1. IWBAT compare Paul Lawrence Dunbar's "Sympathy" to Maya Angelou's "Caged Bird."
2. IWBAT explain what a caged bird symbolizes in these two poems.
1. Quill: Complete lessons due this week, from June 2nd through June 6th
2. Homework Check: Percy's Letter to Poseidon
3. Introduction to Maya Angelou:
- A: Watch the BrainPop video about Maya Angelou. (username: palmbeach, password: palmbeach)
- B: Read Maya Angelou's biography.
- C: Watch this recent CNN clip about remembering Maya Angelou's accomplishments:
4. Read Her Poetry:
5. Read "Sympathy" and "Caged Bird": view poems and analysis here
6. Exit Slip: Socrative (room number: kba)
- What did you learn today? Give specific information, not just "about Maya Angelou."
- Teacher's Question: Why did Maya Angelou title her first autobiography I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings?
Finished Early? You may:
- continue working:
- work on other assigned Quill lessons, or redo unmastered skills
- read your AR book silently
- work on TeenBiz3000
- extend your learning:
- explore other Greek gods and goddesses using the sources below
- learn more about Perseus
- watch the author speak about his book, The Lightning Thief
- explore other characters on the Camp Half-Blood Wiki
- learn more about the Oracle, or ask the Oracle your own question
- find out which character you are from The Percy Jackson & the Olympians series
- create your own myth
- practice your Greek gods/goddess knowledge with trivia games
- play ancient Greece jeopardy (by yourself or quietly with a partner)
- play winged sandals games (help fly Daedalus to the sun, put Cerberus to sleep, or fight “girls vs. boys” in Amazonians vs. Athenians.)
- watch more videos about Maya Angelou:
Homework: "Phenomenal Woman"
Greek Gods Project Presentations: evaluate your teammates' presentations here