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Folktales of Zora Neale Hurston

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Do you know why woodpeckers have red heads? Why the possum has no hair on its tail? Why a cat has nine lives? Find out by downloading this resource that uses Zora Neale Hurston's collection Mules and Men as the basis of a study of...
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Their Eyes Were Watching God: Symbols

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Emphasize the difference between literal and figurative language, as well as how each adds to the plot, with a lesson on Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God. Readers study the images of the pear tree, the street lamp, and...
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Their Eyes Were Watching God: Biography

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Introduce your unit on Their Eyes Were Watching God with a biography lesson about the author, Zora Neale Hurston. A 16-minute audio track depicts Hurston's contribution to both the literary world and to the Harlem Renaissance, and...
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"Lonesome for a Change": Close Reading an excerpt from Their Eyes Were Watching God

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Whether or not Zora Neale Hurston's classic novel is a part of your course, this packet deserves a place in your curriculum library. Designed as a close reading exercise, the series of activities begins with the instructor modeling, with...
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Their Eyes Were Watching God: The Plot Unfolds

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How can a scene from a novel be different when represented on film? After creating a timeline from the plot of Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God, kids watch the first or last fifteen minutes of the film version, produced...
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Their Eyes Were Watching God: Figurative Language

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Zora Neale Hurston's beautiful language in Their Eyes Were Watching God is not only a pleasure to read, it helps to further the plot and character development. Once your class has finished Chapter 6 of the novel, have them discuss...
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Their Eyes Were Watching God: Characters

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Delve into the world of Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston with an in-depth activity about character development. Have kids discuss plot points and character relationships with several discussion questions, and then...
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Their Eyes Were Watching God: Narrative and Point of View

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Can a novel have an omniscient narrator and still show character point of view? Explore text structure with a instructional activity about Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God. Several discussion questions encourage kids to...
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Their Eyes Were Watching God: Character Development

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Study character development with a lesson from Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston. After listening to the audio guide from earlier in the unit, kids track Janie's development and changes throughout the novel, noting how...
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When I Set My Hat at a Certain Angle: Trying on Zora Neale Hurston's Voice to Dress-up Prose

For Teachers 9th - 12th
After reading and evaluating examples of prose nonfiction by Zora Neale Hurston and other authors, high schoolers write a personal reflective essay rich in figurative language. By incorporating this strategy, they utilize voice within...
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Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
In this online interactive reading comprehension learning exercise, students respond to 5 short answer and essay questions based on Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God. Students may also access an online quiz on the selection using...
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Folklore in Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed
Students read Zora Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God and explore her life history as well as novel analysis activities. In this novel analysis lesson, students identify elements in the novel and its overall literary impact. Students...
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Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
In this online interactive reading comprehension worksheet, students respond to 12 multiple choice questions based on Their Eyes Were Watching God. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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Their Eyes Were Watching God: The Impact of Language

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed Standards
Author, filmmaker, and anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston was also a dialectologist. The dialogue of the characters in her novel Their Eyes Were Watching God reveals her fascination with accents and dialects. A short video from the Great...
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"The Inside Search" from Dust Tracks on a Road by Zora Hurston

For Students 10th - 12th
Who is Zora Neale Hurston? Read the autobiography the best known female writer from the Harlem Renaissance. After reading the novel Dust Tracks on a Road, have your class complete this packet. There are 12 multiple-choice questions...
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Their Eyes Were Watching God Study Questions & Essay Topics

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
In this online interactive literature worksheet, students respond to 8 short answer and essay questions about Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God. Students may check some of their answers online.
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Their Eyes Were Watching God Quiz

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
For this online interactive reading comprehension worksheet, students respond to 25 multiple choice questions about Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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Their Eyes Were Watching God: Themes of the Novel

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God presents three strong central themes: a woman's voice, race, and religion. After finishing the novel for homework the night before, kids address these themes in a discussion and writing...
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Their Eyes Were Watching God: A Great Novel

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How can an author become the voice of a generation? After finishing Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston, readers discuss what makes a book great and how Hurston's message echoes through generations in America. They write...
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Folklore in Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers define folklore, folk groups, tradition, and oral narrative, identify traditional elements in Their Eyes Were Watching God, and analyze and explain the role of traditional folkways and folk speech in the overall literary...
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Their Eyes Were Watching God

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Prepare first-time readers of Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God with a short video that provides information about how Hurston came to write the novel and how her use of free indirect discourse enriches the story and...
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Their Eyes Were Watching God

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The main character in Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God, is the focus of a crossword puzzle that asks readers to identify key events and characters in Janie Starks' life.
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The Harlem Renaissance

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The Harlem Renaissance brought forth many American art forms including jazz, and the writings of Zora Neale Hurston and Langston Hughes. Using a carefully curated set of documents from the Library of Congress, pupils see the cultural...
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Public Reaction to Their Eyes Were Watching God

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
While white literary critics praised her work, the black literary establishment trashed Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God. See what other writers have to say about the novel in a short video from the PBS Masters series.

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