ACTIVITIES AND ASSIGNMENTS
This unit takes approximately six weeks if the
text is read in class.
1. Power Point presentation of
photos related to the Sula experience
Students watch and respond to photos and news
articles presented via Edu Cart to screen or on
(a) Students respond to each image/ article
with one or more of the following:
Dialogue or thought of person in photograph or article
Reminds me of....
(b) Students use their responses to write a poem.
The author of this plan created a powerpoint presentation
of images collected from the time of the Harlem
Renaissance. Copies of this presentation are available
to Oakland teachers on a CD ROM which will be sent
out by request.
2. Read article on the life and career
of Toni Morrison. * Write two informational
or discussion questions for each page. Then ask
and answer each other's questions orally as a
game for points. The one I recommend is by Tonya
Bolden,. And Not Afraid to Dare: The Stories
of Ten African American Women. New York: Scholastic
Publishing House, 1998.
3. Study the novel.
*Before each chapter, students copy
from board, short spelling vocabulary lists of
words taken from upcoming pages. Go over the words
noting: prefixes, roots and suffixes and their
meanings and spelling patterns. Assign students
to use in sentences or to locate word and copy
sentence for book. LIST of assignments by Chapter
*Students read the book in class
by three methods:
Read along silently as Toni Morrison reads to
them via tape. (See bibliography #7)
Read dialogues orally as Readers Theater
*At the end of each chapter chart together and
individually some or all of the following:
Image: (a small drawing to show visualization
and symbolic representation of the main issues
Love: Character, Event, Response
Death: Character, Event, Response
4. Vocabulary & Log Assignments
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ESSAYS ASSIGNMENT GUIDES
Note: Teacher may suggest thesis statement and guide
students through outline for essays as a support
for students new to this type of writing.