Lesson ECP-7

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Learning outcomes

During the course of this lesson, you will:

  • read The Color Purple

  • discuss the events, theory and themes

  • practice vocabulary, grammar and linking words in writing

Lesson outline

Part 1. The Color Purple reading vocabulary

Part 2. Read The Color Purple, pages 275-286

Part 3. Writing exercise: theory and themes

Exit ticket & homework.

Part 1

Match the vocabulary with the Swedish translation

Time for the activity: ~5-10 minutes

Instruction: Match the English vocabulary with the Swedish translations.

For example:

  • Infirmary

  • Canyon

  • Sabotage

  • Marvel

  • Compound

  • Paramount

  • Shun

  • Scarification

  • Make a beeline

  • Rave

  • Förundran

  • Sabotage

  • Undvika, hålla sig borta ifrån

  • Ärrtatuering

  • Blanda, inhängnat område

  • Främst, av största vikt

  • Floddal

  • Sjukstuga

  • Att snabbt eller direkt gå

  • Prata osammanhängande eller entusiastiskt

Part 2

As a group,

we read The Color Purple

pages 275-286.

Part 3

Acrostic writing

Time for the exercise: 30 minutes

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

  1. First, decide on a postcolonial theory or a theme as your main word:

    • Ambivalence, exoticism, eurocentrism, colonial education, hybridity, mimicry or otherness.

    • Sisterhood, abuse, racism, sexism, gender roles, religion or society.

  2. Write a short comparison between postcolonialism and the theme.

    • What important events include both?

    • What questions do you have that relate to them both?

  3. Aim for 100-200 words.

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

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

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

    • Compare and contrast: in comparison, in contrast to, however, despite, whereas

Exit ticket

" .. was something I learned from the discussion."


No homework