Mexican American Literature & Culture Weekly Updates: 2.27-3.4

Monday: Identity Confusion

Essential Question: What is identity?  How does race/ethnicity affect our identity?

Agenda:

 

  1. Read Into the Beautiful North by Luis Alberto Urrea
  2. Half Like Me

Tuesday: Walter Muneton, Board Member

Essential Question:  Why Ethnic Studies?

Wednesday: Why Ethnic Studies Socratic Seminar Preparation

Essential Question:  Why Ethnic Studies?

Agenda:

  1. Read Ch. 9 of Into the Beautiful North (Post It Exchange)
  2. Walter Muneton Reflection and Thank You Letter
  3. Close Read “Why ethnic studies programs are good for California, and America” by Noah Remnick

Thursday: Why Ethnic Studies Socratic Seminar Preparation

Essential Question:  Why Ethnic Studies?

Agenda:

  1. Read Ch. 9 of Into the Beautiful North (Post It Exchange)
  2. Finish reading “ Rift in Arizona as Latino Class Is Found Illegal
  3. Write a Summary  Article

Frdiay: Why Ethnic Studies Socratic Seminar Preparation Day 2

Essential Question:  Why Ethnic Studies?

Agenda:

  1. Read Ch. 9 of Into the Beautiful North (Post It Exchange)
  2. Read & Discuss Op-Ed “Why Ethnic Studies are good for California and America” by Noah Remnick

English 3P Honors Weekly Updates: 2.27-3.3

Monday: Satire and Irony in Mark Twain’s “The Lowest Animal”

Unit Goal:

Objective: By reading and annotating American Realist literature, students will be able to 1.)  evaluate REALIST philosophical attitudes and features  2.) analyze the effect of SATIRE and IRONY

Agenda: 1. Notebook Set Up for 2.27-3.17 2. Read and Annotate Mark Twain‘s “The Lowest Animal”

HomeworkRead The Awakening: Lit Circles For Ch. XI- XXII  & Summarize Ch. XI-XXII

Tuesday: Literary Circles for Mark Twain’s “The Lowest Animal” & Socratic Seminar Prep.

Unit Goal:

Objective: By reading and annotating American Realist literature, students will be able to 1.)  evaluate REALIST philosophical attitudes and features  2.) analyze the effect of SATIRE and IRONY

Agenda: 1.Summarize Check for The Awakening XI-XXII 2. Satire & Irony in Mark Twain‘s “The Lowest Animal” 3. Expert Corners for Naturalist Features in The Lowest Animal & The Awakening

Homework: Prep Work for Socratic Seminar: Complete Questions for Discussions.  Session 1: The Lowest Animal Session 2: The Awakening

Wednesday: Socratic Seminar for Mark Twain’s “The Lowest Animal” and Ch. XI-XXII of The Awakening

Unit Goal:

Objective: By reading and annotating American Realist literature, students will be able to 1.)  evaluate REALIST philosophical attitudes and features  2.) analyze the effect of SATIRE and IRONY

Agenda: Socratic Seminar for “The Lowest Animal” & XI-XXII of The Awakening

Homework: Read The Awakening   & Summarize XXII-XXXII

Thursday: Progress Check Assessment for Mark Twain’s “The Lowest Animal” and Ch. XI-XXII of The Awakening

Unit Goal:

Objective: By reading and annotating American Realist literature, students will be able to 1.)  evaluate REALIST philosophical attitudes and features  2.) analyze the effect of SATIRE and IRONY

Agenda: 1. Progress Check Assessment for Jack London’s “To Build a Fire” 2.) The Awakening Naturalist Features Literary Circles Meet Up

Homework: Progress Ck Revision for Mark Twain’s “The Lowest Animal” & The Awakening XI-XXII TOMORROW: Read The Awakening   & Summarize XXII-XXXII

Friday: Progress Check for Mark Twain’s “The Lowest Animal” and Ch. XI-XXII

Unit Goal:

  1. Progress Check for Mark Twain’s “The Lowest Animal” & The Awakening XI-XXII

Homework: Read The Awakening   & Summarize XXII-XXXII

Mexican American Literature & Culture Weekly Updates: 2.21-2.24

Tuesday: Identity Search

Essential Question: What is identity?  How does race/ethnicity affect our identity?

Agenda:

1. Read Into the Beautiful North by Luis Alberto Urrea Chapter 5 (Post It-Exchange)

2. Identity Circle

3. Identity Give One Get One

 Wednesday: Identity Corners

Essential Question: What is identity?  How does race/ethnicity affect our identity?

Agenda:

1. Identity Terms

2. Identity Corners

English 3P Honors Weekly Update: 2.21-2.24

Tuesday: Features of Naturalism in Jack London’s “To Build a Fire” Literature Circles

Unit Goal:

Today’s Objective:  By reading and annotating Jack London’s “To Build a Fire” students will be able to identify elements of Naturalism in the story’s characters, setting, and plot.  

