Lesson ECP-5

Welcome! Please consider how your attitude affects your and other students experience of the lesson.

Be respectful, come prepared with relevant material and show interest in order to have the best possible educational experience.

Learning outcomes

During the course of this lesson, you will:

  • read The Color Purple

  • discuss the events and characters

  • practice vocabulary, grammar and linking words in writing

Lesson outline

Part 1. The Color Purple reading vocabulary

Part 2. Read The Color Purple.

Part 3. Acrostic writing exercise.

Exit ticket + homework

Part 1

Related vocabulary

Time for the exercise: ~5 minutes


  • Hauling

  • Quilt

  • Ill-fitting

  • Blaspheme

  • Lynch

  • Cumbersome

  • Aptitude

  • Witchcraft

  • Infidelity

  • Deviate

  • Fondle


  • Transportera, dra

  • Lapptäcke, vaddera

  • Illasittande

  • Att häda

  • Att lyncha (hänga)

  • Ohanterlig, klumpig

  • Lämplighet, fallenhet

  • Häxkonst

  • Otrohet

  • Avvikande

  • Smeka, kela

Turn to a classmate and tell about:

  • something at which you are skilled or you have a certain aptitude for

  • a time when you had to deal with something hard or cumbersome

  • a situation where you could have been in trouble or as if you would be lynched

Part 2

As a group,

we read The Color Purple

pages 159-196.

Part 3

Acrostic writing

Time for the exercise: 20 minutes + you may continue working at home

Acrostic writing spells out a character name, forming the first letter of each line.

Please see our example using the character Nettie.

  1. Your task is to pick either Celie, Nettie or Mr. Albert

  2. Write a short character and event description. Aim for 100-200 words.

    1. Who is the characters and what important events have occured?

    2. What questions do you have that you want to know more about?

    3. What do you think will happen next?

  3. Try to use the linking words that we have learned:

    1. Elaboration: such as, for instance, as well, in addition, furthermore, moreover

    2. Cause and effect: due to, therefore, on the condition that, consequently, in order to

    3. Compare and contrast: in comparison, in contrast to, however, despite, whereas

Exit ticket

"Today, .. was easy, but .. was challenging."


Hand-in your acrostic writing by the 24th.