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Alice Walker in the Classroom: "Living by the Word"

by Carol Jago

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Alice Walker in the Classroom: "Living by the Word"

Grades 8 – 12
Type Book
Pages 74
Published August 2000
Publisher National Council of Teachers of English



In Alice Walker in the Classroom, Carol Jago offers readers a handy guide for bringing this celebrated author's work into the classroom. The second volume in the new NCTE High School Literature Series, this companion to Nikki Giovanni in the Classroom includes biographical information, ideas for literature circles using Walker's short stories, sample writing lessons using Walker's poems, suggestions for teaching The Color Purple, and a wealth of resources for further investigation of Alice Walker and her work.


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