English 3P Honors: American Literature Krash Kourse Final Project!

Project Goal: After investigating and analyzing perspectives on contemporary American identity through texts which include art, poetry, and nonfiction, students will complete a “Krash Kourse Video Project” which explores the impact of diverse voices on American literature and culture.

American Literature Krash Kourse: Amy Tan by Andrew Benson, Kyle Degen, Tony Hong, Kevin Rodriguez, (featuring Quiana Reyes)

American Literature Krash Kourse: Raymond Carver by Phuong Tran, Duyen Vu, Lizbeth Ramirez

American Literature Krash Kourse: Elizabeth Bishop by Delvin Nguyen, Samantha Ceja, Brandon Trieu, and Jessica Rodriguez

American Literature Krash Kourse: Sandra Cisneros by Carlos Lopez, Quiana Reyes, Clarissa Escobedo, Daniel Sanchez

American Literature Krash Kourse: Agha Shahid Ali by Daniel Vega, Alex Perez, Annie Luu

American Litearture Krash Kourse: Donald Barthelme by Phuoc Dieu and Tam Nguyen

American Literature Krash Kourse: James Baldwin by Monica Men, Khadija Noor, Eriana Moreno, Alexis Martinez, Sinalei Skipps

American Literature Krash Kourse: Anne Sexton by Nhan Doan and Juan (Danny) Loo

American Literature Krash Kourse: Gabriel Garcia Marquez by Jesus Velasco, Jessica Villagrana, Miguel Tzintzun, Alyssa Torres

 

Mexican American Literature: Last Week Updates

Weekly GOAL:

After completing research process, students will identify significant contemporary Mexican American artists and writers and make recommendations for Mexican American Literature & Literature curriculum.

Monday: “I Am Joaquin” Abridged Poem

Tuesday: Students will select and research contemporary Mexican American writer, artist, musician, or playwright and write a biography to feature as a contemporary voice for Mexican American arts and culture.

Wednesday: Students will selected an example of the artists work and write a summary analyzing significance of Mexican American writer, artist, musician, or playwright to feature as a contemporary voice for Mexican American arts and culture.

Thursday: Students will find a quote by the artist and explain what it reveals about the work and their contributions to Mexican American literature and culture.

Friday: meets most requirements for what should be included in the presentation • has an introduction and conclusion, but they are not clear or interesting

English 3P Honors Last Week Updates!

6.8-12 UNIT GOAL:

After investigating and analyzing perspectives on contemporary American identity through texts which include art, poetry, and nonfiction, students will complete a “Crash Course Video Project” which explores the impact of diverse voices on American literature and culture. 

Monday: Final Video Rubric, Begin Close Read Richard Wright’s “Black Boy” and explore what idea his autobiographical story conveys about identity.

Tuesday: Quarter 4 Benchmarks

Wednesday: Reflection on Richard Wrights “Black Boy” and close read Maxine Hong Kingston’s “Woman Warrior”

Thursday: Reflection on Maxine Hong Kingston’s “Woman Warrior”

Friday: Turn in Books and Notebooks Clean Out Portfolios

English 3P: Last Week of 2014-15 School Year!

6.8-12 UNIT GOAL:

After investigating and analyzing perspectives on contemporary American identity through texts which include art, poetry, and nonfiction, students will complete a timed write essay which explores the impact of diverse ethnic voices on American literature and culture. 

Monday: Close Read Richard Wright’s “Black Boy” and explore what idea his autobiographical story conveys about identity.

Tuesday: Quarter 4 Benchmarks

Wednesday: Reflection on Richard Wrights “Black Boy” and close read Sandra Cisneros’s “Straw Into Gold” What fairy does the title of Cisneros allude to? 

Thursday: Reflection on “Sraw Into Gold” by Sandra Cisneros

Friday: Turn in Books and Notebooks Clean Out Portfolios: ON MONDAY PRINT OUT ESSAYS WITH COMMENTS FROM TURNITIN.COM!!

 

Unit 6: American Identity

Unit 6: American Identity

Cultur4ENGLISH 3P HONORS UNIT GOAL:

After investigating and analyzing perspectives on contemporary American identity through texts which include art, poetry, and nonfiction, students will complete a portfolio which explores the impact of diverse voices on American literature and culture. 

UNIT TERMS:

postmodern, symbolism, multicultural, assimilation, point of view, memoir, credibility, plot, internal/external conflict, genre

Essential Questions:

1. What is IDENTITY and how is it shaped  by historical events during the 20th Century?

2. How does IDENTITY shape perspectives of historical events and conflicts?

3. In what ways does symbolism in literature, art, and theater serve to understand the emergence of a 21st Century American identity?

Objective 1: Historical Context

After completing CORNELL NOTES on “Contemporary Literature Since 1939″ students will be able to write a summary that identifies significant historical contexts and issues that inspired American Literature after World War II.  

I. Pre-Reading: Double Bubble on “What defines American Identity today?  How has it changed since the country’s colonial beginnings?” & Reflection

II. Reading: Complete Cornell Notes as we read: Contemporary American Literature Since 1939 pp. 796-809 in textbook. Supplemental Reading: “The Po-Mo Page”at Georgetown University

III.  Post Reading: Students will write a paragraph that describes the historical context of contemporary American Literature.

Objective 2: Identity in Postmodernist Literature

I.  Pre-Reading: Close Read Barbara Kruger’s “You are Not Yourself” and explain what it reveals about identity.

II.  Reading: “Mirror by Sylvia Plath”, “Black Boy” by Richard Wright,” and “Straw Into Gold” by Sandra Cisneros, “Woman Warrior” by  Maxine Hong Kingston

III.  Post Reading: Inspired Poetry, Summary and Response Essay

Objective 3: Video Analysis Presentation

I.  Instructions

II. Crash Course Channel

III.  Rubric