"I simply close my mouth and become an ear"-- Maya Angelou made this comment when asked how she dealt with all the difficult moments of her childhood. In this THREE PART activity, students will get to read and discuss and one of the biggest challenges of her young life An event so tragic that she chose to stop speaking for five years. This is a perfect compliment to a unit on I KNOW WHY THE CAGED BIRD SINGS, but can also stand alone as a general overview to Angelou and her works.
This packet includes all of the following:
+ A detailed lesson plan
+ A "Mingle, Mingle" prediction activity using the poem "Phenomenal Woman"
+ An attractive 19 slide powerpoint highlighting key events of Angelou's childhood
Includes excerpts from I KNOW WHY THE CAGED BIRD SINGS
+ A Memorable and Powerful "No Talking Challenge" assignment and journal