The Harlem Renaissance Reading and Discussion Activity

The Harlem Renaissance Reading and Discussion Activity
The Harlem Renaissance Reading and Discussion Activity
The Harlem Renaissance Reading and Discussion Activity
The Harlem Renaissance Reading and Discussion Activity
The Harlem Renaissance Reading and Discussion Activity
The Harlem Renaissance Reading and Discussion Activity
The Harlem Renaissance Reading and Discussion Activity
The Harlem Renaissance Reading and Discussion Activity
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  1. This resource bundle for Their Eyes Were Watching God will help your students closely read and understand the text as they build background knowledge by exploring The Harlem Renaissance, engage in small group pre-reading discussions, and respond to and analyze the text using a digital interactive re
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Introduce students to The Harlem Renaissance, Duke Ellington, Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, and W.E.B. Du Bois using this interactive digital flip book which provides an overview and reading analysis questions for four different texts. 16 task cards provide students with specific discussion prompts to go along with the flip book questions, allowing them to process and extend their understanding.

This is a great reading activity to use during Black History Month or to introduce historical context for a novel such as Their Eyes Were Watching God. Students will practice active reading and inferential thinking skills, summary skills, writing and analysis skills and read fiction and non-fiction texts as they draw conclusions about The Harlem Renaissance time period and its writers. This is an easy to use and engaging resource that students love!


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Here’s what you’ll receive in this resource:

Overview of The Harlem Renaissance (1 slide) so that you can help students to understand important facts and background about the time period. This takes concepts such as the "blues aesthetic" and helps students understand with accessible explanation.

Reading Questions for Non-Fiction Article about Duke Ellington (1 slide)
Reading Questions for "The Negro Speaks of Rivers" by Langston Hughes (1 slide)
Reading Questions for "How it Feels to Be Colored Me" by Zora Neale Hurston (1 slide)
Reading Questions for excerpts from The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B. Du Bois (1 slide)

Teacher Answer Key (4 slides) so that you're able to easily facilitate class discussion and help students succeed.
Discussion Task Cards (3 pages for print use) so that you have a structured way to facilitate small group discussion about the flip book texts. I added this after using in my own classroom and seeing the need for specific prompts to focus students in their small groups...and it works!
Digital Product Link and Tips for Use (1 page) so that you can use this right away.
Digital “Getting Started” Guide (2 Pages) so that you’re able to swiftly make your own copy of this digital product and share it with your students.
Digital “FAQ” Guide (2 Pages) provides detailed answers to common digital resource questions!

Targeted Skills:
• Making text-based inferences
• Summarizing a text
• Author’s purpose
• Author’s message/theme
• Source synthesis

Benefits of digital interactive resources include: #tptdigital
★ High engagement = happy students and happy teacher
★ Student-friendly 1:1 environment
★ Development of college and career readiness skills
★ Fluid integration of ELA skills
★ Productive use of class time that is maximized for student learning

This resource is helpful for:
★ History and ELA teachers.
★Teachers new to a digital learning environment.
★ Teachers who are looking to save time with ready-made digital resources.
★ Teachers who love to try new things!

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