Hear Angelou read the poem herself, which she says she wrote “for all children who whistle in the dark and who refuse to admit that they’re frightened out of their wits”:  Life Doesn’t Frighten Me is an absolute treat in its entirety, a priceless primer on poetry and contemporary art for little ones and a timeless reminder of the power of courage in all of us. Complement it with Angelou’s stirring meditation on home, belonging, and (never) growing up.

Hear Angelou read the poem herself, which she says she wrote “for all children who whistle in the dark and who refuse to admit that they’re frightened out of their wits”: Life Doesn’t Frighten Me is an absolute treat in its entirety, a priceless primer on poetry and contemporary art for little ones and a timeless reminder of the power of courage in all of us. Complement it with Angelou’s stirring meditation on home, belonging, and (never) growing up.

moledro (n.) - a feeling of resonant connection with an author or artist you'll never meet ...

moledro (n.) - a feeling of resonant connection with an author or artist you'll never meet ...

Students will be able to explain how authors use refrains and figurative language to create meaning in poetry.   This lesson includes: 1. Hook: Identifying the refrain/repetition in "I have a dream" 2. Vocabulary: Refrain & Theme 3. "Dreams" by Langston Hughes: Figurative language, refrain, and theme. 4. "What a Wonderful World" by Louis Armstong: Figurative language, refrain, and theme 5. "Mother to Son" by Langston Hughes: Figurative Language, refrain, & theme 6. "Still I Rise" by Maya…

Students will be able to explain how authors use refrains and figurative language to create meaning in poetry. This lesson includes: 1. Hook: Identifying the refrain/repetition in "I have a dream" 2. Vocabulary: Refrain & Theme 3. "Dreams" by Langston Hughes: Figurative language, refrain, and theme. 4. "What a Wonderful World" by Louis Armstong: Figurative language, refrain, and theme 5. "Mother to Son" by Langston Hughes: Figurative Language, refrain, & theme 6. "Still I Rise" by Maya…

<b>From J.K. Rowling, Ray Bradbury, Maya Angelou, and a bunch of other people who know what they

<b>From J.K. Rowling, Ray Bradbury, Maya Angelou, and a bunch of other people who know what they

24 Poets Every Child Should Know -- a good list that is part of a ten-week course on teaching poetry to children.  Parents and teachers alike should find this beneficial.

24 Poets Every Child Should Know -- a good list that is part of a ten-week course on teaching poetry to children. Parents and teachers alike should find this beneficial.

<b>From J.K. Rowling, Ray Bradbury, Maya Angelou, and a bunch of other people who know what they're talking about.</b> NaNoWriMo, anyone?

<b>From J.K. Rowling, Ray Bradbury, Maya Angelou, and a bunch of other people who know what they're talking about.</b> NaNoWriMo, anyone?

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