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  1. Title: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou MUST: be able to identify a theme from the poem. SHOULD:back up themes with evidence from the poem. COULD: respond to the evidence by comparing and contrasting this poem with one other poem studied. • Starter: • The title of the poem is ‘I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings’. • Why do you think the poet titled their poem in this way? • What does it make you think of? • Thought experiment: If you were in a cage, what would your emotions be? • Pick one emotion from the list below and write a paragraph explaining and supporting the reason you chose that emotion. • Dejected/cross/bored/delighted/ neutral/ • discouraged

  2. Title: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou MUST: be able to identify a theme from the poem. SHOULD:back up themes with evidence from the poem. COULD: respond to the evidence by comparing and contrasting this poem with one other poem studied. Read ‘I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

  3. Title: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou MUST: be able to identify a theme from the poem. SHOULD:back up themes with evidence from the poem. COULD: respond to the evidence by comparing and contrasting this poem with one other poem studied. (In pairs) Be prepared to back up your ideas with evidence from the poem: • Are there any repeated words that you think might be significant? • What theme may this suggest? • What’s the mood and atmosphere of the poem? • What theme may this suggest?

  4. Title: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou MUST: be able to identify a theme from the poem. SHOULD:back up themes with evidence from the poem. COULD: respond to the evidence by comparing and contrasting this poem with one other poem studied. Task: Read poem a second time. As you read, look out for common ideas associated with this poem. Highlight words which support the theme (evidence). • Ideas linked to this poem: • Freedom (highlight/color in blue) • Fear (highlight/color in red) • Oppression (highlight/color in yellow) Extension: When finished, look for rhyming words. Do you see a pattern? Try to work out a rhyme scheme.

  5. Title: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou MUST: be able to identify a theme from the poem. SHOULD:back up themes with evidence from the poem. COULD: respond to the evidence by comparing and contrasting this poem with one other poem studied. Whole class: Share themes and evidence found. Class discussion about themes and meanings in poem • Ideas linked to this poem: • Freedom (highlight/color in blue) • Fear (highlight/color in red) • Oppression (highlight/color in yellow) Did anyone complete the extension? Discuss. Extension: When finished, look for rhyming words. Do you see a pattern? Try to work out a rhyme scheme.

  6. Title: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou MUST: be able to identify a theme from the poem. SHOULD:back up themes with evidence from the poem. COULD: respond to the evidence by comparing and contrasting this poem with one other poem studied. • Extension: • What other poems can we compare this poem to? • By theme • By style • By rhyme scheme • By rhythm • By vocabulary • By voice

  7. Title: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou MUST: be able to identify a theme from the poem. SHOULD:back up themes with evidence from the poem. COULD: respond to the evidence by comparing and contrasting this poem with one other poem studied. • Close: • Did we meet our objectives? • Write down three things you have learned today.