| Common Core alignment to "Reading: Literature and Subject-related Content" is to 3 key phrases:|
"Particular Topic", "Context" and "Reading Literature". CCSS Alignment Strand Numbers for Specific Grades:
Particular Topic: "CCSS.ELA-Literacy." precedes these numbers: 4.6. 5.6, 6.6, 7.6, 8.6, 9-10.6, 11-12.6
Context: "CCSS.ELA-Literacy." precedes these numbers: 2.4a, 3.4a, 4.4a, 5.4a, 6.4a, 7.4a, 8.4a, 9-10.4a, 11-12.4a
Reading: Literature: "CCSS.ELA-Literacy." precedes these numbers:
RL.2.4, RL.3.4, RL.4.4. RL.5.4, RL.6.4, RL.7.4, RL.8.4, RL.9-10.4, RL.11-12.4
Reading: Informational Text: "CCSS.ELA-Literacy." precedes these numbers:
RI.2.4, RI.3.4, RI.4.4. RI.5.4, RI.6.4, RI.7.4, RI.8.4, RI.9-10.4, RI.11-12.4
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A vocabulary word list for I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings is arranged in order of appearance:
Chapters 1-5: snout, musty, ceaseless, kerosene, commissary, paranoia, boll, abacus, penitentiary, jest, rakish, astraddle, scurry, heinous, bogey man, tonic, aghast, preserves, aptly, adder
Chapters 6-10: brimstone, deacon, flinty, pulpit, chifforobe, bombastic, brood, quadroon, octoroon, lofty, saloon, sibling, reminisce, appellation
Chapters 11-15: squirm, torturous, violator, instinctive, smirking, forfeit, impudent, lynching, benign, bungalow, crumpet, tribulation
Chapters 16-20: debutante, embroider, sachet, mumbledypeg, apprehension, plod, berate, extinction, illusion, swagger, blasphemous, hoity-toity, vaunt, pendulum, assail, maim, snicker, treacherous, monitor, coherent
Chapters 21-25: metamorphosis, imperceptible, placate, voodoo, banshee, serge, ordurous, ghoulish, reminiscence, pique, jittery, perfunctory, palpable, puce, elocution, diminish, contemptuous, scoundrel, vernacular, confrontation, djinn
Chapters 26-30: lax, pince-nez, goulash, spontaneous, untwine, desiccate, impermanence, maraud, shroud, dauntless, animosity, aura, frivolous, soliloquy, pantomine, inducement, elicit, proposition, Lucullan, manor, corrugated, ramshackle, quizzical, lofty, reveler, incomprehensible, bumbling, careen, cacophony, winsomely
Chapters 31-35: pretentious, piteous, keen, plague, perplex, impudence, laceration, Brobdingnag, deliquent, jitterbug, magnanimous, zoot suit, alum, visor, recourse, ocher, knapsack, chenille, jaunty, inflection, excruciating, tripartite, belligerence, libido, ostracize, hermaphrodite, hoard, unrelenting, malaise, suave, unscrupulous
Thank you, Jan Cook, a former teacher at Sacred Heart Prep in Atherton, California, for being the teacher contributor at www.myVocabulary.com for a vocabulary word list for I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou.