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.

It's important that children are taught to recognise and respect that we come from different backgrounds and have different cultural beliefs.  Teaching this in schools promotes inclusion to all faiths and teaches children not to discriminate against each other and to be respectful of their peers religious backgrounds and beliefs.  (1.3) Karen

It's important that children are taught to recognise and respect that we come from different backgrounds and have different cultural beliefs. Teaching this in schools promotes inclusion to all faiths and teaches children not to discriminate against each other and to be respectful of their peers religious backgrounds and beliefs. (1.3) Karen

Love this. "I've learned that even when I have pains, i don't have to be one." (Maya Angelou)

Love this. "I've learned that even when I have pains, i don't have to be one." (Maya Angelou)

wishes for sons by Lucille Clifton | Academy of American Poets Ha!  Great poem for males. :)  If only...

wishes for sons by Lucille Clifton | Academy of American Poets Ha! Great poem for males. :) If only...

Help students learn about Maya Angelou and analyze her poem, “Life Doesn’t Frighten Me,” with this incredibly engaging “Doodle and Do” resource. Designed with doodling, interaction, and creativity in mind, you’ll find a Doodle Article about Angelou, Doodle Notes to respond to the nonfiction passage, and an interactive poetry flip book in this resource. It’s fun, educational, and a perfect way to study poetry in the classroom!

Help students learn about Maya Angelou and analyze her poem, “Life Doesn’t Frighten Me,” with this incredibly engaging “Doodle and Do” resource. Designed with doodling, interaction, and creativity in mind, you’ll find a Doodle Article about Angelou, Doodle Notes to respond to the nonfiction passage, and an interactive poetry flip book in this resource. It’s fun, educational, and a perfect way to study poetry in the classroom!

Ghosts and Spirits | Academy of American Poets - lesson plan for "Haunted Houses" by Longfellow and "Unbidden" by Armantrout.

Ghosts and Spirits | Academy of American Poets - lesson plan for "Haunted Houses" by Longfellow and "Unbidden" by Armantrout.

I know what the caged bird feels ... SYMPATHY by Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872-1906) Beautiful.

I know what the caged bird feels ... SYMPATHY by Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872-1906) Beautiful.

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