Instructional Video

Their Eyes Were Watching God

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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 captures the vernacular of her characters.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Use the resource to prepare readers for the vernacular and free indirect discourse in Their Eyes Were Watching God
Classroom Considerations
  • One of five videos that are part of the American Masters series
  • The entire Jump at the Sun is available for purchase
  • Support materials include teaching tips, discussion questions, vocabulary flash cards, and two handouts
  • None of the speakers in the video clip are identified