Fast paced and joyful rhythm Chapter 9: Mostly narration Chapter 10: Mostly dialogue Emphasizes speech vs. In Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston, the author weaves words together to create a poetic view of the characters. The cow sunk a little with the added load and thrashed a moment in terror. Janie had a different presence about her when she was around Tea Cake, and through that simile the reader understands how Janie feels towards him. What impact in turn did she have on the folk group? Rich, cultural black southern vernacular Chapter 10: poetic, cultural, rich dialogue.
For this assignment, assign a Leader keeps time and keeps the group on task , a Reader reads all instructions and text chunks aloud , and a Writer makes sure all group members have correctly marked their texts and that all sentences in written responses are complete and include textual evidence. Zora Neale Hurston is an author who uses numerous metaphorical phrases well in all of her works, but especially in her novel Their Eyes Were Watching God. Assessment Have students select one additional descriptive passage in the novel where Hurston switches back and forth between Standard English and dialect. The teacher should prepare the selected questions ahead of time. This is a quest to advance the themes of the novel.
It will give an insight into the themes, the structure of the book, the roles of the different characters, symbolism, and motifs used by Zora Neale. Motor Boat has much more faith in a benevolent God than Tea Cake or Janie. Tea Cake eventually dies of rabies and Janie suffers the loss of her husband. The teacher will then provide the for students without the Possible Answers page and pose question 1, modeling a response, if necessary, and reviewing how to correctly use in-text citations while quoting evidence to support an answer. Each frame focuses on a specific period of Janie's life. Upon completion of the Webquest, the students will have one week to prepare for our Socratic Seminar, where they will be presenting their findings through whichever presentation medium they choose.
Thought she was being pulled down by a gator. The novel starts and ends with Janie and Phoeby sitting on the front porch. Have them read the story and complete the graphic organizer on to organize the evidence to be cited in the essay. Chapter 9: What is the authors purpose in emphasizing that so many suitors wanted to marry Janie? The blossoming pear tree symbolizes Janie's emerging womanhood. The hurricane: When nature glares its destruction upon the world, it displays its ability to cause chaos, destruction and cause our lives to turn upside down.
The description of Janie provides insight into the sexual attraction that her ample curves stimulate among the men in the town who can't help but stare at her. Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone. Be sure to put your notes in a safe and secure place, so you may reference them as you prepare for your upcoming assignments. It is their intense, self-sacrificing love that first causes Janie to go for the piece of roofing and later causes Tea Cake to fight the dog. This is an excellent resource for exploring links between Zora Neale Hurston and contemporary artists.
Love is lak de sea. My students are not quite ready for this and they will likely stare at the quote for an extended period of time unsure of how to tackle it. In this Webquest, students will be exploring the meaningful content within Zora Neale Hurston's novel Their Eyes Were Watching God. The main character, who is also the main protagonist Janie Crawford, is beautiful and yet confident black woman who the novel revolves around. Question 2: What does this article suggest about life in the 1930s, and by extentension, the life of Zora Neale Hurston? Question 3: How might this article be useful in understanding the segregation fostered by The Great Depression? At this point in the story, Janie had not yet found her voice, so the two enjoyed the quiet with one another.
I ask them if they remember what connotation is. I ask them to guess which words I would select from the ones on the board. The narrative depicts her journey into womanhood, the highs of new love and the deepest lows of love lost in the midst of tragedy using evocative imagery and language. Additionally, after you read two articles of your choosing, you are required to provide answers to the three questions listed below per website. I may have simply told them that figurative language says one thing but it means something else and it is the job of the reader to figure out what the meaning is. Finally, I tell them that they have to keep in mind the context of the quote selected and what they know about the story.
An optional adjustment to this assessment is to also have students provide textual evidence for each answer they provide on the multiple choice questions. That is a great lesson to be learned, and that is why it is one of the most important lines in the book. Home is the word we associate with warmth and family and safety. Poetic Words Imagery is the use of carefully selected words, that may include figurative language, like metaphors and similes, to help the reader visualize the characters, setting, or action. The seminar will allow the teacher to utilize a method of differentiated instruction in order to assess the students. She is alone at the end yet seems content. Janie's life reflects on how all the three factors have impacted her.
Use the following questions to guide discussion and student thinking throughout the close reading process. Figurative Language Tell students that regardless of whether Zora Neale Hurston was using dialect or Standard English, she employed many figures of speech in her writing. Throughout the story, the horizon is used repetitively to compare Janie's life journey, in which she is always looking towards something better, to that point in the distance that appears to be real, but can never be reached. The author, Zora Hurston, when writing their eyes were watching God, gives the novel a unique structure. At different times in the novel, the pear tree flowers or does not flower depending on Janie's circumstances and how much she trusts the man she is with.
This does not, however, last for long as he treats her badly. Students will independently mark the text and answer questions 7-10. The lake is similar in its inevitable nature: Hurston portrays it as unbeatable, impersonal and animal-like as it leaves its banks and overtakes people hiding in their homes or trying to flee the storm. As she climbs the tree and sits in its branches, Janie realizes the meaning of true love when she sees the marriage of the bees to the blossoms in the pear tree. The horizon is a symbol of Janie's lifelong search for happiness. Neither you, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again.