I'm sorry I can't be with you today. You can still be learning, though. Please show Ms. Brandecker and Ms. Livingston the same respect you give me. (Actually more.)
Today you will read a work by another famous author of the Harlem Renaissance, Zora Neal Hruston. (She is the woman whose picture I gave you in the slide show on Monday and you had to figure out her name.)
- Read How it Feels to Be Colored Me
- Use Awesome Highlighter to highlight parts you like in GREEN, things that confuse you in YELLOW.
- Paste the URL from your highlights into your English Journal.
- Also answer these questions about the text in your English Journal:
- Describe the town Hruston grew up in.
- What was she like as a little girl? How did she see herself?
- How does she feel about slavery?
- What does she think about people who are racist toward her?
- Explain what Hruston is trying to say in the last paragraph.
Note: The grading period ends this FRIDAY. This will be one of the last English Journal entries you make before I grade English Journals. Make it good. Also finish and turn in any work you still need to do for this class and any other class.