Day 3

The Color Purple Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    If Only

    Kind of Activity:

    Group Work

    Objective:

    Students will be able to debate the impact of a plot twist on the life of the main character.

    Common Core Standards:

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.11-12.1, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.11-12.5, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.11-12.1.C

    Structure:

    Divide students into two groups. Ask students to imagine that Albert had not kept Celie's letters from her all these years. Rather, she received them when Nettie had sent them. How might have Celie's life changed? Would it have changed at all, considering the environment in which she lived? Ask them to write a brief paragraph exploring these possibilities.

    Assign one group to investigate and support the idea...

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