Alice Walker
Lesson plans and teaching ideas

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The Color Purple eNotes Lesson Plan
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|Biography and Background| |The Color Purple| |"Everyday Use"| |Other Writing|

Biography and Background

Alice Walker
Biography at Wikipedia.

Brainy Quote: Alice Walker
A collection of quotations from the author.

Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth
This resource includes discussion questions, activities, and a video interview with Alice Walker (4:12). It focuses on The Color Purple.

World Book Club
Scroll down on the page to the 2008 BBC interview of author Alice Walker, who discusses The Color Purple.

The Color Purple

The Color Purple
A variety of reading strategies to support reading the book, including an anticipation guide, a questioning strategy, and a guided imagery activity.

The Color Purple
Five ideas for letters students might write in conjunction with reading the novel.

Other Writing

Click here: Lesson plans for "Everyday Use" have moved to their own page.

"The Flowers"
Text of the story.

Teaching Plot Structure through Short Stories
Students analyze plot structure using the stories "Jack and the Beanstalk," "The Flowers," and "Marigolds" by Eugenia Collier.