To Kill a Mockingbird
Related Literature and Activities
"I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" by Maya Angelou
Found Poetry Task
After reading and discussing "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" create a piece of Found Poetry using Angelou's poem expressing your thoughts.
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Rules & Tips:
Read the article, an except from Peggy McIntosh's piece, "White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack". Answer the questions and create your own list. Try to begin each sentence with, "I can..."
Controlling Idea Assignment
Using the poem, "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" by Maya Angelou and the song lyrics, "Strange Fruit" by Billie Holiday, write a well-developed paragraph in which you use ideas from both the poem and the lyrics to establish a controlling idea about hypocrisy and racism. Develop your controlling idea using specific examples and details from BOTH the poem and the lyrics.