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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Common Core-Aligned Literature Guide
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou, teaching guide This complete Literature Guide for Maya Angelou's classic novel I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings has been written to focus on time-tested best practices for teaching, and is aligned to the Common Core S
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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Angelou Literature Guide, CCSS
In this unit for I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, you will find classroom-tested strategies, activities, and questions that are aligned with the rigor of the Common Core and provide the relevancy and interaction that students love for Black History Month, Women's History Month, or anytime! The stru
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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings: A Socratic Seminar
Looking for a higher level thinking activity that meets the common core standards? Socratic seminars are an engaging way to get your kids thinking outside of the box! This seminar is centered around Maya Angelou's famous poem "I know why the Caged Bird Sings". There are two versions of the Socratic
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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings: Pre-Reading Activities
Set the stage for Maya Angelou's I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings with an engaging set of pre-reading activities. The assignments and activities will have your students up and moving, and thinking and talking about the themes of IKWtCBS. They will find evidence, explain their opinion, make connection
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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Projects
Looking for a conclusion to your Maya Angelou novel that gives your students a creative outlet and satisfies your need for writing? Included in this 4 page document are 4 printable assignments with rubrics asking students to: --write letters between Margaret and Bailey; --draw connections from the
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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings & Sympathy Poems 5-Day Lesson Plan
Middle School Masters has created a classroom-tested 5-day lesson plan aligned to the Common Core for Maya Angelou's "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" and Paul Laurence Dunbar's "Sympathy" that includes: daily warm-ups full text of poems ready for annotations text-dependent questions quick-write qu
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Anticipation Guide for  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
This is an anticipation guide to use with your students prior to reading the memoir I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou. In an anticipation guide students respond to various statements that in one way or another relate to the book. These statements are meant to prompt a class discussion
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Quick Response To: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
This worksheet provides the famous poem by Maya Angelou with a series of questions following it. I used this with my students and it was successful in that they were really able to understand and appreciate the poem after our discussion and completing the handout.
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Daily Fix It Grammar,Spelling and Quote Analysis I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
Daily Fix-Its These are DO NOW activities to use as a bell ringer to the start of class for most chapters of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou. It gets students editing and proofreading while also staying on topic with the text. The quotes come directly from the text. Students will r
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Character Analysis for Studying Maya in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sing
This is an outline, graphic organizer that helps students to analyze the character, Maya in the autobiography of Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. This is a great notetaking guide for students studying a character(s) in depth. Great reproducible for the classroom.
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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Unit Exam and Answer Key
Final test and answer key to I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou. Also of interest: Biography of Harriet Tubman Arthur Ashe A Short Biography for Kids The Dred Scott Case Easy Reading Version Thurgood Marshall Supreme Court Judge Southern Horrors Twelve Years a Slave a Free Book Rebecca
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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings- Maya Angelou Close Read
This is one of my favorite poems! I was very excited to share this with my students. This close read includes space to annotate, figurative language inferencing, as well as guiding questions at the end.
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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings - Extension in Learning Activities
In honor of such a great woman passing I am offering this lesson at a reduced price today !! A fun way to add to a novel study on the book, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, by Maya Angelou. My students enjoyed doing these activities as an extension on our novel study of the book.
