Day 1

The Color Purple Lesson Plan

Reading Assignment, Questions, Vocabulary

Read from Celie's first letter to her letter describing Shug Avery's arrival. This letter concludes with "And a little water come to his eyes"--approximately 48 pages into the book according to 1982 Harcourt edition.

Common Core Objectives

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    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.11-12.1 Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text, including determining where the text leaves matters uncertain.

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    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.11-12.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone,...

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