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SPEAK Connections:

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Stephanie Franklin

on 17 October 2014

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Transcript of SPEAK Connections:

SPEAK Connections:
Melinda Sordino
and Maya Angelou

Melinda Sordino: Fictional Character
Maya Angelou: Renowned Writer
What significance is there in the multiple references to Maya Angelou and to her banned book
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
?
Who is Maya Angelou?
Watch the video
Maya Angelou--Mini Biography
. If unavailable, go to the following website for biographical information: http://www.biography.com/people/maya-angelou-9185388#synopsis

Use the video/text to complete Part I on your analysis sheet.
What exactly happens in
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
?
Go to http://www.theguardian.com/books/2013/aug/18/maya-angelou-caged-bird-review
and read "
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
by Maya Angelou--Review."

Use the text to complete Part II on your analysis sheet.
Why has
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
been banned?
Go to http://bannedbooks.world.edu/2011/10/30/banned-books-awareness-caged-bird-sings/
and read the editorial "Banned Book Awareness:
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
."

Use the text to complete Part III on your analysis sheet.
Has
Speak
ever been challenged or banned?
Go to http://mackidsbooks.com/banned-books-week-speak-by-laurie-halse-anderson/
and read the article "Banned Books Week!
Speak
by Laurie Halse Anderson."

Use the text to complete Part IV on your analysis sheet.
How does the poem "Caged Bird" relate to
Speak
?
Watch the following two videos:
Maya Angelou "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings"
Maya Angelou: Finding My Voice

Then, complete Part V on your analysis sheet.
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