Day 4

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Caps Off to You

    Kind of Activity:

    Artistic Response


    Students will be able to artistically represent the book thus far.


    Graduation is an important time in Stamps. Maya, her schoolmates, and their parents frantically prepare clothes, decorations, and a program for the special day. However, they seem to have left an important accessory out of their preparations—graduation caps!

    Working individually, students must design and create a graduation cap that represents the book so far. Students can elect to depict a specific theme of the book, one or more of the main characters, a particular event, etc. Students should be encouraged to take intangible elements...

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