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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Study Guide Questions with Answers
This is a study guide question and answer package for the novel I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. I provide this package to my students on the first day of the unit and they answer the questions as we study the novel. These are not only knowledge based questions, but are also analytical. I included t
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CCSS Text Dependent Questions for Maya Angelou's I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
Start your students on the road of CCSS Text dependent questioning. This product has 10 questions that require students to use quotes and refer back to the text in order to support their answers. The questions are based on the excerpt of Maya Angelou's Autobiography from HOLT 6th grade. It also inc
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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings - Angelou - Group Critical Response Questions
This assignment allows students to work together to come to a deeper understanding of the novel I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou and its components. They answer a set of higher-level questions concerning such elements as theme, point of view, literary devices, etc. All of the question
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from Angelou's "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" Anticipation Guide
This anticipation guide is a great way to activate student's prior knowledge about the very rich themes found in Maya Angelou's "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings." The guide is intended for use with the excerpt found in many middle and high school textbooks. It asks students' opinions on ten of the i
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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Writing Prompts and Rubric
This file contains multiple writing prompts that work neatly into the end of a unit focusing on the book I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou. Essays are a great summative assessment for units and this one in particular allows students to have a choice in their writing assignment allowin
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"I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" Analysis Questions
Are you studying the Civil Rights Movement or oppressed populations with your class? Use Maya Angelou's "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" to connect common themes in literature. After reading the poem, students answer between 9-11 analysis questions offered. Some questions are multiple choice, some
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Comparison/Contrast for Speak and I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Comparison/Contrast Essay Assignment for Melinda Sordino from "Speak" by Laurie Halse Anderson and Marguerite Ann Johnson from "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" by Maya Angelou. Angelou is heavily alluded to in Anderson's Young Adult Novel, and this assignment pulls the two together in a culminatin
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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings quizzes / study guide Q's and A's
There are 270 questions AND answers for the whole book here. I have them divided into 18 different sections. So there is a 15 question quiz for every couple of chapters, roughly 20 pages. I use them as quizzes to make sure my students stay on top of the reading. A lot of the questions are also
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I KNOW WHY THE CAGED BIRD SINGS - Agree or Disagree Pre-reading Activity
This activity has students choose sides on various issues raised in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou. Works great as a pre-reading or anticipation activity, or perhaps as something to use after the story as a review or reflection exercise. Includes 10 key issues that students have to
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Idioms, Similes, and Metaphors in "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings"
This worksheet examines the many instances of figurative language that can be found in the "from I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" - the excerpt of the larger text found in many CA textbooks. The worksheet identifies the lines of figurative language and students are asked to determine which type (idi
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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Lesson Plans
The I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings lesson plan contains a variety of teaching materials that cater to all learning styles. Inside you'll find 30 Daily Lessons, 20 Fun Activities, 180 Multiple Choice Questions, 60 Short Essay Questions, 20 Essay Questions, Quizzes/Homework Assignments, Tests, and mo
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Angelou's "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" PowerPoint
This PowerPoint presentation contains 29 slides of information for an educator to teach this famous short story from beginning to end. The slides include the author's biography, vocabulary, a characterization chart, writing prompt, and guiding questions. There are "answers" in the notes section of
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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Objective Test
This 30 question objective test complete with answer key uses matching, T/F and multiple choice to assess students' understanding of the autobiography.
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Angelou, Maya I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
This powerpoint offers a variety of activities and skills to use in a small unit using an excerpt from Maya Angelou's autobiography. From vocabulary to figurative language to character traits....this comprehensive unit gives you a little bit of everything to cover a multitude of English standards.
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Poetry Close Reading I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Engage your students with vivid imagery in this classic poem by Maya Angelou. Includes an answer key. This product includes the text of the poem as well as 14 well-crafted short response questions that encourage higher level thinking and engaging discussions. Use this as a stand alone product, or
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Occupation Conductorette from I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Close Reading
This close reading worksheet is based on "Occupation: Conductorette" from Maya Angelou's novel I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (Included free). -5 multiple choice questions and 5 open response questions with answer key- The wording and skill level of this worksheet match the rigor of the PARCC, Qu
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"I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings" by Maya Angelou Quiz & Key
This Common Core aligned quiz measures reading comprehension of an abridged version of "I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings" by Maya Angelou. It features 10 multiple choice questions, and an answer key is included. Questions on this quiz pertain to the following: ♦ Maya's journey from California to
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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings lesson plans, Maya Angelou, Unit Plan
This is a complete, loosely-structured unit. Rather than a day-by-day schedule, you will find a collection of materials that you may use in any sequence. You will likely skip some activities, alter some activities and documents (these are writable Word documents), and change the order of delivery ye
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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings - Literary Text Test Prep
This package can be used as a lesson plan to prepare your 8th grade students for their upcoming standardized language arts test! It provides a grade appropriate passage as well as carefully constructed questions aimed towards testing comprehension and meeting common core standards. Included is a p
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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Maya Angelou High School Unit Questions & Essays
Maya Angelou's I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Novel Unit This unit contains 275 Common Core aligned questions along with 3 text-based PARCC-aligned essays and a paired-text final literary analysis essay. Questions are divided by chapters.
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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou (flash cards)
This is a stack of printable flash cards about the book's plot, characters, setting, etc. The card has the question and the answer on the front. I have used them as flash cards that I ask the students in groups or students ask each other in pairs or teams, or you could use them on your computer, la
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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Vocabulary
Vocabulary lists (with definitions) and quizzes for the entire novel. I do not focus heavily on vocabulary but wanted to pull out SAT style words for practice. Each quiz contains multiple choice, constructed response, and application sections. Ch 1-10 (15 words) Ch 11-20 (12 words) Ch 21-36 (11 w
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I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings (Abridged) TDQ's, (Common Core Ready!)
