English 3P Weekly Updates: 11.29-12.4

Monday: “Resistance to Civil Government” by Henry David Thoreau Progress Check Self Assessment

Unit Goal:Write 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 Transcendentalist literature, students will be able to: 1.) identify author’s argument 2.) analyze the effect of imagery, figures of speech and symbolism to communicate views on NATURE.

AGENDA: 1. Review Objective for Thoreau Assessment 2. Progress Check Revision Guide

Handouts: Progress Check Revision Guide, Romanticism Learning Scale

Homework: N/A

Tuesday: Introduction to Dark Romanticism

Unit Goal:Write an essay that defines Dark Romantic author’s views of DEATH  and examines their use of stylistic devices such as imagery, figures of speech, paradox and symbolism to communicate philosophical attitudes and themes.

Objective: Define Dark Romanticism and compare its philosophical views with those of Transcendentalism.

AGENDA: 1.  Transcendentalism v. Dark Romanticism comparison map 2.  Dark Romanticism Intro Video w/ Cornell Notes 3.  Create Questions for CORNELL NOTES 4.  Summarize Learning

 

Handouts: Dark Romanticism Intro Notes, Introduction Video

Homework: N/A

Wednesday: Introduction to Edgar Allan Poe

Unit Goal:Write an essay that defines American Romanticism’s views of DEATH  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 Dark Romantic literature, students will be able to: 1.) identify author’s argument 2.) analyze the effect of imagery, figures of speech and symbolism to communicate views of Death.

AGENDA: 1. SYMBOLISM definition and example 2.  E.A. Poe Background 3.  First Read & Listen to “The Raven” read by Christopher Walken

Handouts: Edgar Allan Poe Notes, Background Video, “The Raven” read by Christopher Walken, The Raven Poem

Homework: N/A

Thursday: “The Raven” by Edgar Allan Poe

Unit Goal:Write an essay that defines American Romanticism’s views of DEATH  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 Dark Romantic literature, students will be able to: 1.) identify author’s argument 2.) analyze the effect of imagery, figures of speech and symbolism to communicate views of Death.

AGENDA: 1. Review definition of Symbolism 2.  2nd Read and watch “The Raven” look for DEPICTION OF SYMBOLS in the film clip 3.  “The Raven” Says Means Matters

Handouts: Edgar Allan Poe Notes, “The Raven” film clip, The Raven Poem

Homework: N/A

Friday: Symbolism in E.A. Poe’s “The Raven”

Unit Goal:Write an essay that defines American Romanticism’s views of DEATH  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 Dark Romantic literature, students will be able to: 1.) identify author’s argument 2.) analyze the effect of imagery, figures of speech and symbolism to communicate views of Death.

AGENDA: 1. Review definition of Symbolism 2.  SYMBOLISM in “The Raven” Gallery Walk 3.  “The Raven” Says Means Matters

Handouts: The Raven Poem, “The Raven” Gallery Walk Images, ““The Raven” Says-Means-Matters

Homework: Finish Says Means Matters, Study for Progress Check on Monday!

To Ms. Alba’s Cr8tive 1s (AKA 4th Period)

Hi Students!

I miss you already, but Xiomara is keeping me busy.  She is a mighty little fist of a person, a palpitating little piece of flesh with sharp, curious dark eyes.  She looks at me suspiciously.  Wonders who I am really.  I made her.  It still doesn’t seem real, but it is and that’s what makes it magic.

By now, I hope you have made Ms. Gallegos a part of our creative community.  I bragged to her about you guys quite a bit, and promised that this would be the class that she would enjoy the most.  I hope you have welcomed her and that you are representing yourself as everything I know you can be and as you committed yourself to do in the beginning of the school year.  (I am attaching our classroom commitment poem to remind you).  Do not turn into the stereotypical and boring, unoriginal stereotype of students being rude and disrespectful to the substitute teacher.  It’s the worst cliche in the book.  Additionally, think about the fact that YOU ARE YOUR ACTIONS.  Who are you going to be based on your actions? Ms. Gallegos is a lovely person with a passion for our school community and education in general.  It took me so much wrangling to get her to cover me while I am learning to be a mother of two.  Please make my fight worth it.

Anyways, enough of that.  I am excited to begin reading your first fictional short story. So far, you have completed four exercises that should have gotten you enough material to begin a real draft for your first piece.  I am attaching the rubric you will be using to evaluate each other’s short stories by the end of the unit.  Use it to elevate your writing and storytelling.

Today, when you begin your short story please begin by sharing the document with me.  I will be providing critical feedback and will be entering scores as you turn them in.  Today’s work will be entered as an assignment on AERIES.  I’m excited to start reading!  It gives me something exciting to do while Xiomara sleeps and Lalli watches cartoons.

