Tuesday, October 13th, 2015


  1. Read the following class purpose based on our work yesterday:
    • As a class, our purpose this year is to support each other in building skills and confidence in reading, writing, and speaking academic English. Throughout the year, we will connect these skills to each of our individual goals for work, college, and individual development.
  2. Write 3-4 sentences in response to this class purpose. Pick a part of the purpose statement to celebrate or appreciate. What else could we add?

Learning Targets

  • I can practice analyzing evidence using Say, Show, Matter.
  • I can use evidence to compare and contrast characters in a text.
  • I can connect my evidence analysis to the overall theme of a text.

“Everyday Use” Reflection Questions

  1. What is the narrator like? What does she believe her daughter wants her to be like?
  2. What is Dee like? Does she seem like a likable character? Why or why not?
  3. How does Dee’s appearance make the narrator feel? How does it make Maggie feel?
  4. What does the name “Dee” symbolize for Dee/Wangero? What does it symbolize for the narrator?
  5. Why does Dee/Wangero want the butter dasher?
  6. What do the quilts symbolize for Dee/Wangero? What do they symbolize for the narrator?
  7. Who “understands” more about their heritage–Dee/Wangero or the narrator? Why?




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