A Grape in the Sun
Kind of Activity:
Students will develop a deeper understanding of the characters by imaging their lives before the start of the play
Common Core Standards:
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.4, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.9-10.1, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.9-10.3
Students will write a 2- to 3-page scene that takes place ten years before the first scene in the play. Beneatha is ten years old, Walter Jr. and Ruth are in their early 20s, and Travis is either an infant or still unborn. Walter Lee Sr. is still alive.
Using information drawn from the text, students are encouraged to imagine what has changed between their imagined past and the...
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