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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.

http://www.gradesaver.com/cgi-sys/cgiwrap/readers/quiz.cgi?book=caged&q_start=1&total_q=40

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