I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
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A lovely list of adjectives describing the character of Maya's Grandmother - put them into rank order and find quotations to support them.
A pack of character and adjective cards with suggestions as to how they can be used to play a variety of games.
Perusing the prologue
Explore what quotations from the opening section reveal about Maya's perceptions and feelings.
Understanding Maya's life
Comprehension exercises on Chapter 1 to establish understanding and look at the way Angelou uses language. Includes a creative option.
True or false?
True or false activity based on Chapters 2-4 . Statements intended to generate discussion about presentation and style.
Questions on key chapters
A useful set of questions that focus on chapters 16 and 34 and explore the themes of racism and determination.
Other resource collections
Brackets and dashes
Grammar - sentence construction
Point of view
Creative writing (KS3)
Poetic devices puzzle