Emily Dickinson Biography: Lesson for Kids


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Who was Emily Dickinson?

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1. What was Emily Dickinson like when she was young?

2. About how many poems did Emily Dickinson write when she was in her 20s and 30s?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You can quickly check your knowledge of the personal and professional life of Emily Dickinson with this quiz and worksheet. You will be quizzed on her younger days, her health, and her works.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll need to know about the following to do well on this quiz:

  • Who Emily Dickinson was
  • How one would describe Dickinson when she was young
  • The number of poems Dickinson wrote while in her 20s and 30s
  • What health problem Dickinson developed later in life
  • When she became a famous poet

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - make sure you understand the most important information from the lesson, such as who Emily Dickinson was and when she became famous
  • Information recall - remember how many poems Dickinson wrote as a young woman
  • Knowledge application - use what you know to answer questions about Dickinson's young life and her health

Additional Learning

The lesson titled Emily Dickinson Biography: Lesson for Kids will provide more details about this author. Information you will find in this lesson includes:

  • When and where Emily Dickinson was born
  • Things she enjoyed doing as a young girl
  • What she wrote her poems on
  • Titles of some of her most famous poems