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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Study Questions & Essay Topics
In this online interactive literature worksheet, students respond to 10 short answer and essay questions about Maya Angelou's I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. Students may check some of their answers online.
10th - Higher Ed Language Arts 8 Views 15 Downloads
A Classical Maya News Report
Students research the culture of the Mayans. In this early civilizations lesson, students research selected Maya city-states including Tikal, Clakmul, Piedras Niegras, and Uaxactun. Students use their research findings to present news reports to their classmates.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 5 Downloads
Making Connections: I Know Why Caged Birds Sing
Students discuss equality and fairness by reading a Maya Angelo poem. In this U.S. history lesson, students read the poem I Know Why Caged Birds Sing, and discuss how the era it was written in affected the words. Students identify the framework of poetry and categorize each line.
4th - 7th Visual & Performing Arts 29 Views 101 Downloads
Using Poetry to End Name Calling
Learners explore language arts by participating in poetry writing activities. In this conflict management instructional activity, students discuss the emotions that they feel when being teased and discussed. Learners read a Maya Angelou poem titled "Still I Rise" and answer study questions about the content.
5th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 30 Views 87 Downloads
"Still I Rise" Reading Comprehension Exercise
Maya Angelou’s poem, "Still I Rise," offers an opportunity for comprehension and close reading practice. The left column of this worksheet contains the text of the poem and the right column presents questions about the six stanzas of the poem.
11th Language Arts 11 Views 25 Downloads
A Maya Masterpiece
Students analyze the symbols presented in a Maya artifact. They create collages that depict a theme related to contemporary life in their community, and write brief analyses explaining the symbolism of the images they chose.
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 12 Views 51 Downloads
Will America Fall Apart Like the Maya?
Students work in teams to research ancient Mayan civilization as they simulate working for the President of the United States. He is concerned that if a civilization as technologically advanced as the Maya's could disappear, could the U.S. do the same?
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 37 Downloads
Autobiography: Maya Angelou
Students study the concepts of autobiography, biography, and fiction as literary genres. They read, study, and analyze Maya Angelou's autobiographical writings in terms of what she intended to accomplish by her writings. They develop and enhance their literary competence by lessons which focus on figurative and symbolic language and on voice or points of view.
10th - 12th Language Arts 8 Views 29 Downloads
In this famous person learning exercise, learners read a passage about Maya Angelou and then complete a variety of in-class and homework activities to support comprehension, including partner interviews, spelling, cloze, synonym matches, and scrambled sentences.
4th - 8th Language Arts 47 Views 220 Downloads
Greetings from Maya Angelou
Students investigate the life and works of Maya Angelou. They complete a Webquest, read poems, listen to a reading by Maya Angelou, answer discussion questions, and write a poem, short story, or essay based on a newspaper article.
9th - 12th Language Arts 6 Views 22 Downloads
"And Still I Rise" Proud Black Women: Understanding the poetry of Maya Angelou through the lyrics of two female rappers.
Students examine the roles and contributions of African American women in the Arts as they research the biographies and artistic endeavors of Maya Angelou, Queen Latifah and Lauryn Hill. They explore these arts through dance, paint and writing.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History 10 Views 3 Downloads
"Champion of the World"
“Champion of the World,” a chapter from Maya Angelou’s I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, is the subject of a study guide that asks readers to consider the author’s purpose, the function of the chapter in the entire narrative, and Angelou’s use of hyperbole and irony in her descriptions.
10th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 8 Downloads
Reading Study Guide: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Meant for use with Maya Angelou's first autobiographical volume I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, the materials here are designed for a homeschool setting, but they'd suit any classroom or text. Graphic organizers, chapter summary guides, vocabulary practice, response to literature ideas, writing prompts, a plot flow chart, character map, and reading schedules are provided.
8th - 11th Language Arts 28 Views 290 Downloads
Four Foot Feat Table Diagram
Are you starting a personal narrative unit in your middle school class? Use this activity to help your young writers brainstorm the significant people and events in their lives. The "Four Foot Feat" table diagram prompts them to assign one table leg to each set of their grandparents, each of their parents, and the tabletop to themselves.
6th - 9th Language Arts 3 Views 16 Downloads
Lesson: Struggle and Transformation: Jaguar & Adolescence
To break down complex themes, discuss a sense of self, and learn a bit about Mayan culture, learners start through art analysis. They analyze a Mayan incense burner, discuss themes, and then write a short story that includes themes from discussion.
5th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 9 Views 19 Downloads
Lesson: The Gift of Giving
Giving gifts has been a part of the human experience since modern man walked the earth. Upper graders explore the culture of gift giving in Mayan times through an artistic analysis. They analyze gift giving and palace life as seen on an ancient vase.
7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 18 Downloads