Wednesday, March 17, 2010

How it Feels to Be Colored Me By Zora Neal Huston

Good morning,
    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.)

  1. Read How it Feels to Be Colored Me
  2. Use Awesome Highlighter to highlight parts you like in GREEN, things that confuse you in YELLOW.
  3. Paste the URL from your highlights into your English Journal.
  4. Also answer these questions about the text in your English Journal:
    1. Describe the town Hruston grew up in.
    2. What was she like as a little girl? How did she see herself?
    3. How does she feel about slavery?
    4. What does she think about people who are racist toward her?
    5. 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.

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