Toni Cade Bambara
Lesson plans and teaching ideas for "Blues Ain't no Mockin Bird" and other stories

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Biography and Background

Toni Cade Bambara
Biography at Wikipedia.

Toni Cade Bambara
Biography and bibliography.


"Blues Ain't no Mockin Bird"
How might students use storyboards to demonstrate and to extend their learning? Check the resources here. Students work with literary elements, dialect, conflict, more. Note: Storyboard That helps sponsor this site.

"Blues Ain't no Mockin Bird" Graphic Organizer
Students use a graphic organizer to understand the relationship of characters, practice editing, and explore characterization through dialect. This 6-page document requires Adobe Reader or compatible application for access.

Gorilla, My Love
Summary, related movies and TV shows, and 3 teaching ideas.

"Raymond's Run"
Comprehension questions, allusions, slang, literary analogies, conflict, character motivation, learning activities.