Creative Writing Weekly Updates: 10.5-10.9

Monday:  Where I’m From Poem

Objective:  This exercise will help elicit fresh and surprising insights into your relationship to friends, neighborhood, and community.

Handouts: Where I’m from by George Ella Lyon, Where Im From, Student Samples

Announcements/Upcoming: Creative Writing Weekend Trip to see Vietgone by Qui Nguyen at South Coast Repertory on October 17 @ 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday:  Critical Feedback

Objective: Students will use Lerman Method for Critical Feedback to revise and workshop new works.

Handouts: Lerman Method for Critical Feedback

Announcements/Upcoming: Creative Writing Weekend Trip to see Vietgone by Qui Nguyen at South Coast Repertory on October 17 @ 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday: I want to know why

Objective : Identify gaps in your understanding or knowledge in order to generate raw material for short stories.

Handouts: Exercises

Announcements/Upcoming: Creative Writing Weekend Trip to see Vietgone by Qui Nguyen at South Coast Repertory on October 17 @ 7:00 p.m.

Thursday: Revisions for “Where I’m from” short story, or “I want to know why”

Objective: Use “Where I’m from” and “I want to know why” exercises to write a personal narrative that uses detailed imagery.

Handouts: Exercises Presentation

Announcements/Upcoming: Creative Writing Weekend Trip to see Vietgone by Qui Nguyen at South Coast Repertory on October 17 @ 7:00 p.m.

Friday: Writing Workshop

Objective: Students will use Google Classroom and Canva to draft first story based on class exercises and cover of Creative Nonfiction Collection.

Handouts: Google Classroom, Canva

Announcements/Upcoming: Creative Writing Weekend Trip to see Vietgone by Qui Nguyen at South Coast Repertory on October 17 @ 7:00 p.m.

 

 

English 3P Honors Weekly Updates: 10.5-10.9

TenochMONDAY: ARCHETYPES in Native American Oral Narratives

OBJECTIVE: After ANNOTATING passages from creation stories of the Americas, students will be able to identify native views of “human nature” by analyzing ARCHETYPES and completing SUMMARIES that include events used to develop moral lesson in the story.

ESSENTIAL QUESTION: How did Native American traditions view HUMAN NATURE? How did Oral Narratives such as “The Sky Tree” and “Coyote Finishes his Work”, use imagery and ARCHETYPES to clearly communicate their message about human nature? How did his views influence the United States of America as a political and cultural entity?

Notes & Handouts: Read and Summarize Joseph Bruchac Essay

HOMEWORK: Find definition of Archetype, and identify the character traits of trickster archetype, Read & Annotate “Coyote Finishes his Work” and identify the character traits of Coyote or “Trickster” archetype

turtle_islandTUESDAY:  ARCHETYPES in “The Sky Tree” & “Coyote Finishes His Work” Coffeehouse Discussion

OBJECTIVE: After ANNOTATING passages from creation stories of the Americas, students will be able to identify native views of “human nature” by analyzing ARCHETYPES in COFFEEHOUSE DISCUSSION.

ESSENTIAL QUESTION: How did Native American traditions view HUMAN NATURE? How did Oral Narratives such as “The Sky Tree” and “Coyote Finishes his Work”, use imagery and ARCHETYPES to clearly communicate their message about human nature? How did his views influence the United States of America as a political and cultural entity?

Notes & Handouts: Introduction to Native Stories Notes Joseph Bruchac Essay, Write Summarizing Paragraph, Read and Annotate “The Sky Tree” p. 24

HOMEWORK: Find definition of Archetype, and identify the character traits of trickster archetype, Read & Annotate “Coyote Finishes his Work” and identify the character traits of Coyote or “Trickster” archetype

WEDNESDAY:  ARCHETYPES in “Coyote Finishes his Work” Gallery Walk

OBJECTIVE: After COFFEEHOUSE DISCUSSION on creation stories of the Americas, students will be able to identify native views of “human nature” by analyzing PEER’S VIEWS of archetypal significance of Coyote by participating in a GALLERY WALK.

ESSENTIAL QUESTION: How did Native American traditions view HUMAN NATURE? How did Oral Narratives such as “The Sky Tree” and “Coyote Finishes his Work”, use imagery and ARCHETYPES to clearly communicate their message about human nature? How did his views influence the United States of America as a political and cultural entity?

Notes & Handouts: Oral Narratives,  “Coyote Finishes his Work” and identify the character traits of Coyote or “Trickster” archetype

coyoteTHURSDAY:  NATIVE AMERICAN ORAL NARRATIVES PROGRESS CHECK

OBJECTIVE: After close reading and academic discussions on  creation stories of the Americas, students will be able to provide evidence of their ability to identify archetypes that express native views of “human nature” by completing PROGRESS CHECK.

ESSENTIAL QUESTION: How did Native American traditions view HUMAN NATURE? How did Oral Narratives such as “The Sky Tree” and “Coyote Finishes his Work”, use imagery and ARCHETYPES to clearly communicate their message about human nature? How did his views influence the United States of America as a political and cultural entity?

Notes & Handouts: LEARNING SCALE

FRIDAY:  NATIVE AMERICAN ORAL NARRATIVES PROGRESS CHECK REVISION

OBJECTIVE: After completing a PROGRESS CHECK on  creation stories of the Americas, students will be able to ASSESS MASTERY LEVEL according to evidence of their ability to identify archetypes that express native views of “human nature” by completing PROGRESS CHECK.

ESSENTIAL QUESTION: How did Native American traditions view HUMAN NATURE? How did Oral Narratives such as “The Sky Tree” and “Coyote Finishes his Work”, use imagery and ARCHETYPES to clearly communicate their message about human nature? How did his views influence the United States of America as a political and cultural entity?

Notes & Handouts: Foundations Learning Scale 3H, Progress Check Revision Guide