Text-Dependent Questions Common Core Ready! This means that it includes several of the "shifts" to Common Core readiness...using evidence from the text and usage of academic vocabulary.
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I KNOW WHY THE CAGED BIRD SINGS Themes Targeting
This targeting themes activity for I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou takes students through the process of coming to an understanding of how various elements of literature support themes. The elements focused on in this exercise are themes, setting, point of view, characters, and symbo
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Parody Poems lesson with "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" (9 in 10 lesson unit)
This product includes the following: 1. Written lesson plan (includes: warm-up, transition, activity using "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings", and closing) 2. Copy of "I know Why the Caged Bird Sings" by Maya Angelou 3. TP-CASTT Chart Following the previous lesson on word choice in the poetry uni
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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings - Quote Analysis & Reading Quizzes
A perfect tool for scaffolding deeper understanding and analysis for I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings! This is my go-to tool for helping students process key details and providing regular reading quizzes without drowning myself in grading. This purchase includes a quote analysis packet for students
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Personal Narrative "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings": ELA Assessment
This is a 2-part activity pack for Common Core State Standard-driven formative assessment with a unit on the personal narrative featuring Maya Angelou's powerful "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings." Here, you will have two pages of graphic, colorful, and highly detailed reproducible activities meant t
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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Project
This is a terrific cumulative project to be used either during or after reading of this text. It incorporates themes, dialect, figurative language, comprehension, vocabulary, and citations. Note: The student work samples are original and names have been whited out to protect identity. I have also
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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings - Anticipation Guide & Reflection
Use pre-reading and post-reading activities to get students making "big picture" connections with this I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings anticipation guide and reflective writing. This purchase includes a two page handout with quotes that relate to the text's theme. Students are asked to respond by
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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Unit Bundle
5 weeks of lesson plans. Includes pacing guide, film essay, activities, reading quizzes, and discussions. This bundle has everything you need to get started teaching I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings in an engaging way! This bundle of resources supports an in-depth analysis of the text. Students w
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Novel Study, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (by Maya Angelou) Study Guide
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Study Guide contains study questions for each chapter of the novel (1 - 36). Also included are the following titles: Vocabulary, Abecedary Chart, Theme Analysis, Book Cover, Comic Book Page, How to Mark a Book, Body Biography, Questioning While Reading, Character An
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Poetry Mini-Unit I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (Print and Go!)
I use this resource with my 5th grade class to introduce the lovely poem by Maya Angelou. Mini unit includes a page for students to summarize, determine adjectives for the free vs. caged bird, imagine the differences in how the two birds feel, information about the author, how metaphor is used in t
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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings - Crossword Puzzle
Active learning review exercise based on the autobiography of Maya Angelou. There are 31 clues. Words used in the puzzle are primarily the names of characters and locations. I've written the clues with as much detail as possible, so that students are learning (or revising) as they work on this acti
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Sequential Quiz on I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
This quiz promotes critical thought for students to categorize the events of the story in the order of plot events that occur in Maya Angelous' novel. This quiz comes with a key.
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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings LitPlan Combo Pack Lesson Plans
Big Savings With This Lesson Plan Combination Pack For I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings! Get the LitPlan Teacher Pack, Puzzle Pack, and Q&A Presentation for I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou together and enjoy BIG savings. This bundle of lesson plans for I Know Why the Caged Bird
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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings edition of Bookmarks Plus: Fun Freebie!
Looking for a fun way to kick off your next lit unit? Try BOOKMARKS PLUS! The many editions of BOOKMARKS PLUS provide students with essential knowledge of the book: • title • author info • publication date • genre • story premise • descriptions of main characters • themes/topics • setting. • 25 al
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Projects for the book I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
We all have students with diverse needs and learning styles. When I teach the memoir I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings I often give them project choices at the end of the book. In this handout students pick from five different projects. This way students have more fun with the assignment. There is a r
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Characterization Webs for I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
There are ten characterization webs for the memoir I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou included in this product. There are characterization webs for Marguerite Ann Johnson, Bailey Johnson, Jr.. Annie Henderson, Vivian Baxter, Big Bailey Johnson, Willie Johnson, Daddy Clidell, Mr. Freema
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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings: Puzzle Pack - Crosswords, Worksheets, Games
Here's a whole manual full of puzzles, games, and worksheets related to I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou. It includes: 1 Unit word list & clues 4 Unit fill in the blank worksheets 4 Unit multiple choice worksheets 4 Unit magic squares 4 Unit word searches 4 Unit crosswords 32 Un
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