Reflection: Complex Tasks Symbolism in Their Eyes Were Watching God, Day 2 of 2 - Section 2: Students Write


I think the process I asked them to follow when analyzing the symbol they selected was helpful. These student samples are a good example of what I was looking for in this assignment. Students did a good job of identifying the words that are packed with meaning. Just looking at the words highlighted, does provide a good visual that can guide analysis of the symbolic meaning of the item. The written analysis the second student wrote about the head rags is strong and it is clear that this student paid close attention to the words she highlighted.

  Complex Tasks: The Process Helped
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Symbolism in Their Eyes Were Watching God, Day 2 of 2

Unit 2: Writing About Their Eyes Were Watching God
Lesson 7 of 11

Objective: SWBAT determine symbolic meaning of a variety of symbols in the novel by focusing on the specific language used to describe the symbol, determining connotative meaning of language and making conclusions about the meaning of the symbol.

Big Idea: Words that are packed with meaning guide analysis of symbols.

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