Everyday Use Short Story by Alice Walker
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Introducing the Short Story with Literary Analysis: Conflict and Reading Skill: Make Vocabulary in Context VALUABLE? What makes something The word value means different things to different people. For example, an old vase might have high monetary value or high sentimental value. INTRODUCING THE SHORT STORY VALUABLE? What makes something To some, it might have great historical, cultural, or artistic value. But others might think it’s a useless piece of junk. Often people disagree over the value they assign to an object. Or they may agree that it is valuable, but not for the same reason. INTRODUCING THE SHORT STORY Write a short paragraph identifying the item and telling why it is valuable to you. VALUABLE? What makes something Click on the title to play the trailer. In “Everyday Use,” the main conflict centers around two sisters, Dee and Maggie, and their mother, who narrates the story. Although the main conflict between these characters is worked out in the resolution of the story, some other conflicts linger unresolved. As you read, pay attention to the conflicts and whether they are resolved. Also think about the differences in the characters’ values and priorities. For example, the narrator makes a comment about her yard being like “an extended living room.” From this comment, you might infer that she enjoys being outdoors. Because writers don’t always tell you everything you need to know about a character, you must make or logical guesses, based on story details and your own experiences. inferences, As you read, notice what the characters’ words and actions tell you about their personalities and attitudes. Take notes on a chart like the one shown. thinks orchids are tacky flowers Figure out the meaning of each boldfaced vocabulary word from the context. Sample answers appear in brackets. In your Reader/Writer Notebook, write a sentence that shows your understanding of each word. doctrine furtive heritage recompose 1. sneaky, furtive behavior 3. accept the club’s doctrine doctrine n. a set of rules, beliefs, or values held by a group heritage v. something passed down through generations, such as traditions, values, property recompose v. to restore to calm, to settle again
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