Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston Zora Neale Hurston Web Pages: - Article about the 1928 Hurricane http://www.tampabay.com/features/humaninterest/article808161.ece - Jim Crow Historical Background http://www.ferris.edu/jimcrow/what.htm - Hurston Biography http://ic.galegroup.com/ic/bic1/ReferenceDetailsPage/ReferenceDetailsWindow?failOverType=&quer y=&prodId=BIC1&windowstate=normal&contentModules=&mode=view&displayGroupName=Refer ence&limiter=&currPage=&disableHighlighting=true&displayGroups=&sortBy=&source=&search_w ithin_results=&action=e&catId=&activityType=&scanId=&documentId=GALE%7CK1631003212&u serGroupName=bccc_main&jsid=2c1dca36bc30b05d819145b2d645795e - Another Hurston Biography by Valerie Boyd (a great biographer of Hurston’s) http://zoranealehurston.com/about/ Homework Tonight: Please read over these websites and be prepared for a quiz over the material on Wednesday November 13th. Reading Schedule and Double Entry Journals: Due by November 21 – Chapters 1-7 (about 80 pages; NOTE YOUR CRUCIBLE SCRIPT IS DUE THIS DAY)) Due by December 3 – Chapters 8 – 16 (about 70 pages) Due by December 5 – Chapters 17 – Chapter 20 (about 40 pages) On each day, we will have a double entry journal due that will guide our discussion for the day. Each double entry journal will count as 33.333333333333 points each, totaling 100 points. These three double entry journals will count as a test grade and will be the major assessment for the novel (in other words, there will be no formal test; the double entry journal functions as your test grade). Your focus for the novel is the following: Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God features Janie Crawford and her journey to selfdiscovery. How do the stylistic devices and in particular, diction, syntax, figurative language, imagery, and tone, help the reader better understand the meaning of Janie's journey? Be sure that your double entry journal displays your understanding of Hurston’s stylistic devices in addition to theme. The rubric is below: Response to Literature 0=not evident 2=minimal evidence of mastery 4=adequate evidence of mastery 6=strong evidence of mastery 8=outstanding evidence of mastery Does the student write responses to literature that: ___Advance a judgment that demonstrates a comprehensive grasp of the significant ideas of works or passages. ___Support key ideas and viewpoints through accurate and detailed references to the text or to other works ___Demonstrate awareness of the author's use of stylistic devices and an appreciation of the effects created ___Identify and assess the impact of perceived ambiguities, nuances, and complexities within text. PLAGIARISM AND SPARKNOTES THAT ARE NOT CITED WILL RESULT IN A ZERO!!!!!