Guide your students to a deeper level of understanding of the poem, "Caged Birdâ€ by Maya Angelou. This Common Core aligned activity leads the students through a pre-reading abstract vocabulary study, during reading rhyme and imagery activity, and a post-reading analysis.
The students will be able to:
- Analyze and define abstract vocabulary
- Visualize poetic imagery
- Interpret the intent of a poem
- Identify symbolism in a poem
- Identify rhyming words
- Utilize skills and vocabulary that are common in high-stakes exams
The design of the activity is also effective with English language learners.
Common Core Standards:
2. Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development, summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
10. Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.
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Caged Bird - Poetry Analysis Lesson
by Scott N. Forrest
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