This product is a complete lesson for "Marigolds" by Eugenia Collier, which is found in the ninth grade Language of Literature anthology. It includes an introductory Power Point focused on the setting of "The Great Depression." (Although it is stated in the story that the Depression didn't even affect Lizbeth's community, because they were too poor as it was, I think it's a good way to relate to students just how desperate her situation was.)
It also includes:
KWL Handout and Reading Guide related to the setting.
Detailed Reading Road Map for the remainder of the story.
Group Theme Analysis Handout
Three options for homework including a comparing themes handout between "Marigolds" and "A Dream Deferred"; A character analysis handout for Lizbeth; and a character journal from the perspective of an adult Lizbeth.