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