Lesson: Chapters 48 - 56

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Lesson Objective

Students will be able to analyze and interpret the novel thus far and express their observations and conclusions verbally in a large group setting.

Lesson Plan

Do Now
Words that can be used to compare things, Words that can be used to contrast things.
Activity: Write a sentence in which you compare the following two items and another in which you contrast them.

School, Work
Compare:_____________________
Contrast: _____________________

Cellie, Sofia
Compare:_____________________
Contrast: __________________
___

Teacher Says
Today we are going to focus on Chapter's 48- 56.  We are going to work in groups to have book talks about the plot, characters and then make predictions on what we think will happen.

Direct Instruction:
(Teacher Says)
Before we begin our class discussion on the novel, I want you to take a moment and summarize these chapters.
(this is an opportunity for students to ask questions about things they didn't understand or thoughts they have about the novel)

Guided  & Independent Practice
You will have students analyze and interpret the novel thus far and demonstrate their ability to express these observations and conclusions verbally in a large group setting.

In groups students will answer the discussion questions on the handout.
(Break students up into groups.  You can have each group answer and discuss all the questions or have each group work on certain questions.  As the teacher you should circulate from group to group ensuring that discussions are focused on the questions)

Closing:
Based on what we've read thus far, make a prediction on what you think will happen with Mr _________ and Sophia?

Lesson Resources

The Color Purple Discussion Questions 48 56   Classwork
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