Additionally, Ms. Gallegos will begin entering notebook scores for 10.26-11.13 with her while you are at the library.  She will be helping you evaluate your journal by asking the usual questions:  1. Is your work organized? 2. Is your work complete? 3. Does your work show reflection and insight? 4.  Did you follow directions? 5. Does your journal show extra effort?  For each of these questions, you will be proving the point you say you deserve and discussing what’s missing and for the work that is missing, reflecting on why you cut yourself short.   Take the notebook reflective conversation and evaluation as an opportunity to help her get to know you and the kind of student and writer you pride yourself to be.  Be honest about your challenges and help her learn how to support you.

I look forward to keeping in touch with you and continuing to watch you bloom as creators.

Take yourself and your art seriously even while I’m gone.  Having an opportunity to be creative is a gift that you will miss one day.

Peace,

Ms. Alba

P.S. before you begin writing watch this video and think about what it says. I’ll ask you to tell me about it tomorrow 🙂

English 3P Honors Weekly Updates: 11.2-11.6 (BENCHMARKS & MIDTERMS DUE WEDNESDAY)

MONDAY: Introduction to Romanticism

Unit Goal:Write 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: Students can define features of American Romanticism as a cultural and intellectual movement that arose out of the historical context of the early 19th century by completing notes.

Handouts: Notes, Thesis Guide, MLA Rules Formatting Video, Works Cited Video

HomeworkEnconters Final  due on November 4! Watch MLA Style Formatting Videos:Formatting Video, Works Cited Video ,  Quarter 1 Benchmark on November 4

TUESDAY: Introduction to Transcendentalism

Unit Goal:Write 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: Students can define features of American Transcendentalism as a cultural and intellectual movement that arose out of the historical context of the early 19th century.

Handouts: Emerson’s Transcendentalism Notes

HomeworkEnconters Final  due on November 4! Quarter 1 Benchmark on November 4

WEDNESDAY: QUARTER 1 BENCHMARK

THURSDAY: “NATURE” by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Unit Goal:Write 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 Transcendentalist literature, students will be able to: 1.) identify author’s argument 2.) analyze the effect of imagery, figures of speech and symbolism to communicate views on NATURE.

AGENDA: 1. Read an annotate Nature as a class 2.  Complete SAYS MEANS MATTERS in PODS

Handouts: Emerson’s Transcendentalism Notes, SAYS MEANS MATTERS

Homework: Summarize “Nature,” in your Notebook

FRIDAY: “Self Reliance” by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Unit Goal:Write 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 Transcendentalist literature, students will be able to: 1.) identify author’s argument 2.) analyze the effect of imagery, figures of speech and symbolism to communicate views on NATURE.

AGENDA: 1. Read an annotate “Self Reliance” in PODS

Handouts: Emerson’s Transcendentalism Notes

HomeworkSummarize & Complete SAYS MEANS MATTERS for “Self Reliance” in your Notebook, PROGRESS CHECK 2.1 on Monday!

English 3P Weekly Updates: 11.2-11.6 (BENCHMARKS WEDNESDAY!)

TrasnparentEyeballMONDAY: Introduction to Ralph Waldo Emerson

Unit Goal:Write 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.

ObjectiveBy reading and annotating Transcendentalist literature, students will be able to: 1.) identify author’s argument 2.) analyze the effect of imagery, figures of speech and symbolism to communicate views on NATURE.

AGENDA: 1.  Turn in hard copy of Unit 1 Final Essays: Enconters Final 2. Romanticism Paragraph 3. Emerson’s Transcendentalism

Handouts: Notes.

HomeworkEnconters Final  due in GOOGLE CLASSROOM on November 2 (class code: d8dhl6) ! Quarter 1 Benchmark on November 4

TUESDAY: “NATURE” by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Unit Goal:Write 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 Transcendentalist literature, students will be able to: 1.) identify author’s argument 2.) analyze the effect of imagery, figures of speech and symbolism to communicate views on NATURE.

AGENDA: 1. Read an annotate Nature 2.  Complete SAYS MEANS MATTERS in PODS

Handouts: Emerson’s Transcendentalism Notes, SAYS MEANS MATTERS

Homework: Summarize “Nature,” in your Notebook, Quarter 1 Benchmark on November 4

WEDNESDAY: QUARTER 1 BENCHMARK

THURSDAY: “Self Reliance” by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Unit Goal:Write 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 Transcendentalist literature, students will be able to: 1.) identify author’s argument 2.) analyze the effect of imagery, figures of speech and symbolism to communicate views on NATURE.

AGENDA: 1. Read an annotate “Self Reliance”

Handouts: Emerson’s Transcendentalism Notes

Homework:Summarize “Self Reliance” in your Notebook

FRIDAY: Analyze METAPHOR in “Self Reliance” by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Unit Goal:Write 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 Transcendentalist literature, students will be able to: 1.) identify author’s argument 2.) analyze the effect of imagery, figures of speech and symbolism to communicate views on NATURE.

AGENDA: Complete SAYS MEANS MATTERS with Partners

Handouts: Notes, SAYS MEANS MATTERS

Homework:Summarize “Self Reliance” in your Notebook, Progress Check 2.1 on Monday!