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  • Everyday Use eNotes Reading Response Prompts

    As the story begins, what are some details that Mama, the narrator, explains about herself and her life? What is your opinion of Mama, based on her experiences and what she says about herself? Early in the story, Mama describes having a dream in which she and Dee appear together on a reality...

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  • Everyday Use eNotes Teaching Guide

    This guide highlights some of the most salient aspects of Alice Walker's "Everyday Use" before you begin teaching. As you guide your students through the text, they will gain unique insight into characterization, conflict, and important themes surrounding identity and personal empowerment.

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  • Everyday Use Character Analysis Lesson Plan

    Studying Flat, Round, Static, and Dynamic Characters: This lesson plan uses Alice Walker’s “Everyday Use” to introduce students to the terms flat, round, static, and dynamic as they pertain to literary characters. Students will draw inferences from key passages in the text, using characters’ dialogue and body language to make...

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