Agenda: 1.  The Awakening Summary Check for Ch. 1-10 II.   Read & Discuss Naturalist Features in  “To Build a Fire

Homework: Progress Check 5.2 Tomorrow & Read The Awakening: Lit Circles For Ch. XI- XXII 

Wednesday: Features of Naturalism in Jack London’s “To Build a Fire” Progress Check

Unit Goal:

Today’s Objective:  By completing a PROGRESS CHECK on Jack London’s “To Build a Fire” students will be able to provide evidence that they can identify elements of Naturalism in the story’s characters, setting, and plot.  

Agenda: 1.  Progress Check 5.2 Naturalist Features in  “To Build a Fire” & Kate Chopin’s The Awakening Ch. I-X.

HomeworkRead The Awakening: Lit Circles For Ch. XI- XXII 

Thursday: Features of Naturalism in Jack London’s “To Build a Fire” Progress Check Assessment

Unit Goal:

Today’s Objective:  By PEER REVISING a PROGRESS CHECK on Jack London’s “To Build a Fire” students will be able to SELF ASSESS evidence that they can identify elements of Naturalism in the story’s characters, setting, and plot.  

Agenda: 1.  PEER REVISION Progress Check 5.2 Naturalist Features in  “To Build a Fire” & Kate Chopin’s The Awakening Ch. I-X.

HomeworkRead The Awakening: Lit Circles For Ch. XI- XXII 

Friday: Introduction to Mark Twain

Unit Goal:

Objective: By reading and annotating American Realist literature, students will be able to 1.)  evaluate REALIST philosophical attitudes and features  2.) analyze the effect of SATIRE and IRONY

Agenda: Mark Twain Notes, Mark Twain Background Video, Read and Annotate “The Lowest Animal”

HomeworkRead The Awakening: Lit Circles For Ch. XI- XXII 

The Awakening Reading Schedule

The Awakening by Kate Chopin

2017 Reading Schedule

Chapters I-X: Due by February 21

EQ:  How does Kate Chopin introduce Naturalist ideas and features in the novel’s exposition?  

Annotate & Summarize Chapters: Characters and character traits, basic situation, significant relationships, symbolism of setting that reveals Naturalist elements.

Chapters XI-XXI: Due by February 28

EQ:  How does Kate Chopin introduce Naturalist ideas and features in the novel’s RISING ACTION?  How does the author convey REGIONALISM through the dialogue and relationships of the novel’s characters?

Annotate Summarize ChaptersCharacters and character traits, rising complication, IRONY, significant relationships, symbolism of setting that reveals Naturalist elements.

Chapters XXII-XXXII: Due by March 6

EQ:  How does Kate Chopin introduce Psychological Realism  through Edna’s decision to move to the Pigeon House?  What Naturalist ideas are conveyed through the characters’ internal life and conflicts? 

Chapters XXXIII- End: Due by March 10

Mexican American Literature: 2.14-2.18

Tuesday: Family Search and Research

Essential Question: How does our background determine our identity?

Agenda:

1. Review Author Background Circle Map and Paragraph Frame written as you watched Video #1 What is Luis Alberto Urrea’s background? How did it influence his writing?  Video #2Interview with Maria Hinojosa

2. Review Into the Beautiful North by Luis Alberto Urrea Chapter 1-3: GROUP A: What is the setting of Into the Beautiful North?  GROUP B: Name and describe the characters that are introduced in Chapters 1-3. (Post It-Exchange)

3.  Family Search and Research:  Begin each conversation with…”I am not a single story, but if there is one you need to know in order to get me…”

Wednesday: Philosophical Chairs Prep

Essential Question: What ideas or themes are found in Mexican American Literature.

Agenda:

1. Read Ch. 3 of Into the Beautiful North: Post-It Exchange

2. Introduction to Mexican American Literature:(Handout)

Thursday: Philosophical Chairs Discussion

Essential Question: What ideas or themes are found in Mexican American Literature.

Agenda:

1. Read Ch. 4 of Into the Beautiful North: Post-It Exchange

2. Introduction to Mexican American Literature:Philsophical Chairs (Handout)

Friday: Introduction to THEMES

Essential Question: What ideas or themes are found in Mexican American Literature?

Agenda:

1. Read Ch. 4 of Into the Beautiful North: Post-It Exchange

2. Introduction to Themes in Mexican American Literature:Philsophical Chairs (Handout)DEBRIEF

English 3P Honors Weekly Updates: 2.14-2.17

Tuesday: Realism and Jacob Riis Progress Check

Unit Goal:

Today’s Objective:  Provide evidence that you can describe background and contributions of Jacob Riis to Realism as an artistic movement.  

