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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Common Core Aligned Literature Guide - PDF
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Novel Lesson Unit
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Teaching Guide
 
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ISBN: 978-1-938913-82-2
Pages: 172
Copyright: 2014
Writer: Jennifer Northcutt

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This complete Literature Guide for Maya Angelou's classic novel I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings has been written to focus on time-tested best practices for teaching, and is aligned to the Common Core State Standards, the NCTE/IRA English Language Arts Standards, and the Texas TEKS for grades 9-12. 172 pages.

This Literature Guide for I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings includes:

•Pre-Reading Ideas and Activities List (addresses numerous and varied CCSS for ELA)
•Pre-Reading Activity: Poetry Analysis
•Informational Focus Articles that address numerous and varied Reading: Informational standards for Grades 9-12, including:
Article on Genre: Autobiography Article on Buildungsroman with corresponding questions
•Historical Context Article on the Civil Rights Movement with corresponding questions
•Historical Context Article on Jim Crow Laws with corresponding questions
•Historical Context Article on Racial Violence and Crime with corresponding questions
•Article on Cultural/Social Context in Literature with corresponding questions
•Author Biography with corresponding questions
•Pre-Reading and Interpretation lesson
•Website Exploration: The Jim Crow Laws
•Vocabulary List without Definitions
•Vocabulary List with Definitions
•Diction, Allusions, Slang, and Other Unique Terminology List
Anticipation/Reaction Guide: Pre-Reading Response and Post-Reading Response
•Active Reading Guide for Note-Taking (addresses numerous and varied CCSS for ELA)
•Comprehension and Analysis Questions for deeper understanding of the novel (addresses numerous and varied Reading: Literature standards)

Specific CCSS Reading: Literature Lessons on:
•Diction (RL.9-10.4, L.9-10.3; RL.11-12.4, L.11-12.3)
•Summarizing (RL.9-10.2; RL.11-12.2)
•Characterization (RL.9-10.3; RL.11-12.3)
•Word Choice and Tone (RL,9-10.4, L.9-10.4a; RL,11-12.4, L.11-12.4a)
•Analyzing Event Order and Manipulation of Time (RL.9-10.5; RL.11-12.5)
•Using Textual Evidence to Support an Inference (RL.9-10.1; RL.11-12.1)
•Theme (RL.9-10.2; RL.11-12.2)

Specific CCSS Writing Lessons on:
•Descriptive Writing (W.9-10.3, W.9-10.3d; W.11-12.3, W.11-12.3d)
•Narrative Writing (W. 9-10.3, W.9-10.3c; W.11-12.3, W.11-12.3c)
•Point of View (W.9-10.3a; W.11-12.3a)
•Using Arguments to Support Claims (W.9-10.1a, W.9-10.1b; W.11-12.1a, W.11-12.2.1b)
•Objective Tone (W.9-10.1d, W.9-10.2d; W.911-12.1d, W.11-12.2d)
•Transition Words and Phrases (W.9-10.1c, W.9-10.2c, W.9-10.4; W.11-12.1c, W.11-12.2c, W.11-12.4)
•Writing Introductions and Conclusions (W.9-10.1a, W.9-10.2a; W.11-12.1a, W.11-12.2a)

Specific CCSS Language Lessons on:
•Parallel Structure (L.9-10.1a)
•Connotation and Denotation (L.9-10.5b, L.11-12.5b)
•Nuance (L.9-10.5b; L.11-12.5b)
•Using Context Clues to Identify Unknown Words (L.9-10.3, L.9-10.4a)
•Colons and Semicolons (L.9-10.2a, L.9-102b)
•Phrases (L.9-10.1b)
•Clauses (L.9-10.1b, L.9-10.2.a)
•Reading Quizzes for each section
•Vocabulary Quizzes for each section

Two Final Exams: one written to higher-level of rigor for CCSS assessments; one all-multiple choice test for differentiation, primarily recall and comprehension, designed to ease students into the rigor of Common Core assessments

Teacher Resources, including:
•Post-Reading and Extension Ideas (addresses numerous and varied CCSS for ELA)
•Essay and Writing Ideas (addresses numerous and varied Writing CCSS for ELA)
•Teacher's Agenda/Notes
•Sample Agenda
•Summary of the Novel
•Answer Key
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