Lesson: Watching The Movie - The Color Purple

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Lesson Objective

Students will be able to: Compare and contrast the film version to the novel. Synthesize the information learned from the unit of study with what they see in the film. Analyze a quote and how it reflects Celie's growth

Lesson Plan

Do Now:
Have students write a review of the novel "The Color Purple."  Explain to them that this review needs to explain: the main idea, the major characters and the change that occurs in the novel.

Teacher Says
Today we will be watching the movie "The Color Purple"  Now that we have finished reading the novel, I want you to compare and contrast the novel to the movie.  As you are watching the movie ask yourself how the novel and movie are similar and how they are different.  You will be given a series of questions that you can answer as you are watching the movie of afterwards. 

Your final project will be to write an essay on the movie.

Direct Instruction:
Students and Teacher watch movie.

Guided Practice
The Color Purple Video Questions

Independent Practice
The Color Purple Essay.
Students will respond to the following quote:
"You're black, you're poor, you're ugly, you're a woman; you're nothing.

Discuss this statement in light of both gender and racial oppression during segregation. Use specific examples from the movie.

Would you recommend this book to another 7th grade class?  Why or Why not?

Lesson Resources

THe Color Purple Essay   Texts
The Color Purple Video Questions  


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