Agenda: Realism and Jacob Riis Progress Check

Homework: N/A

Wednesday: Realism and Jacob Riis Progress Check Assessment

Unit Goal:

Today’s Objective:  Assess evidence that you can describe background and contributions of Jacob Riis to Realism as an artistic movement.  

Agenda: Realism and Jacob Riis Progress Check Self-Assesment

Homework: Read and annotate-What ideas about the conditions of women is revealed by Declaration of Sentiments by Elizabeth Cady Stanton? How would the ideas of this document influence American writers and artists? 

Thursday: Introduction to Kate Chopin

Unit Goal:

Today’s Objective:  After reading and discussing Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s Declaration of Sentiments, students will be able to discuss influences of early feminism on Realist Writers such as Kate Chopin.  

Agenda: 1.Declaration of Sentiments: Tea Party Discussion 2. Introduction to Kate Chopin  & The Awakening 3. The Awakening Reading Schedule

Homework: Read The Awakening Ch. I-X by Tuesday February 21

Friday: Introduction to Jack London

Unit Goal:

Today’s Objective:  By reading and annotating Jack London’s “To Build a Fire” students will be able to identify elements of Naturalism in the story’s characters, setting, and plot.  

Agenda: 1.  Introduction to Jack London : Background & Influence II. Introduction to Naturalism III.  Read “To Build a Fire

HomeworkRead The Awakening: Lit Circles For Ch. 1-10 on Tuesday

Mexican American Literature and Culture: 2.6-2.10

Monday: Introduction to Mexican American Literature & Culture

Essential Question: What will we learn?  How will we learn it?

Agenda: 1. Equity Cards 2. Mexican American Literature Syllabus 3. Classroom Agreements

Tuesday: Introduction to Mexican American Literature & Culture

Essential Question: What is our story?

Agenda: 1. Review Mexican American Literature Syllabus & Classroom Agreements 2. Trading Card Introductions

Wednesday: The Dangers of a Single Story

Essential Question: What is a single story?  What makes it dangerous?

Agenda: 1.Family Search and Research 2. The Dangers of A Single Story by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie 3. What is the message of Adichie’s TED TALK how does it relate to the content of this class? the world around you? to you?

Thursday: Avoiding The Dangers of a Single Story

Essential Question: What is a single story?  What makes it dangerous?

Agenda: 1. The Dangers of A Single Story by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie 3. What is the message of Adichie’s TED TALK how does it relate to the content of this class? the world around you? to you?

Friday: Introduction to Into the Beautiful North by Luis Alberto Urrea

Essential Question: How does an author’s background determine what he writes about?

Agenda: 1. Complete Author Background Circle Map and Paragraph Frame as you watch Video #1 What is Luis Alberto Urrea’s background? How did it influence his writing?  Video #2 Interview with Maria Hinojosa 2. Read Into the Beautiful North by Luis Alberto Urrea Chapter 1-3: What is the setting of Into the Beautiful North?  Name and describe the characters that are introduced in Chapters 1-3.

English 3P Honors Weekly Updates: 2.6-2.10

Monday: Introduction to Realism

Unit Goal:

Today’s Objective:  Discuss Realism

I. Semester 2 Equity Cards II. Pre-Reading: What is reality according to Plato’s Allegory of the Cave ?III.  Reading: Introduction to Realism

Homework: Read “America Transformed” pp. 329-330 in textbook prepare for 3-2-1 Check In: (3 important details from reading, 2 terms or big ideas, 1 question)

Tuesday: Introduction to Realism: Historical Context

Unit Goal:

Today’s Objective:  Define Realism and explain its causes.

I.  Pre-Reading: 3-2-1 Check In on “America Transformed” pp. 329-330 in Textbook Reading: Introduction to Realism

Homework: N/A

Wednesday: Introduction to Realism-Aesthetic and Philosophical features

Unit Goal:

Today’s Objective:  Identify the features of Realism and compare it to Romanticism.  

I. Reading: Introduction to Realism, Video II.  Post Reading: What is realism? Gallery Walk Quotes

Homework: N/A

Thursday: Introduction to Jacob Riis

Unit Goal:

Today’s Objective:  Describe background and contributions of Jacob Riis to Realism as an artistic movement.  

I. Pre- Writing :Video II.  Speaking: Gallery Walk Debrief III.  Writing: What is realism?  IV: Introduction to Jacob Riis: Jacob Riis Photographs

Homework: N/A

Friday: Jacob Riis and How the Other Half Lives

Unit Goal:

Today’s Objective:  Describe background and contributions of Jacob Riis to Realism as an artistic movement.  

I. Pre- Reading: Jacob Riis Presentation & Videos II: Reading: Genesis of the Tenement” an essay from How the Other Half Lives III. Post-Reading SOAPS & Summary

Homework: Finish Summary & SOAPS & Prepare for a Progress Check on Tuesday when we return from 3 day weekend!