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Their Eyes Were Watching God Lesson Plan

Bringing in Technology

Throughout the study of Their Eyes Were Watching God, students with disabilities should have the option of using dictation software for writing assignments, and text-to-speech software for reading assignments, or any other ADA-mandated technological accommodations.

In the Day #1 activity, "The Porch Gossip," students will start a Twitter account and make commentary based on the character of the gossipers and what Janie tells Phoeby. For example, "Oh ma Lawd, that's Janie Starks coming back! #dirtyoveralls" or "@PhoebyWatson going with hot buns for the hot gossip on Janie!" This can carry on through the novel, especially in the parts where Janie is living in Eatonville with Jody. Students...

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