Their Eyes Were Watching God Video Study Guide | Complete Playlist

Over the course of 26 study guide videos, students will receive a chapter-by-chapter summary and analysis, plot summary, character analysis, and more about Zora Neale Hurston’s novel Their Eyes Were Watching God.  These short videos, under 4 minutes, will help students cite strong textual evidence in support of their own analysis and better understand points of view even when the text is not direct.  These videos will aid students’ understanding of the impact of the author’s choices, including word choice, timeline, and textual structure and the impact those factors have on the overall meaning of the text. Course Hero also provides free resources like study guides and infographics at the link below. For a list of Common Core State Standards addressed, see below. 

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Their Eyes Were Watching God Video Study Guide
Their Eyes Were Watching God Video Study Guide

Common Core State Standards Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston


  • Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text, including determining where the text leaves matters uncertain.


  • Analyze the impact of the author’s choices regarding how to develop and relate elements of a story or drama (e.g., where a story is set, how the action is ordered, how the characters are introduced and developed).


  • Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including words with multiple meanings or language that is particularly fresh, engaging, or beautiful. (Include Shakespeare as well as other authors.)


  • Analyze how an author’s choices concerning how to structure specific parts of a text (e.g., the choice of where to begin or end a story, the choice to provide a comedic or tragic resolution) contribute to its overall structure and meaning as well as its aesthetic impact.


  • Analyze a case in which grasping a point of view requires distinguishing what is directly stated in a text from what is really meant (e.g., satire, sarcasm, irony, or understatement).