Maya Angelou Lesson Plan

Instructor: Sharon Linde
Use this lesson plan to teach your students about poet and author Maya Angelou. Students will read a biography of her life and a list of her works, before analyzing one of her poems.

Learning Objectives

After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • outline Maya Angelou's life
  • list and discuss Maya Angelou's work and accomplishments

Length:

1 - 1.5 hours

Materials

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.9-10.1

Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources, attending to such features as the date and origin of the information.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.9-10.2

Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of how key events or ideas develop over the course of the text.

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