Weekly Updates: 1.8-1.12

AP Seminar: Period 1

This week, Seminar Scholars will use QUESTION FORMULATION TECHNIQUE to draft research questions, presenting group research proposal, and collect sources from multiple perspectives to write an annotated bibliography for Individual Research Report.  

Monday: 1.) Present Initial Research Findings to group: 2.) QFT to develop research questions: Question Formation Technique 

Tuesday: 1.) Research Questions Report Back: PT1 Question Development Activity and  Examining your question 2.) Introduction to EBSCOHost:  EBSCOHost instructions   3.) Start on Research Proposal: Research Proposal Guide

H.W. Research Proposal Due Tomorrow it must include a Works Cited Page with preliminary sources, Start on researching individual questions, Annotated Bibliography #1 Due Tuesday January 16.

Wednesday: LATE START 1.) Research Proposal Presentations

Thursday: 1.) Finish Proposal Presentations and Review Peer Feedback 2.) Introduction to Multiple Lenses 2.) Research EBSCOHost instructions   (SOURCE MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS): 2 mainstream news sources, 2 magazines that show human impact, 2 journal articles or research reports from experts, 1 data sources from expert organizations or universities, 1 interview, video, blog source, 1 book) Check its bias! a. Reliable Sources

Friday: 1.) Research: Use the following: Who are the CREDIBLE Specialists/ Organizations or Experts on the topic/ issue you selected? What do they say? What data do they provide? How do their ideas compare? How will you use them to answer your Research question?

English 3P Honors: Period 2, 5, 6

This week, English 3P Honors will evaluate 21st Century responses to American Romanticism by reading Joyce Carol Oates’ “Against Nature” (Textbook, p. 221) and “Spoiling Walden: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Cape Wind” (Close Reader, p. 233). 

Monday: 1.) The Individual And Society Portfolio Checklist: 1st Semester Final  2.) The Scarlet Letter Timed Write Revision: Conventions & Language and Vocabulary

Tuesday: 1.)The Scarlet Letter Timed Write Revision: Statement of Purpose/ Focus, Organization, and Elaboration of Evidence 2.) Transcendentalism v. Dark Romanticism Socratic Chairs. 3.) Introduction to Joyce Carol Oates: “Great Art Stems from Chaos“ 4.) Begin Close Reading“Against Nature”  (Textbook p. 221)

H.W. Read and Summarize (Summary Template) and RESPOND to “Spoiling Walden: Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Cape Wind” in Close Reader (233): EQ is In what ways does the structure of Gessner’s essay help engage his reader? Do you agree? Cite evidence.  

Wednesday: (LATE START) Finish Close Reading“Against Nature” 2.) Dialectical Journal

Thursday: Socratic Chairs: What is Joyce Carol Oates central argument in the essay “Against Nature”?  Do you dis/agree? Why? Use Dialectical Journal to Cite evidence to support your views.

Friday: Progress Check on “Against Nature” & “Spoiling Walden”

H.W. Watch Videos on Edgar Allan Poe, Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson and Complete Tree Map on Background Details.  

Mexican American Literature and Culture: Period 3

After researching the popular cuento of “La Llorona,” students will be able to identify central ideas in stories about La Llorona and purpose of archetype by completing analytical summaries, SOAPS analysis, and writing an original cuento which uses the archetype of “La Llorona” in a contemporary context.

Monday: 1.) FOLK TALES according to the experts 2.) La Llorona storytelling circles led by ELDERS 3.) Who is LA LLORONA ?Reading: “La Llorona

Tuesday: 1.)  Spiritual Cleansing: A Mexican Ghost Story 2.) Notes on La Llorona’s Origin Story 3.) Start “Woman Hollering Creek” by Sandra Cisneros

Wednesday: 1. “Woman Hollering Creek” by Sandra Cisneros 2.) Write Analytical Summary

Thursday“La Llorona’s Sacred Waters” by Juana Alicia: OPTIC Analysis

Friday: Modesta Avila: OC’s Llorona