"Everyday Use" by Alice Walker
Lesson plans and teaching resources
Biography at Wikipedia.
Brainy Quote: Alice Walker
A collection of quotations from the author.
World Book Club
Scroll down on the page to the 2008 BBC interview of author Alice Walker, who discusses The Color Purple .
Graphic organizer for character analysis; vocabulary, editing, and diction practice. This document requires Adobe Reader or compatible application for access.
Scroll down for an insightful analysis of the story.
"The Flowers" by Alice Walker
Text of the story.
"Everyday Use" vocabulary
25 words presented in context and with definitions. Click on a word for pronunciation, examples of recent use, more.
In the Eye of the Beholder: Exploring and Creating Folk Art from Everyday Items
This lesson plan begins with an article from the New York Times about Howard Finster, a Georgia folk artist. Students then create original artwork and design personalized creative spaces in the spirit of Finster's Paradise Gardens. When I read this lesson, it made me think of "Everyday Use," though the idea certainly could go with other stories, too.