On the attached handout are questions to guide your reading of The Color Purple. The questions follow the same order as the narrative with two exceptions: 2 questions are asked in the beginning for which support will come from throughout the narrative; a few questions about the story overall are included at the end. Some questions reference the letters by numbers. To identify which letter is referred to, start with the first letter in the book as Letter 1, and count forward.
Jot down your answers to each question as you read the book. You do not need to worry about grammar and punctuation or format – just express your responses clearly and where appropriate, support them with evidence from the text.