Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's novel is composed of the following various themes that she weaves throughout the pages:
Purple hibiscus flower theme Physical/mental abusetheme Family relationships Civil unrest Igbo culture Wealth versus poverty Religion versus religious African versus American Silence Assumptions Hope/Believing Identity Defiance
The teacher may want to utilize the following graphic organizers in the class room to further develop the above listed themes. Students can be instructed to identify the themes as they connect them with the characters. The graphic organizers range from bookmarks to photo scrapbooks. Freeology and Teacher Printables websites include a wealth of information for the teacher. The teacher may want to research the websites to initiate additional class studies relatable to Purple Hibiscus. Examples of teaching assessments related to the above listed themes include:
*Completion of a Thematic Bookmark Thestudents choose a theme and connect it throughout the story by listing the page numbers as they read the novel. The bookmark template can be found at theWelcome Teachers Free Printable TeachingResourceswebsite http://www.teacherprintables.net.
*Completion of a Character Web Graphic Organizer The students choose four characters from the novel to research throughout the story. The organizer will help develope the characters. You may also assign a theme with each character. The organizer template can be found at the Welcome Teachers Free Printable Teaching Resources website http://teacherprintables.net.
* Completion of a Photo Scrapbook Graphic Organizer The students utilize their artisticskills to complete the photos of several of the characters' stories. You may designate that they connect the assignment with a particular theme. The organizer can be found at the Welcome Teachers Free Printable Teaching Resources website http://www.teacherprintables.net.
* Completion of an Annotations Bookmark Graphic Organizer The students will complete the bookmark as they read along through the book. The organizer can be used fornote taking. The organizer can be found at the Freeology: Free School Stuff website http://www.freeology.com.
*Completion of a Making Connections Graphic Organizer The students will complete the organizer by making personal and cultural connections with the text. The organizer can be found at Freeology: Free School Stuff website http://www.Freeology.com.
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