Day 2 - "Still I Rise" by Maya Angelou

Unit 9: What is it to be a Woman in America?
Lesson 2 of 6

Objective: SWBAT analyze and build connections between the messages given by these two highly influential women in regard to women's rights and what it is to be a woman, particularly one of color, in America.

Big Idea: It May Be Hard, But Still I Rise

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