I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou: Critical Reading

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou: Critical Reading
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou: Critical Reading
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou: Critical Reading
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou: Critical Reading
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou: Critical Reading
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou: Critical Reading
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou: Critical Reading
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou: Critical Reading
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This lesson is a close/critical reading of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou. It can be added to a poetry unit, or used as an auxiliary text in any unit about freedom, slavery, imagery, etc.

This reading is broken into 2 parts: Say, Mean, Matter.

The first column contains the text (what does the text SAY?)

The second column contains student analysis (what does the text MEAN?)

The final column contains student connections (why does the text MATTER?)

There is also a section fo simile and metaphor analysis and final reflections.

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Analyze the structure of texts, including how specific sentences, paragraphs, and larger portions of the text (e.g., a section, chapter, scene, or stanza) relate to each other and the whole.
Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.
Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
Provide a conclusion that follows from and reflects on the narrated experiences or events.
Total Pages
4 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 hour
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