This lesson is part of a larger unit on "Coming of Age" novels. In this unit, students focus on the strategies of asking questions and making inferences, and they also gain familiarity with characterization analysis and analysis of theme.
In today's lesson, students will use a graphic organizer to practice identifying indicators of themes in Alice Walker's short story, "Everyday Use," in addition to identifying indicators of themes in their literature circle novels. Inside, you will find a detailed lesson plan, customizable student notes, and an overhead transparency of the graphic organizer for use with the lesson.
This resource is part of the Coming of Age Unit collection.