Their Eyes Were Watching God

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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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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • As a reading comprehension self-assessment, have individuals go through the puzzle once to see how many of the questions they can answer, and then a second time using their books to complete the puzzle
  • Have groups critique the strengths and weakness of the puzzle and then craft their own
Classroom Considerations

  • Both the prompts and the puzzle are printed on the same page
  • Focuses on characters and events rather than the significance of these elements

  • Includes an answer key

Common Core