English 3P Honors: Weekly Updates 12.15-12.19

WARNING:  This is a tentative calendar for the week.  I post this to provide my students with an opportunity to preview the week and to help them plan accordingly.  Sometimes things go exactly as planned and it is amazing. Sometimes they don’t because we might finish an objective faster than anticipated.  Sometimes, what I believed would take ten minutes at the beginning of class ends up taking an entire class.  Sometimes there are some mornings when I get ideas and decide to change EVERYTHING because something else seems better.  Anyways, you get the picture: TENTATIVE means maybe, if time allows, perhaps.  As my grandmother used to say, “we make plans and the universe laughs”.

 

Monday 12.15 Introduction to Edgar Allan Poe

Unit GoalWrite an essay that defines American Romanticism’s views of TRUTH AND KNOWLEDGE and examines their use of stylistic devices such as imagery, figures of speech, paradox and symbolism to communicate philosophical attitudes and themes.

Objective: By researching Edgar Allan Poe’s background, students will be able to: 1.) identify influences on philosophical attitudes and themes c 2.) analyze the effect of Edgar Allan Poe’s writing on American culture and literature.

Handouts: Edgar Allan Poe Notes, “The Raven”,

Homework: Read The Pit and the Pendulum pp. 257-269, Complete Reading Guide Analysis

Tuesday 12.16 “The Raven” by Edgar Allan Poe

Unit GoalWrite an essay that defines American Romanticism’s views of TRUTH AND KNOWLEDGE and examines their use of stylistic devices such as imagery, figures of speech, paradox and symbolism to communicate philosophical attitudes and themes.

Objective: By reading and annotating Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven” and “The Pit and the Pendulum”, students will be able to: 1.) compare philosophical attitudes and themes communicated through allegory and 2.) analyze the effect of imagery, figures of speech and symbolism to communicate views on DEATH.

Handouts: Edgar Allan Poe Notes, The Raven,

Homework: Read The Pit and the Pendulum pp. 257-269, Complete Reading Guide Analysis

Wednesday 12.17 “The Raven” by Edgar Allan Poe

Unit GoalWrite an essay that defines American Romanticism’s views of TRUTH AND KNOWLEDGE and examines their use of stylistic devices such as imagery, figures of speech, paradox and symbolism to communicate philosophical attitudes and themes.

Objective: By reading and annotating Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven” and “The Pit and the Pendulum”, students will be able to: 1.) compare philosophical attitudes and themes communicated through allegory and 2.) analyze the effect of imagery, figures of speech and symbolism to communicate views on DEATH.

HandoutsEdgar Allan Poe Notes, The Raven, Says Means Matters

Homework: Read The Pit and the Pendulum pp. 257-269, Complete Reading Guide Analysis

Thursday 12.18 “The Raven” by Edgar Allan Poe

Unit GoalWrite an essay that defines American Romanticism’s views of TRUTH AND KNOWLEDGE and examines their use of stylistic devices such as imagery, figures of speech, paradox and symbolism to communicate philosophical attitudes and themes.

Objective: By reading and annotating Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven” and “The Pit and the Pendulum”, students will be able to: 1.) compare philosophical attitudes and themes communicated through allegory and 2.) analyze the effect of imagery, figures of speech and symbolism to communicate views on DEATH.

HandoutsEdgar Allan Poe Notes, The Raven, Says Means Matters

Homework: Read The Pit and the Pendulum pp. 257-269, Complete Reading Guide Analysis

Friday 12.19 Romantic Symbolism in “The Raven” & “The Pit and the Pendulum” by Edgar Allan Poe

Unit GoalWrite an essay that defines American Romanticism’s views of TRUTH AND KNOWLEDGE and examines their use of stylistic devices such as imagery, figures of speech, paradox and symbolism to communicate philosophical attitudes and themes.

Objective: By reading and annotating Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven” and “The Pit and the Pendulum”, students will be able to: 1.) compare philosophical attitudes and themes communicated through allegory and 2.) analyze the effect of imagery, figures of speech and symbolism to communicate views on DEATH.

