Day 5

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Thematically Speaking

    Kind of Activity:

    Classwide Discussion


    Students will gain a greater understanding of the play’s themes. Students will be able to lead class discussions about core ideas of the play.

    Common Core Standards:



    This activity is an opportunity for students to consolidate their knowledge about the play and dialogue with their peers about the “big picture” elements of the play. Working in groups of 2, students should select 1 of the following themes or symbols:

    • Race and Beauty
    • Racism
    • The Healing Power of Literature
    • Self Discovery
    • ...

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