For our study of Their Eyes Were Watching God, you will be creating and maintaining a "dialog journal," which essentially, is a double entry note-taking system that requires you to tag important passages and respond to them through interpretation and analysis.
This assignment encourages you to practice appropriate passage analysis strategies and continue to build critical AP Lit skillz. (<-- yep with a 'z')
Most importantly, practicing the commentary portion of literary analysis is necessary and it is currently the area of greatest need. This should yield lots of juice for the proverbial squeeze.
So, here is the downloadable handout.
Keep in mind the work we did in class with the pear tree passage. Close reading. Attention to detail, diction, connotation, imagery, and metaphor.