I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Video Study Guide | Complete Playlist

In this playlist of 42 videos, Maya Angelou’s I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is summarized and analyzed chapter by chapter with additional discussions at the end.  Over the course of these short videos (all under 5 minutes), students will learn to cite textual evidence to support their analysis of the text’s explicit and inferred messages.  Students will also be provided with a deep analysis of the themes and central ideas and how they develop throughout the book.  Course Hero also provides free resources like study guides and infographics at the link below. For a list of Common Core State Standards addressed, see below. 

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Common Core State Standards I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou


Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.


Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze in detail its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text.