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"Spunk" by Zora Neale Hurston Vocabulary Games for High School
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Support vocabulary development and enhance reading comprehension with this set of games and activities to complement Zora Neale Hurston's short story "Spunk." A crossword puzzle, a word search activity, a vocabulary application worksheet, and answer keys are provided. Materials are delivered in editable Word Document and printable PDF formats. Specifically, the following vocabulary terms are addressed: badinage, boisterously, coarse, conjecture, dejected, derision, dingy, grit, lamentation, leer, nonchalance, rakish, saunter, skittish, strut, and timid. By engaging with these activities, students will: Determine the meaning of unfamiliar and complex words Consult reference materials in order to learn and verify word meanings Discern the most proper application of words as they are used in sentences
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"Spunk" by Zora Neale Hurston Close Reading Worksheet
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"Spunk" by Zora Neale Hurston is a short story marked by the hubris of a self-assured man who has an affair with a meeker man's wife—a decision that leads to his demise. This close reading analysis worksheet helps English teachers extend reading comprehension and support the process of critical thinking. An answer key is included. Materials are delivered in a zip file containing editable Word Documents and printable PDFs. By completing the close reading activity, students will perform the following tasks: Identify what the text states explicitly and implicitly Determine the narrative's point of view Examine how complex characters think, behave, develop, and interact Analyze the author's word choices to articulate how they contribute to character development Select the least logical inference about characterization from among several options Apply knowledge of literary devices including hubris, juxtaposition, foil, metaphor, epiphany, and situational irony Defend claims with valid reasoning and relevant textual evidence Write ideas with clarity, accuracy, and precision Come to class/leave class better prepared to discuss literary materials
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"Spunk" by Zora Neale Hurston Quiz and Answer Key
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"Spunk" by Zora Neale Hurston is a short story marked by the hubris of a self-assured man who has an affair with a meeker man's wife—a decision that leads to his demise. This plot-based quiz covering the short story helps English teachers promote homework accountability and evaluate general reading comprehension—while eliminating take-home assessment planning responsibilities. An answer key is included. Materials are delivered in a zip file containing editable Word Documents and printable PDFs. By completing this assessment, students will demonstrate knowledge of the following: Spunk Banks' characterization in the exposition The gathering place for the community's men Lena Kanty's characterization in the exposition Elijah's treatment of Joe Joe's weapon The men's opinion of Joe's plan to confront Spunk The outcome of Joe's plan Spunk's assessment of Joe following his death Speculation concerning the relationship between Spunk and Lena An animal sighting and its significance to Spunk Spunk's manner of death The resolution
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Grade
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Resource Type
Assessments, Exam, Quiz, Tests, Worksheets
Pages
16 Pages
Product
Digital
Subject
ELA, Literature & Poetry, Reading & Literacy
Languages
English
Standard
Common Core English Language Arts Standards

Description

Evaluate general reading comprehension, facilitate vocabulary development, and sharpen critical thinking and literary craft analysis skills with this bundle of activities for teaching the short story "Spunk" by Zora Neale Hurston. A plot-based quiz, a close reading analysis worksheet, a vocabulary application activity, a crossword puzzle, a word search game, and answer keys are provided. Materials are delivered in editable Word Document and printable PDF formats. By engaging with these materials, students will:

Identify what the text states explicitly and implicitly
Determine the meaning of unfamiliar and complex words
Consult reference materials in order to learn and verify word meanings
Determine the most proper application of words as they are used in sentences
Infer the intended effects of the author's word choices and narrative techniques
Explore how complex characters think, behave, interact, and develop
Apply knowledge of literary devices including hubris, juxtaposition, foil, metaphor, epiphany, and situational irony
Support claims and inferences with sound reasoning and relevant evidence
Write about fiction with clarity, accuracy, and precision
Come to class better prepared to discuss literature
Evaluate general reading comprehension, facilitate vocabulary development, and sharpen critical thinking and literary craft analysis skills with this bundle of activities for teaching the short story "Spunk" by Zora Neale Hurston. A plot-based quiz, a close reading analysis worksheet, a... more

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