Quarter Four/Week Two April 3-7
Their Eyes Were Watching God: Zora Neale Hurston
Florence High School
Section I "C" Layer 70-79 points
– Read chapter 6-9 in the novel
– Define and be able to spell five of this weeks vocabulary
words: (dolefully, distended, indignantly, dilemma, fractious, jostled,
coquetry, proffered, figuratively, decorum, beseech, eulogy, discomfiture,
fractious, ostentatiously, alliances, insinuate, promontories, pullet,
menial ) (10 pts)
__________ Summary -
Complete a chapter summary sheet for chapters 6-9 (20 pts)
__________Questions – Answer any of this weeks discussion questions. (5 pts ea.)
* See rubric for acceptable response format
– You are Janie. Write Logan a note and leave it under his plate of
hoecakes before you leave for good. (10 pts) * See rubric for acceptable
__________ Similes – Replace the simile on pg. 54 with five of your own: (5 pts)
was wringing and twisting like: a) ______________________________
Section II "B"
Layer 10 points * See
rubric for acceptable response format for any of the following
__________ Write –
You are Janie. Write a letter to Dear Abby about your husband, who is
constantly putting you down. Have a partner draft a response.
__________ Vocabulary #1–
Complete vocabulary worksheet #1.
– Complete the diamante poetry worksheet.
__________ Talk Show
– Host a "talk show" with a partner. (Think Oprah or Dr.
Phil) One person will act as the host, the other will play the part
__________ Story –
Create a story using at least nine of this weeks vocabulary words.
Section III "A"
Layer 11 points * See
rubric for acceptable response format for any of the following
__________ Comic Strip
– Create a comic strip that includes one major scene from the story
so far and at least two characters.
__________ Collage –
Create a collage of images that represent Janie.
– Write a newspaper article. *See newspaper article handout
__________ Drama –
Create a one-person show about one character from the novel. *See
planning a performance handout
__________ Art – Create
a setting pop-up. *See pop-up directions handout
Questions – Week Two
1. How does Janie feel about
the stories people tell on the porch? How are they like "crayon
enlargements of life"? (pg 48)
2. Why does Matt become a target
for the storytellers? How does he feel about the jokes? Why has he forbidden
Janie to tell any stories about the mule?
3. Do you think Janie would
mind working in the store if she had great mental math skills? Why does
Jody insist that she do that work-and keep her hair covered?
4. Why doesn't Janie laugh at the mule-baiting? What does that show about her? Why does Jody buy the mule?
What does that show you about
him? Why does Janie compare Jody to Abraham Lincoln? What does that
show you about how she feels about him at that moment?
5. Are you surprised that Janie wants to go to the dragging-out after the mule dies? Would you want to go? What do you see and hear as you imagine it? Why doesn't Jody want Janie there?
6. Why does Lige always ask
Sam for information? Have you ever seen-or taken part in-this sort of
"contest in hyperbole"? Can you think of some questions-other
than the caution-nature issue-that these two might like to discuss?
7. Do some of the people
really believe in the monster at Hall's filling station?
8. How do Dave and Jim use their power with the words to impress Daisy? Do you think she is more impressed with one than the other?
9. Why does Janie stop arguing
with Jody? What would happen if she stood up to him whenever he put
10. How does Janie feel the
day Jody slaps her for burning the dinner? Does she deserve it? How
do the other men think Tony should treat his wife? How does Janie tell
off the men? Do you think she would have joined in the conversation
about wife-beating if her own husband hadn't slapped her earlier?
Directions: Select three
important events from your novel that involve action, adventure, or
a turning point. Write the chapter and page number for reference later.
Select the best event from
those listed above and write a news story that would make the front
page of the newspaper if the event were true. All news stories must
include the five W's: who, what, where, when, and why, plus how.
Incident from novel and
page number for story:
Think of a catchy headline
to use as a title for the news story.
Write the newspaper article
exactly as it might appear on the front page using all of the information
you gathered above. Make sure you write it
exactly as it would appear in an actual newspaper. Look at actual
newspaper articles for inspiration. Supply a picture, photo, or illustration
to be included in the story.
Directions: To get ready
for your one-person performance, think about one of the characters from
your novel. Plan your performance by filling out this sheet. This sheet
MUST be completed and turned in for final approval BEFORE your performance.
Book title ______________________________
Character's name ____________________________________
1. What will I need to wear
in order to show my audience when and where my character lived? ______________________________
2. How will I need to speak
in order to show my character's age? What kind of accent or special
words will I need to use? ______________________________
3. What kinds of props will I need? (props include tables and chairs as well as things actors use like books and reading glasses)
4. As I pretend to be this character, what will I tell the audience about who my character is, where he or she came from, what he or she thinks and feels, and what has happened in his or her life? Consider whether you will be using direct or indirect characterization or a combination of both.
Materials Needed –
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1. Create a quick sketch of the setting you wish to recreate and use it to help plan your pop-up.
2. Determine what materials you will need to use to recreate your setting.
3. To make the pop-up
A - 10 points – The three quotations clearly describe the major setting in the story
B - 8 points – The three quotations relate to the setting but miss one important point
C - 7 points – Quotations somewhat relate to the setting but are not key passages, or one quotation is missing
D - 6 points – Quotations
do not relate to the novel's major setting, or quotations are missing
A – 10 points – The pop-up definitely represents the setting described in the quotations
B – 8 points – The pop-up includes most of the information contained in the quotations
C – 7 points – The pop-up includes some of the information contained in the quotations
D – 6 points – The pop-up
does not resemble the story's setting
A – 10 points – The time and place are clearly identified
B – 8 points – Time and place are identified but could be more specific
C – 7 points – Only time or place is identified
D – 6 points – Neither
time or place is identified
A – 10 points – The pop-up is effectively planned, and is creative and colorful
B – 8 points – The pop-up is organized and is somewhat creative and colorful
C – 7 points – The pop-up needs more organization, creativity, and color
D – The pop-up looks as if
it were thrown together at the last minute
A diamente is
a “diamond-shaped” poem. Think about Janie’s character and use
the following framework to create an appropriate poem. Your final draft
should be professionally presented and will be graded according to your
knowledge of the character and your final presentation.
One noun to describe Janie at the beginning of the novel –
Two adjectives that describe Janie –
Three verbs (ending in ing) that you associate with Janie –
Four nouns that you associate with Janie –
Three verbs (ending in ing) showing a change in Janie –
Two adjectives that describe Janie now –
One word that
is opposite of the word you used in line one –
Here is an
example of a diamente that shows how summer turns into winter.
building, blooming, bursting
warmth, flowers, youth, color
fading, chilling, shrinking
Here is another
example. Can you guess which famous civil rights leader this might be
acting, loving, protecting
perseverance, calm, resolute, activist
speaking, convincing, changing
Circle the word or phrase
in each group that does not belong
with the others and briefly explain why.
1. transients migrants drifters
2. jook spittoon jukebox dance
3. pallet sticking plaster laceration bandage
4. flivvers bunions ingrown toenails feet
5. drunkard wastrel rounder
6. scimitars dug-outs rapiers
7. emanation pretense camouflage
8. crow bray gloat boast
9. suppressed stealthy preempted
10. metamorphosis change transfig
Fill in the
blanks with a synonym for each word that starts with the given letter.