November 6-10, 2017

Monday

Reality U  Follow Up

Service Learning Project

Tuesday

No School – Election Day

Wednesday and Thursday

Characterization and Review of Chapters 1-7.

Pages 231, 233, and 235-236 in Springboard

Prepare for Socratic Seminar on Friday

Financial Literacy with EverFi

Friday

Socratic Seminar from pg 236 and study guide

 

 

 

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October 30- November 3, 2017

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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

October 2-6, 2017

Monday

“The Hunger of Memory”

Persona and Audience Relations

Tuesday

Socratic Seminar Questions: Be prepared to respond to the following questions related to “Grape Sherbet,” “Woman With Kite,” “Persepolis,” “The Hunger of Memory,” and if you are in honors Bless Me, Ultima or How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents.

  • Why did the author choose this title?
  • Does the title fit the purpose?
  • What does the title mean?
  • What is the tone of the piece?
  • How do you know?
  • Explain if cultural identity is important to the author?
  • How does the author or characters define success?
  • Who is considered successful (Author/characters)?
  • Who is the audience?
  • In what ways does the text resonate with you?
  • Have you had any similar conflicts?

Wednesday

Varied Sentence Structure

Thursday

“Thanksgiving: A Personal History”

internal and external changes; perspective

Friday

Quiz

September 18-23, 2017

Monday

Parallel Text Book Talk

Graphic Novel Vocabulary

Persepolis – Marjane Satrapi

Tuesday

“If You are What You Eat, then What am I?” – Geeta Kothari

Wednesday

“Grape Sherbet” – Rita Dove

“Woman With Kite” – Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

Thursday

What are the trends? Create a Venn Diagram comparing the Narrative Elements: setting, character, dialogue, sequence of events, and point of view. Determine a theme shared by Tuesday and Wednesday’s texts.

Friday

Quiz

 

September 11-15, 2017

Honors: Continue reading How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents  by Julia Alvarez or Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya. Complete SOAPSTone for Alvarez chapters or study guide for Anaya chapters.

Wednesday

You should know what type of narrative you’d like to write that conveys perspective based on culture and that describes elements of culture. Keep in mind the film Living on One Dollar,  the poem “Where I’m From” and the essay “Who I Am.” Which genre is most appropriately conveys this real or fictional experience?

We will read “Funny in Farsi” by Firoozeh Dumas, paying close attention to the narrative techniques that Dumas uses to tell this memoir.

Please bring your “Where I’m From” poems to class. Be sure that you have included imagery and sensory detail describing where you are from without saying where you are from. Minimum 20 lines, decorated, due at the beginning of class. 

Thursday

We will read an excerpt from “Kaffir Boy” and examine how Mark Mathabane uses dialogue in his autobiography. We will practive writing dialogue to prepare for our submission of Embedded Assessment 1 narratives.

Friday

Quiz 1

Embedded Assessment 1 Narratives Due.

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