Grade 11 ELA Module 2: Unit 2, Lesson 10

The speaker of Audre Lorde's poem "From the House of Yemanjá" describes carrying two women on her back—she must be strong! Using lesson 10 of 14 from the Grade 11 ELA Module 2: Unit 2 series, pupils read the second stanza. With a Quick Write, they interpret the meaning of figurative language and analyze its role in the poem.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Have learners illustrate a figure of speech from the poem
Classroom Considerations
  • Lessons are consecutive 
  • Print copies of the Student Response Rubric and Checklist 
  • Provides examples of exemplar responses
  • Incorporates differentiation techniques
  • None