Metacognitive Marker

Regina Chavis

Using the poems Lift Every Voice or Dear Mama students created a metacognitive marker Tackk showing the poets use of poetic elements with corresponding images.

Students had to analyze the poems for the following:

The line with the GREATEST impact

The speaker and the audience

The subjects/ topics addressed

The theme

The tone

Sensory Details


Figurative Language

Unfamiliar Vocabulary


Common Core Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.8.1 Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.8.2 Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to the characters, setting, and plot; provide an objective summary of the text.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.8.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including analogies or allusions to other texts.
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