Their Eyes Were Watching God Common Core Aligned Novel Study Teaching Guide
Their Eyes Were Watching God Common Core Aligned Novel Study Teaching Guide
Their Eyes Were Watching God Common Core Aligned Novel Study Teaching Guide
Their Eyes Were Watching God Common Core Aligned Novel Study Teaching Guide

Their Eyes Were Watching God Common Core Aligned Novel Study Teaching Guide

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96 pages of student coursework, activities, quizzes, tests, and much more aligned with the Common Core State Standards and NCTE/IRA National ELA Standards for tenth through twelfth grade for Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God.

This Their Eyes Were Watching God Literature Guide includes:

  • Author Biography and corresponding questions (RI.9-10.1, RI.9-10.2, RI.9-10.3; RI.11-12.1, RI.11-12.2, RI.11-12.3)
  • Anticipation/Reaction Pre-Reading Activity
  • Historical Context Notes and questions on the Historical Context, including:
    • History of the Town of Eatonville (RI.9-10.1, RI.9-10.2, RI.9-10.3; RI.11-12.1, RI.11-12.2, RI.11-12.3)
    • African-American Oral Tradition (RI.9-10.1, RI.9-10.2, RI.9-10.3; RI.11-12.1, RI.11-12.2, RI.11-12.3)
    • Post-Civil War Segregation (RI.9-10.1, RI.9-10.2, RI.9-10.3; RI.11-12.1, RI.11-12.2, RI.11-12.3)
    • The Great Migration (RI.9-10.1, RI.9-10.2, RI.9-10.3; RI.11-12.1, RI.11-12.2, RI.11-12.3)
    • Harlem Renaissance (RI.9-10.1, RI.9-10.2, RI.9-10.3; RI.11-12.1, RI.11-12.2, RI.11-12.3)
  • Note-Taking and Summarizing Activities (numerous standards addressed)
  • Vocabulary Lists with and without definitions (RL.9-10.4, RL.9-10.9, L.9-10.4, L.9-10.6; L.11-12.4, L.11-12.6)
  • Plot Maps
  • Comprehension Check/ Study Guide Questions (numerous standards addressed)
  • Standard Focused Activities specifically for practicing
    • Dialect (RL.9-10.1, 4; RL.11-12.1, 4)
    • Figurative Language (RL.9-10.1, 4; RL.11-12.1, 4)
    • Characterization (RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.3; RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.3)
    • Types of Conflict (RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.3; RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.3)
    • Allusions (RL.9-10.4, RL.9-10.9, L.9-10.4, L.9-10.6; L.11-12.4, L.11-12.6)
    • Imagery (RL.9-10.4, RL.9-10.9, L.9-10.4, L.9-10.6; L.11-12.4, L.11-12.6)
    • Point of View (RL.9-10.1, 6; RL.11-12.1, 6)
    • Analyzing Poetry (RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.9, W.9-10.7, W.9-10.8, W.9-10.9; RL.11-12.2, RL.11-12.9, W.11-12.7)
    • African-American Folklore (RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.3, RL.9-10.9; RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.3, RL.11-12.9)
    • Voice (RL.9-10.1, 4; RL.11-12.1, 4)
    • Symbolism (RL.9-10.1, 4; RL.11-12.1, 4)
    • Theme (Rl.9-10.1, RL.9-10.2; RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.2)
  • Language/ Vocabulary Activities practicing the skills of
    • Word Roots L.9-10.3, L.9-10.4, L.9-10.6; L.11-12.3, L.11-12.4)
    • Vocabulary in Context (RL.9-10.4, L.9-10.3, L.9-10.4, L.9-10.5; RL.11-12.4, L.11-12.3, L.11-12.4)
    • Connotation/Denotation (RL.9-10.4, L.9-10.4.B; RL.11-12.4, L.11-12.4.B)
    • Analogies (RL.9-10.4, L.9-10.4.B; RL.11-12.4, L.11-12.4.B)
    • Which word? (L.9-10.4.A, L.9-10.4.C, L.9-10.4.D; L.11-12.4.A, L.11-12.4.C, L.11-12.4.D)
    • Word Parts (RL.9-10.4, L.9-10.3, L.9-10.4, L.9-10.5; RL.11-12.4, L.11-12.3, L.11-12.4)
  • Three Quizzes and Two Types of Final Tests
  • Novel Summary
  • Pre-reading, Post-Reading, Alternative Assessment Ideas and Activities (numerous standards addressed)
  • Essay/Writing Ideas and Prompts (numerous standards addressed)
  • Project and Response to Literature Rubrics
  • Complete Answer Key

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