February 12-16, 2018

Accelerated Assignment for February: Read the biography or autobiography of someone who inspires you. Play close attention to their perspective on life and cultures. Be prepared to Biography Questions at our Book Talk.

Monday

Finish Unit 1 Summative Assessment

Unit 2 Vocabulary: Define all words –  anecdotal evidence, clause, empirical evidence, evidence, fallacy, logical evidence, anaphora, memoir, persona, phrase

Tuesday

Unpack Embedded Assessment 2.1

Your assignment is to write a narrative about an incident, either real or imagined, that conveys a cultural perspective. Throughout this unit, you have studied narratives in multiple genres, and you have explored a variety of cultural perspectives. You will now select the genre you feel is most appropriate to convey a real or fictional experience that includes one or more elements of culture.

“Where I’m From” – George Ella Lyon

Imagery & Anaphora

Wednesday

“Funny in Farsi” –

Thursday

“Living on a Dollar a Day”

Friday

“Living on a Dollar a Day”

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January 29 – February 2

Unit 1 Test on February 9:

Cultural Identity, “Two Kinds”, Vocabulary, Phrases, Clauses, and Parallel Structure, Theme, Tone, etc…

 

Monday

Review Parallel Structure

Unpack Embedded Assessment 2

Phrases Vs. Clauses

Tuesday

Thematic statements

By Any Other Name” – Santha Rama Rau

Wednesday

Finish reading “By Any Other Name”

Binder Check: Syllabus, Vocabulary, Features of  A Culture, Prepositions Handouts 1 & 2, Theme Notes, Cultural Identity Annotations (Summary/Details), Two Kinds Annotations, Parallel Structure Notes…

Thursday

Where Worlds Collide” – Pico Iyer

Allusions vs. Archetypes

Text Structure

Friday

Embedded Assessment 2

January 16-19, 2018

Monday

Observe  Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (No School)

Tuesday

All Classes will take the common assessment.

Embedded Assessment 1 for Unit 1 – Hero/Cowardice Letter is due.

Wednesday

“The Danger of a Single Story” – Chimimanda Adichie

2nd –  Find the details of “What is Cultural Identity? Read Ethnic Hash.

3rd & 4th – Begin “Two Kinds” by Amy Tan; discuss The Joy Luck Club

Thursday

Discuss Common Assessment Results; plan for the semester

2nd – “Two Kinds”

3rd & 4th – Finish “Two Kinds”

The Life & Art of Frida Kahlo & Jean-Michel Basquiat

Friday

Quiz on Reading and Grammar

January 8-12, 2018

What is Cultural Identity?

Unit 1 Vocabulary: Argument, Concession, Counterclaim, Refutation, Synthesis, Allusion, Conflict,Figurative Language, Imagery, Symbol, Syntax, Theme, Culture, Race, Family, Religion,Gender, Education, Community, Government, Tradition, Relative, Ancestry

Embedded Assessment 1 Unit 1:

Write a letter that tells a story of bravery or cowardice that occurred in your life. What does that story say about your culture? What does it not reveal? Be sure to include appositive and prepositional phrases (at least 3 of each). Due Tuesday 1/16

Unit 1 Parallel Text: The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan Please begin reading and working on your study guide.

Monday

Inclement Weather Day

Tuesday

Who are cultural heroes and what do they represent?

What is cultural identity?  

by Elise Trumbull and Maria Pacheco

Text-Dependent Questions

Prepositions

Wednesday

Ethnicity vs. Race

Consider This…

Ethnicity vs. Race vs. Culture

Appositives

Ethnic Hash by Patricia Williams

Text-Dependent Questions

Thursday

Archetypes, The Hero’s Journey and The Plot Diagram

How can a hero/villain represent a culture?

Friday

2nd Block: Hero’s Journey in film The Princess Bride

3rd & 4th: Plot  Archetypal Characters, Situations, and Symbols on the Plot Diagram

December 4 – 8, 2017

Monday

Unit 4 Vocabulary:  advance, criteria, justice, direct characterization, indirect characterization, monologue, ode, oral interpretation, stichomythia, Chorus, Deus ex Machina, Diyonysus, Ode, Orchestra, Peripetia, Skene, Sphinx

Introduction to Greek Drama

‘A Tragic Family”

Tuesday

“Soul Sisters”

Wednesday

Enter the King

Thursday

Conflicting Motivations

Friday

Antigone Quiz

November 27 – December 1, 2017

Monday

Review Things Fall Apart

Review Sentence Types

Okonkwo, the Tragic Hero p. 253

Searching for Sentence Types in Reading

Tuesday

Review Sentence Types

Sentence Combining

Reading Things… 

Key Events p.255-256

Third Block Takes SLO

Wednesday

Misplaced Modifiers

“Mr. Brown vs. Mr. Smith” p 257-258

Thursday

Review Things

Irony in the novel p. 264

Friday

Things Fall Apart Test

Annotated Bibliography

October 30- November 3, 2017

Support Apply to College Week

Participate in Apply to College Week and Get Points!!

Monday

Read Things Fall Apart, Chapters 4-5

Take a picture of the graduation caps around campus & send 1 email to my work gmail account.

Tuesday

Apply for a sophomore scholarship

Discuss service project

Read Chapter 6-7

Wednesday

Ask your teachers about their colleges

  • Why did you choose your school?
  • Would you encourage students to apply there now?
  • Did you feel supported at your school?
  • What was your favorite thing about your school?
  • If you could not have gone to to that college, where would you have gone?

Chapters 8-9

Thursday

Complete job applications

Chapter 10 & Review

Friday

Quiz