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Suggested final assessment

Part 1 A multiple-choice exam that covers the story line and assesses students understanding of the story. Available at the site below.


Part II An objective part containing matching items for the final set of vocabulary and multiple choice items covering literary devices.

Part III An essay. (See Lessons 20-23 for writing lessons and rubric.)

Students will write an essay of at least 500 words that answers the question, “What can I Know Why Caged Bird Sings teach us about how people overcome adversity?” The essay must contain an introduction, body paragraphs, and a conclusion and should discuss examples of adversity that are culled from students’ knowledge of the world around them or personal experience.


Urban Dreams
OUSD Curriculum Unit
I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
by Maya Angelou
Subject: English
Grade Level: 9th

Lesson Plan Author:
Juanita McCrary-Holmes
School: Skyline High School
Organization: OUSD