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:
full text of poems ready for annotations
quick-write question stems
lyric poem writing assignment
in-depth stanza analysis
"word-art" analysis chart
conversational round table
CCSS-style PCR (with graphic organizer)
Answer keys are included.
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21 slides + 13 word documents