Mexican American Literature: 5.11-5.14 Weekly Updates

Weekly Goal: Students will identify how Mexican American author’s use allusions subvert gender codes conveyed by Folk traditions. 

Monday: “La Llorona’s Sacred Waters” by Juana Alicia

Tuesday: Close Read Woman Hollering Creek by Sandra Cisneros: Biovideo

Wednesday:  “Woman Hollering Creek” by Sandra Cisneros Discussion, Introduction to Zoot Suit

Thursday: Introduction to Zoot Suit Summary Homework: Read The Legend of Rosario “Zarco Sainz, OC’s Last Desperado”

Friday: Guest Speaker, Gustavo Arellano, Editor of OC Weekly

Response Paragraph Overview

What to do in a response essay:

TOPIC SENTENCE:  What is your view of the argument presented in the article?

INTRODUCE EVIDENCE:  Explain your position

EVIDENCE: Cite the article and defend your position as it relates or compares to the quote. Use evidence to support your own views.

ANALYSIS:  Explain how your evidence supports your ideas

COMMENTARY:  What is the importance of the topic and your ideas as it relates to the world around you?

English 3P Weekly Updates: 5.11-5.15

Unit Goal: Complete a timed write essay that evaluates the meaning and value of the American Dream in contemporary society. 

Essential Question: Is the American Dream even possible?

Monday: American Dream: Lines of Communication Discussion

HomeworkThe Great Gatsby Essay Due Monday, May 18 Follow the ESSAY FINAL DRAFT CHECKLIST before submitting to turnitin.com

Tuesday: Philosophical Chairs

Wendesday: Summarize and Respond to John Steinbeck’s essay, “Is the American Dream Even Possible?”

Thursday: Begin reading, Rethinking the American Dream by David Kamp for Vanity Fair.

Friday: Summarize and Respond to David Kamp

English 3P Honors Weekly Update: 5.11-5.15

Unit Goal: Complete a timed write essay that evaluates the meaning and value of the American Dream in contemporary society. 

Essential Question: Is the American Dream even possible?

Monday: Close Read John Steinbeck’s essay, “Is the American Dream Even Possible?”

Homework: The Great Gatsby Essay Due on Friday, May 15 via turnitin.com, Read Arthur Miller’s Death of A Salesman and evaluate view’s communicated by the play’s plot and characters’ motivations. 

Tuesday: Summarize and Respond to John Steinbeck’s essay, “Is the American Dream Even Possible?” Begin reading, Rethinking the American Dream by David Kamp for Vanity Fair.

Wednesday: The American Dream Documentary: American Dream Socratic Seminar

Thursday: Socratic Seminar Day 1

Friday: Socratic Seminar Day 2: The Great Gatsby Essay Due TODAY Follow the ESSAY FINAL DRAFT CHECKLIST before submitting to turnitin.com

HOMEWORK: Finish Arthur Miller’s Death of A Salesman and evaluate view’s communicated by the play’s plot and characters’ motivations. Watch the film adaptation of the play by Wednesday, May 20.