If all of the elements of this lesson plan are employed, students will develop the following powers, skills, and understanding:
Reading closely to determine meaning and draw conclusions based on textual evidence.
Identifying themes in The Color Purple and analyzing the treatment of similar themes in supplemental texts.
Identifying and analyzing tone, point of view, dialect, and other elements of the language in the novel.
Analyzing structural and plot devices employed in The Color Purple.
Analyzing how historical context and setting shapes the narration, characters, plot, and other elements in The Color Purple.
Writing shorter and longer responses to the...