"Everyday Use" by Alice Walker: Close Reading Lessons (4 days)
This detailed, four-day close reading lesson guides students through Alice Walker's "Everyday Use" and asks them to make insights about characters, themes, and symbols in Walker's famous short story.
What's included in this resource
• Detailed lesson plans for four class periods
• Discussion self-evaluation for students
• Graphic organizers & sample student-responses
• Exit ticket writing prompts with rubric & bell ringer activity
• Analyze how the author develops characters in "Everyday Use"
• Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support reading of characters, themes, and symbols in Alice Walker's "Everyday Use"
• Decide if Mama is a reliable or unreliable narrator
Common Core Standards Addressed
Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
Analyze the impact of the author's choices regarding how to develop and relate elements of a story or drama (e.g., where a story is set, how the action is ordered, how the characters are introduced and developed).
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Created by the English Teacher's Critical Thinking Store
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