Weekly Updates: 1.16-1.19

AP Seminar: Period 1

This week, Seminar Scholars will use ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY to edit RESEARCH QUESTIONS, write precise THESIS STATEMENTS, and write formal outlines.

Tuesday: 1.) Research Roundtables: Present Research and receive/provide props and feedback.

H.W. Annotated Bibliography due today by 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday: 1.) Effective Research Questions=Effective Thesis Statements (Handout) 2.) Thesis Statement Gallery Walk 3.) Draft Thesis Statements.  

H.W. Research Paper Introduction and Outline Due Friday

Thursday: 1.) Effective Introductions: Gallery Walk 2.) Student Samples 3.) Draft Introduction

Friday: In Class: Complete Introduction and Outline.

English 3P Honors:

This week, English 3P Honors Scholars will use expertise in ROMANTICISM to respond to contemporary writers’ views of Transcendentalism and use ideas of Romantic Poets as inspirations to write original poetry.

Tuesday: Progress Check 3.3 Contemporary Responses to Transcendentalism

Wednesday: Progress Check Peer Revisions

H.W. Watch videos on Walt Whitman, Edgar Allan Poe, and Emily Dickinson and complete TREE MAP to compare authors’ background, life work, and ongoing influence.  Continue Working on Final Portfolio


H.W. Continue Working on Final Portfolio

Friday: Romantic Poetry Stations Day 1

H.W. Continue Working on Final Portfolio

Mexican American Literature and Culture

This week, students will be introduced to the historical background to Luis Valdez’s play Zoot Suit.