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In this story, set in the 1960s, a mother tells about a visit from her daughter Dee, to the family’s rural Southern home. Dee has adopted a different, bright, style of dress and Muslim way of greeting her family. Narration and dialogue reveal character traits as tension builds among Mama, Dee, and the younger daughter, Maggie, who is physically and emotionally scarred from a long-ago house fire. (Holt Elements of Literature, 2008)

This lesson was created as part of the Anthology Alignment Project, during which teachers created CCSS-aligned lessons for existing literary and information texts in anthologies. All page numbers and unit/week designations found in this lesson relate to the edition of the anthology named above. If you are using a trade book or different edition of this title, the page/unit/week references in this lesson will not match. Consult the content referenced in the body of the lesson to determine appropriate page numbers for your text.

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