Day 1

The Color Purple Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Letter of Advice

    Kind of Activity:

    Individual Writing


    Students will be able to imagine an interaction with the main character using the same form the novel uses.

    Common Core Standards:



    Continue your earlier discussion on the role of letters in Walker's novel. Why does Celie communicate her thoughts in this way? Why is she writing to God, and not to someone she knows? What can a reader learn from a letter that they cannot learn in another way?

    Tell students that they will be writing a letter to Celie. The letter should be from the perspective of a helpful friend,...

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