Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise Poem Commentaries for A Level (ZigZag Education)

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Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise Poem Commentaries for A Level

Clear and concise commentaries, comprehension activities and talking points on all 30 poems within this collection. As well as offering key background information and literary-critical aids, this resource highlights important themes and concepts within the poems and references how literary devices, structure and choice of form contribute to meaning.

Exam help!
This resource also offers guidance for teachers and students alike in respect to the AQA A literature specific assessment: Option C: The Struggle for Identity in Modern Literature. Key information about the tasks and advice on how to approach them is given along with a glossary of literary terms to support students’ confidence writing about this collection in the exam.

  • Maya Angelou Background and Influence
  • Approaching Poetry: Tips for Students
  • Key Themes
    • Gender/Female Identity
    • Suffering
    • Black Culture/Identity
    • Love
    • Cross-reference table of poems with themes
  • Poetry Analyses – all 30 poems
  • How to Approach The Exam: Guidance for Teachers and Students
  • Revision Tips
  • Exam Technique
  • Practice Exam Questions
  • Glossary

What do teachers have to say about this resource? (5127)
"Resources like this are valuable to any English department and can instantly be used in school. This resource is well matched to the AQA A specification. I like the detailed notes on the text and how the resource works. Instantly teachers feel they are using a resource created by someone who understands the text and the needs of teachers. This would give teachers new to this text, specification and key stage confidence when teaching. I like how further reading is suggested from the beginning and is done so in an encouraging way. They key themes section gives students a detailed overview of the poetry collection and will also prove handy when it comes to revision. There are also suggested recordings which save the teacher a lot of time and students can use these if completing the exercises for homework. There is a good range of practice questions for the students and a glossary to support their studies further." K Greaves, English Teacher and Ind. Reviewer

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