LEO: The Cloud Song

BLUESONG GUIDE DESCRIPTIONStudents are confronted daily with challenging relationships between family and friends at home, school and in the texts they read. Jess Klein’s Cloud song is perfectly suited to explore the nuances of these relationships. Novels such as Charlotte’s Web, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings and Joy Luck Club are just some of the possible companion texts for this study guide. “Cloud Song” uses a fascinating metaphor of clouds and weather to explore the complexities of a trusting relationship between mother and daughter.

Mindblue’s differentiated lesson plan is filled with multi-disciplinary activities linking the song to the study of clouds, personality types and popular movies such as Freaky Friday. Klein’s catchy music and Mindblue's discussion questions create a powerful springboard for classroom discussion.





Figure of Speech







Absolutely Normal Chaos - Sharon Creech

Awakening, The - Kate Chopin

Bean Trees, The - Barbara Kingsolver

Charlotte`s Web - E. B. White

Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant - Anne Tyler

Dollmaker, The - Harriette Arnow

Effects of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds, The - Paul Zindel

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings - Maya Angelou

I Remember Mama – John van Druten

Joy Luck Club – Amy Tan

Our Town – Thornton Wilder

Out Of The Dust – Karen Hesse

Raisin In The Sun – Lorraine Hansberry

Secret Life of Bees, The – Sue Kidd

Terms of Endearment - Larry McMurtry

Ties That Bind, Ties That Break – Lensey Namioka

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn – Betty Smith

Warriros Don’t Cry - Melba Patillo Beals

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