Responding to Literature, Grade 8
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Responding to Literature, Grade 8 : Unit 2 Family Ties : For my Sister Molly Who in the Fifties / Alice Walker : Activities

For my Sister Molly Who in the Fifties / Alice Walker


Writer’s Journal: Reflecting on Your Birth Order

Alice Walker was the youngest of eight children. How many siblings do you have? Where are you in the birth order? Are you an only child? Some studies have shown that your sibling birth order affects your personality. Read the article about birth order on Emotional Wellness Matters.

In your journal, respond to the article. Do you fit the profile for your birth position? Which of the hints do you find helpful, and why? How does birth order affect your family?

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