The student news site of Hillcrest High School

The Hawk Eye

  • January 23"When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you’ll be successful" ~Eric Thomas (submitted by Justin Edgecombe)

  • December 18“If you take the time to do something correct the first time, you don’t have to spend the extra time redoing it.” (Submitted by Dr. Young)

  • December 18 “The future belongs to those who are prepared.... Education is the passport to the future.” ~Malcolm X (Submitted by Mr. Hennessy)

American Literature Students Create Responses to The Bluest Eye


Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






As a culminating activity for finishing the award-winning Toni Morrison novel The Bluest Eye, students in Ms. Michele Collins 3rd period American Literature class were given the opportunity to work in groups to complete various artistic activities on the novel.  

These lessons ranged from making t-shirts to performing a rap that summarized the plot of the novel.  The students that performed the rap did so to the instrumental, current hip/hop song “Mask Off.”

In addition, students planted marigolds and were able to see a couple of the buds beginning to bloom to connect with Morrison’s use of seeds as symbolism for life or loss of life when the seeds in the novel do not bloom.

For one of the  assessments, each student was given pieces of Mary Jane candies; in which the reference of the candy represented one of the many themes throughout the novel – the theme of innocence.  

Of the multidimensional and engaging assessments, Ms. Collins said, “Overall, it was exciting to see my junior students really become involved with the novel and were very successful on their final assessment.”

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Leave a Comment

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




Navigate Right
Navigate Left
  • American Literature Students Create Responses to The Bluest Eye

    A & E

    New Art Installation by Kris Lyons

  • American Literature Students Create Responses to The Bluest Eye

    A & E

    Author Ashley Pickett Visits Hillcrest

  • American Literature Students Create Responses to The Bluest Eye

    A & E

    Hillcrest’s Flight Poetry Club meets Bestselling Author Carrie Jones

  • American Literature Students Create Responses to The Bluest Eye

    A & E

    Hillcrest Invites Public to Family Reading Night

  • American Literature Students Create Responses to The Bluest Eye

    Press Releases

    Hillcrest HS Releases 1st Quarter Honor Roll

  • American Literature Students Create Responses to The Bluest Eye

    Press Releases

    Hillcrest Begins Plans for First Semester Achievement Celebration

  • American Literature Students Create Responses to The Bluest Eye

    Press Releases

    Hillcrest Teachers Receive Pork Grant

  • American Literature Students Create Responses to The Bluest Eye

    Press Releases

    Haunted at the Hill Returns to Hillcrest High School

  • American Literature Students Create Responses to The Bluest Eye

    Press Releases

    Congratulations Ms. Collins on her Marathon Finish

  • American Literature Students Create Responses to The Bluest Eye

    Press Releases

    Hillcrest Kicks Off College Application Month

The student news site of Hillcrest High School
American Literature Students Create Responses to The Bluest Eye