August 28 – September 1, 2017

Review Week for Unit Test 1

This week we will review for Unit Test 1 by studying the following:

Text Structure

Author’s Purpose

Figurative Language Analysis

Semicolons

Evaluating Arguments

2nd and 3rd Blocks: Prepare for Joy Luck Club Test Thursday

 

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August 21-25, 2017

Essay Prompt:

Synthesis Essay using themes discussed this week, write a synthesis essay responding to the following prompt:

“To what extent does one’s culture inform the way one views others and the world. Be sure to support your claim with evidence from texts we’ve read, viewed, or listened to this unit, as well as with personal experience and insights.”

Monday

Deconstruct the Prompt

Revise Essay

Tuesday

Edit Essay

Essays are due by midnight to Krystalyn.dennis@gmail.com or shared through google docs.

Honors:  Section 2 of The Joy Luck Club study guide questions are due.

 

Wednesday

SIFT organizer

My Mother Pieced Quilts” by Teresa Paloma Acosta

Thursday

Everyday Use” by Alice Walker

Friday

“Everyday Use” by Alice Walker

 

 

August 14-18, 2017

What is your cultural identity? Be prepared to answer this question in a synthesis essay this week.

Monday

Phrases vs. Clauses

Parallelism

Diction, Mood, Tone

Tuesday

3rd & 4th Blocks will take with the Student Learning Objectives Test in the 900 lab. All classes will have Binder Check 1:

  • Culture Vocabulary
  • Quickwrite
  • Appositive Handouts (2)
  • Ethnic Hash” & “Two Kinds” Answers
  • Annotations
  • “Feathers from a Thousand Li Away” Study Guide Questions (2nd & 3rd only)

How to write a thematic_statement.

Read “By Any Other Name” by Santha Rama Rau.

Wednesday

Reread “By Any Other Name” by Santha Rama Rau.

SOAPSTone

Thursday

Allusions vs. Archetypes

Read “Where Worlds Collide” by Pico Iyer.

Friday

Synthesis Essay using themes discussed this week, write a synthesis essay responding to the following prompt:

“To what extent does one’s culture inform the way one views others and the world. Be sure to support your claim with evidence from texts we’ve read, viewed, or listened to this unit, as well as with personal experience and insights.”

Due next Wednesday.

 

 

 

August 7-11, 2017

Monday

Archetypes, The Hero’s Journey and The Plot Diagram

How can a hero/villain represent a culture?

Tuesday

What happens when two different cultures collide? Begin reading “Two Kinds” by Amy Tan, author of The Joy Luck Club (pdf). 2nd and 3rd blocks are required to read the entire novel. Students in 4th block may read and complete the parallel text assignments for extra credit.

Wednesday

Hyphens vs. Dashes

“Two Kinds” part II. and Text Dependent Questions

Thursday

The Life and Times of Frida

Read an excerpt from a biography of Frida Kahlo. Examine details of the text and her art. What do they reveal about her life, her art and her cultural identity? How might she be considered heroic? Who or what was the villain in her life?

Friday

Quiz