Their Eyes Were Watching God: Narrative and Point of View

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Can a novel have an omniscient narrator and still show character point of view? Explore text structure with a lesson plan about Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God. Several discussion questions encourage kids to examine the way the book is set up, as well as different character relationships. Next, they write about a secondary character's experiences, and read Chapter 4 for homework.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Perfect for an extended block-period language arts class, or multiple hour-long periods
  • Put kids into group for the presentation about their secondary character, or have them recreate the scene dramatically on their own
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  • Provides all materials for the entire unit in both a zip file and through URLs on the main page
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