HandoutsEdgar Allan Poe Notes, The Raven, Says Means Matters

Homework: Read The Pit and the Pendulum pp. 257-269, Complete Reading Guide Analysis

Mexican American Literature Weekly Updates: 12.15-12.19

WARNING:  This is a tentative calendar for the week.  I post this to provide my students with an opportunity to preview the week and to help them plan accordingly.  Sometimes things go exactly as planned and it is amazing. Sometimes they don’t because we might finish an objective faster than anticipated.  Sometimes, what I believed would take ten minutes at the beginning of class ends up taking an entire class.  Sometimes there are some mornings when I get ideas and decide to change EVERYTHING because something else seems better.  Anyways, you get the picture: TENTATIVE means maybe, if time allows,

Monday 12.15 La Llorona as a subverted Archetype

UNIT GOAL: After investigating and analyzing perspectives on Mexican American War through primary documents, art, corridos and cuentos students will write a complete a unit portfolio which evaluates the impact of the annexation of Mexico’s northern territories by the United States on contemporary Mexican American culture, identity, and politics.

Objective: After analyzing Juana Alicia’s mural “The Wisdom of the Elders”, students will be able to write a paragraph which evaluates Juana Alicia’s use of “La Llorona” and the Nahuatl mythology to subvert traditional notions of gender. 

Handouts: Notes

Homework: Notebooks due 12.19, Field Trip to LA Plaza on January 16, Unit Portfolio Due on January 6

Tuesday 12.16 Introduction to Zoot Suit by Luis Valdez

UNIT GOAL: Beginning with the Sleepy Lagoon trial as depicted through Luis Valdez’s play “Zoot Suit” and Rudolfo “Corky” Gonzalez’s poem “I am Joaquin,” students will examine the inter- and intra-cultural conflicts which result as Mexican Americans assert and negotiate identity as common yet distinct from both Mexican nationals and European Americans.

Objective: After completing CORNELL NOTES on research questions, students will be able to write a summary that identifies significant historical contexts and issues inspired Luis Valdez to write Zoot Suit.

HandoutsCornell Notes, Slide Presentations, video

Homework: Notebooks due 12.19, Field Trip to LA Plaza on January 16, Unit Portfolio Due on January 6

Wednesday 12.17 Historical Context Presentations

UNIT GOAL: Beginning with the Sleepy Lagoon trial as depicted through Luis Valdez’s play “Zoot Suit” and Rudolfo “Corky” Gonzalez’s poem “I am Joaquin,” students will examine the inter- and intra-cultural conflicts which result as Mexican Americans assert and negotiate identity as common yet distinct from both Mexican nationals and European Americans.

Objective: After completing CORNELL NOTES on research questions, students will be able to write a summary that identifies significant historical contexts and issues inspired Luis Valdez to write Zoot Suit.

Handouts:  CORNELL NOTES Handout

Homework: Notebooks due 12.19, Field Trip to LA Plaza on January 16, Unit Portfolio Due on January 6

 

Thursday 12.18 Zoot Suit a play by Luis Valdez

UNIT GOAL: Beginning with the Sleepy Lagoon trial as depicted through Luis Valdez’s play “Zoot Suit” and Rudolfo “Corky” Gonzalez’s poem “I am Joaquin,” students will examine the inter- and intra-cultural conflicts which result as Mexican Americans use art and writing to assert and negotiate identity as common yet distinct from both Mexican nationals and European Americans.

Objective: After completing ANALYSIS MAP of Zoot Suit, students will be able to identify THEME communicated about Mexican American identity through the symbolism of the “Pachuco” or zoot suiter.

Handouts: Analysis Map

Homework: Notebooks due 12.19, Field Trip to LA Plaza on January 16, Unit Portfolio Due on January 6

 

Friday 12.19 Zoot Suit a play by Luis Valdez

UNIT GOAL: Beginning with the Sleepy Lagoon trial as depicted through Luis Valdez’s play “Zoot Suit” and Rudolfo “Corky” Gonzalez’s poem “I am Joaquin,” students will examine the inter- and intra-cultural conflicts which result as Mexican Americans use art and writing to assert and negotiate identity as common yet distinct from both Mexican nationals and European Americans.

