Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing by James Weldon Johnson Black History Poetry Analysis


If you’re teaching poetry analysis or looking for a rich Black History Month text, don’t miss the opportunity to read and discuss Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing by James Weldon Johnson. This foldable poetry analysis worksheet will make your guided analysis feel effortless! Simply print or assign it to your digital learning platform of choice, and your plans for the day are done!


What’s Included?

  • Teacher Directions
  • Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing by James Weldon Johnson poem
  • Printable Petal Foldable Poetry Analysis Activity
  • Digital Alternative
  • Answer Key

Use this poetry analysis activity for Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing by James Weldon Johnson as part of your Core Knowledge poetry unit or as a black history month activity.

This poetry analysis activity is designed to give your students the “just right” amount of tiered questioning to guide them toward a better understanding of the poem while still enjoying the process!

Supports Common Core Standards (CCSS):

RL.6.2, RL.6.4, RL.6.10

RL.7.2, RL.7.5

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