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Phenomenal Woman Analysis

M. J. Joachim’s Writing Tips, Reviews & More: Poetry Analysis: Phenomenal Woman by Maya Angelou

Writing Task: Ain't I a Woman? & Phenomenal Woman

Are you and your students ready for the upcoming PARCC assessments? Use this lesson to give your students practice with a literary analysis prose constructed response.

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Task Rotations: Feminism in Poetry

This activity combines literary analysis with the intellectual freedom of task rotations. Contains instructions, essential questions, poems, and task rotation cards.The unique feature of this product is the task rotation response cards. For this activity, students use the information generated during the original task rotation to create new knowledge/products.Poems: Phenomenal Woman by Maya AngelouFearful Women by Carolyn Kinzer

Emmeline Pankhurst, Suffragette, 1858-1928. Famous for her contribution to the question wether women were "persons" under canadian law. (wikipedia)

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Writing Task: Naming Myself by Kingsolver and My Name by Cisneros

Are you and your students ready for the upcoming PARCC assessments? Use this lesson to give your students practice with a literary analysis prose constructed response. First, engage students with two high-quality texts: “Naming Myself” by Barbara Kingsolver and “My Name” from The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros. Then help students complete a close reading of the poem and excerpt with activity hand-outs focusing on pre, during, and post reading strategies. Afterwards, students…

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