Day 3

Purple Hibiscus Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Compare and Contrast

    Kind of Activity:

    Group Work


    To understand the similarities and differences between pairs of characters, citing specific examples from the text, and to analyze how these characters develop and contribute to the themes of the book

    Common Core Standards:



    Split students into four groups. Assign each group a pair of characters: Kambili - Jaja, Kambili - Amaka, Papa - Aunty Ifeoma, Jaja - Obiora. Have each group consider the following questions about their pair of characters:

    1. Kambili - Jaja

    - How are they similar? How are they different?

    - Why do you think Jaja takes...

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