This FREE Harlem Renaissance worksheet stimulates students to investigate the forces that propel and impede the main character’s aspirations, identify and explicate the story’s moving figurative language. and compare and contrast the attitudes, ambitions and world views of the central characters.
STUDENT PORTAL – “John Redding Goes to Sea“
COMMON CORE STANDARDS MET WITH THIS LESSON:
Analyze how complex characters (e.g., those with multiple or conflicting motivations) develop over the course of a text, interact with other characters, and advance the plot or develop the theme.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone (e.g., how the language evokes a sense of time and place; how it sets a formal or informal tone).