Squabbling sisters, a cherished family heirloom and an inheritance -- all comprise the conflicts in "Everyday Use". This 15 page compare and contrast essay lesson plan presented by High 5 Achievers and aligned to the Common Core State Standards has students read this beautiful short story by Alice Walker. With the help of a graphic organizer, students will write an essay comparing the two main characters in the story. In addition, there are numerous supplemental exercises which enhance the students' understanding of the story. Some of the exercises include designing a family tree and assuming the persona of an advice columnist.