Day 4

The Color Purple Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Double Timeline

    Kind of Activity:

    Classwide Discussion


    Students will be able to understand the overlap of the lives of the two central characters.

    Common Core Standards:



    Now that both sisters' stories are included in the novel, students may have difficulty understanding when certain moments occurred in Nettie's life versus those that occurred in Celie's. Create a double timeline on a whiteboard or smartboard with spokes arranged above and below the horizontal line. Have students call out important moments in Celie's life, from the moment she lost touch with Nettie to the current reading assignment, and record them on the...

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