Marilyn Nelson, A Wreath for Emmett Till
Lesson plans and activities
|Biography and Background|
|A Wreath for Emmett Till|
Brief biography and links to poems.
Biography and list of published works, some related links.
Brief biography and a link to her poem "How I Discovered Poetry."
Video of Nelson's poetry reading from Bookfest '03.
A Wreath for Emmett Till by Marilyn Nelson
This teachers guide includes prereading, postreading, and extension activities. It also has a short bibliography of related resources.
Emmett Till: A Classroom Sonnet
In this lesson students write a sonnet to memorialize Emmett Till.
"Emmet Till": A Poem of Sorrow, and Hope
Click on the link to hear Nelson read the entire sonnet sequence, A Wreath for Emmet Till."
Booktalk for Pemba's Song by Marilyn Nelson
At this site find a link to a video booktalk and a transcript.