1 Zora Neale Hurston Page 836 CCRS – Rl.11-12.1; RL.11-12.4; L ; L
2 Zora Neale HurstonShe was criticized in the African American community for celebrating the life of black people in the United States rather than confronting the white community for its discrimination.
3 Literary TermAutobiography (p. 837) – A written account of a person’s own life.
4 from Dust Tracks on a Road Vocabulary Previewing the Vocabularyhail v.: greet.brazenness n.: boldness.caper n.: foolish prank.exalted v.: lifted up.realm n.: kingdom.avarice n.: greed.tread n.: step; walk.
5 from Dust Tracks on a Road Vocabulary Previewing the Vocabularyprofoundly adv.: deeply.resolved v.: made a decision; determined.conceive v.: think; imagine.
6 from Dust Tracks on a Road Vocabulary Vocabulary ActivitySelect the correct meaning of each underlined word.Hurston’s brazenness sometimes got her into trouble. a. foolishness b. rudeness c. boldness d. greedShe entered the realm of literature at an early age. a. walk b. decision c. idea d. kingdomShe was profoundly moved by the character of Hercules. a. strangely b. foolishly c. deeply d. emotionallyShe also felt exalted by the story of Persephone. a. uplifted b. puzzled c. bothered d. determined[End of Section]
7 Idiomatic expressions Paraphrase the following idioms :“left me cold”“if we cut one caper”“just popped in”“I got on my mark”“go a piece of the way”“I’m going to catch it”“lick the calf”
8 Idiomatic Expressions 1. “left me cold” – did not interest me2. “if we cut one caper” – if we played anypranks3. “just popped in” – arrived with no warning4. “I got on my mark” – I got ready5. “go a piece of the way” – travel partway6. “I’m going to catch it” – I will be punished7. “lick the calf” – wash oneself
9 from Dust Tracks on a Road Why is Zora’s grandmother afraid for her granddaughter?Describe the visitors to the school.What is the most lasting effect of the visitors on Zora? What evidence in the text leads you to your conclusion?Does the author’s use of regional dialect enrich or take away from the story?
10 Activity P. 844 Questions 1-7 P. 845, 846 Grammar Link Misplaced and Dangling ModifiersPractice 1-5
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