Their Eyes Were Watching God: Characters

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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 assign an essay using the first four chapters as an exploration into Janie's perspective. To prepare for the next lesson, they read chapters 5-6, paying special attention to Hurston's use of symbolism.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have kids create a poster with images reflecting Janie's state of mind, as well as writing about what her character is experiencing

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