Objective: After completing ANALYSIS MAP of Zoot Suit, students will be able to identify THEME communicated about Mexican American identity through the symbolism of the “Pachuco” or zoot suiter.

Handouts: Analysis Map

Homework: Notebooks due 12.19, Field Trip to LA Plaza on January 16, Unit Portfolio Due on January 6

 

English 3P Weekly Update 12.15-12.19

WARNING:  This is a tentative calendar for the week.  I post this to provide my students with an opportunity to preview the week and to help them plan accordingly.  Sometimes things go exactly as planned and it is amazing. Sometimes they don’t because we might finish an objective faster than anticipated.  Sometimes, what I believed would take ten minutes at the beginning of class ends up taking an entire class.  Sometimes there are some mornings when I get ideas and decide to change EVERYTHING because something else seems better.  Anyways, you get the picture: TENTATIVE means maybe, if time allows, perhaps.  As my grandmother used to say, “we make plans and the universe laughs”.

Monday 12.15 Thoreau Progress Check

Unit GoalWrite an essay that defines American Romanticism’s views of TRUTH AND KNOWLEDGE and examines their use of stylistic devices such as imagery, figures of speech, paradox and symbolism to communicate philosophical attitudes and themes.

Objective: After close reading an excerpt of Henry David Thoreau’s essay “Resistance to Civil Government”, students will be able to provide evidence OF THEIR ABILITY TO ANALYZE how the author uses paradox to convey his ideas about the individual and SOCIETY by assessing Romanticism Progress Check 2.2.

Handouts: N/A

Homework: Notebooks due 12.19

Tuesday 12.16 Thoreau Progress Check Assessment

Unit GoalWrite an essay that defines American Romanticism’s views of TRUTH AND KNOWLEDGE and examines their use of stylistic devices such as imagery, figures of speech, paradox and symbolism to communicate philosophical attitudes and themes.

Objective: After close reading an excerpt of Henry David Thoreau’s essay “Resistance to Civil Government”, students will be able to ASSESS MASTERY OF THEIR ABILITY TO ANALYZE how the author uses paradox to convey his ideas about the individual and SOCIETY by assessing Romanticism Progress Check 2.2.

Handouts: N/A

Homework: Notebooks due 12.19

Wednesday 12.17 Introduction to Edgar Allan Poe

Unit GoalWrite an essay that defines American Romanticism’s views of TRUTH AND KNOWLEDGE and examines their use of stylistic devices such as imagery, figures of speech, paradox and symbolism to communicate philosophical attitudes and themes.

Objective: After watching video clips on Edgar Allan Poe, students will be able to use notes to write a background paragraph that describes the author’s background, writing careers, and influences.  

Handouts: Edgar Allan Poe Notes, Introduction Video

Homework: Notebooks due 12.19

Thursday 12.18 “The Raven” by Edgar Allan Poe

Unit GoalWrite an essay that defines American Romanticism’s views of TRUTH AND KNOWLEDGE and examines their use of stylistic devices such as imagery, figures of speech, paradox and symbolism to communicate philosophical attitudes and themes.

Objective: After reading Edgar Allan Poe’s poem  “The Raven”, students will be able to identify the author’s use of symbolism and unreliable narrator paradox to convey his ROMANTIC views about TRUTH and DEATH 

Handouts: “The Raven,” Say Means Matters, Summary Template

Homework: Notebooks due 12.19

Friday 12.19 “The Raven” by Edgar Allan Poe

Unit GoalWrite an essay that defines American Romanticism’s views of TRUTH AND KNOWLEDGE and examines their use of stylistic devices such as imagery, figures of speech, paradox and symbolism to communicate philosophical attitudes and themes.

Objective: After reading Edgar Allan Poe’s poem  “The Raven”, students will be able to identify the author’s use of symbolism and unreliable narrator paradox to convey his ROMANTIC views about TRUTH and DEATH 

Handouts: “The Raven,” Say Means MattersSummary Template

Homework: Notebooks due 12.19