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1 (use excerpts found in secondary textbooks) I Know WhytheCaged Bird Sings(use excerpts found in secondary textbooks)by Maya Angelou
2 How is Mrs. Flowers a hero for Maya Angelou? Journal WritingOn 9-11, many people became heroes for performing a basic act of kindness or risking their lives to save another.How is Mrs. Flowers a hero for Maya Angelou?
3 Character Traits Chart Actions or behaviors that define charactersDiscovered by what they do and sayIdentify traits of each character:Marguerite JohnsonMrs. FlowersMomma (Maya’s Grandma)Maya, as an adult author
4 Character Trait List Kind Generous Outgoing Polite Shy Heroic Reliable Curious
5 Interactive Binder Writing Marguerite’s visit with Mrs. Flowers was a turning point that changed her outlook and life.Think of a time when you experienced a turning point.Now, write about that time.
6 Memoir- written memories Chart- record descriptive detailsMaya’s Grandmother (Momma)The StoreMrs. FlowersMrs. Flower’s House
7 Vocabulary- 2 Column Notes Word: DefinePicture to represent the meaning/colorTAUT-BENIGN-INFUSE-INTOLERANT-ILLITERATE-FISCAL-COUCHED-
8 WORD MAP choose a word from the story to analyze VOC. WORDDEFINITIONANTONYMEXAMPLESYNONYM
9 Figurative Language Onomatopoeia A single word that sounds like the thing to which it refers.Six burgers were sizzling on the grill.
10 Figurative Language Simile A form of comparison in which one thing is compared to another unlike thing using the words like or as.My brother is as good as gold.
11 Figurative Language Personification My bed was calling me. Speaking of something that is not human as if it had human abilities and human reactions.My bed was calling me.
12 Figurative Language Metaphor My baby sister is a doll. A form of comparison that directly compares two unlike things with the same quality.My baby sister is a doll.
13 Figurative Language Hyperbole An apple a day keeps the doctor away. A great exaggeration used to emphasize a point, and is usually for expressive or comic effect.An apple a day keeps the doctor away.
14 Figurative Language Alliteration She sells seashells by the seashore. The repetition of a single letter or in a combination of lettersShe sells seashells by the seashore.
15 Figurative Language Chart for I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Quote from PassageFigure of SpeechCompares what?“ I got to know the lady who threw me my first lifeline.”“Her skin was a rich black that would have peeled like a plum if snagged.”
16 Figurative Language Chart for I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Quote from PassageFigure of SpeechCompares what?“One summer afternoon, sweet-milk in my memory, she stopped at the store to buy provisions.”“Brown photographs leered or threatened from the walls.”
17 Figurative Language Chart for I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Quote from PassageFigure of SpeechCompares what?“Her reading was a wonder to my ears.”“Childhood’s logic never asks to be proved.”
18 Wrap Up-essay ideasUse the figurative language charts to write an essay about the effect(s) of descriptive language in autobiographies.Ask students to reflect on an important influence in their lives and use figurative language to describe these moments.Write an essay about a hero or role model in your life.How can one’s setting influence their lifestyle?