Period 1: Mexican American Literature & Culture
This week, Mexican American Literature & Culture will study the context IDENTITY in Mexican American Literature and analyze it in “Senior Picture” by Michelle Serros, “Silence Concerning an Ancient Stone” by Rosario Castellanos.
Monday: Finish SUMMATIVE PARAGRAPHS
Tuesday: 1. Who was Michele Serros? Why did she write “Senior Picture”: Background video 2. Close Read “What does the short story “Senior Picture Day” reveal about the narrator’s identity and her relationship to an “Indian” heritage?”
Wednesday: 1. Quote Response 2. Close Read a Summary “Senior Picture”
Thursday: “A View From the Melting Pot” an Interview with Richard Rodriguez
AP Seminar: Period 2-3
Monday: 1. What are the power stance and glance? How can I use these to perform with effective poise, eye contact, and gestures? 2. The Effective Opening: What are some strategies to get my audience’s attention and engagement?
Tuesday: PVLEG Practice: students will present an argument using PVLEG strategies.
Wednesday:: PVLEG Practice: students will present an argument using PVLEG strategies.
Thursday: PVLEG Reflection
Friday: The What If… Project: Introduction & Outline
English 3P Honors, Period 5-6
Monday: Progress Check 1.2 Irony and Anecdote in Amy Tan’s Mother Tongue & Richard Rodriguez’s “Blaxicans and Other Reinvented Americans”
Friday: Cultural Exchange at the Library Media Center
- Big Question for Chapter 1-2 (pp. 1-47): How does Lahiri’s characterization of Ashoke and Ashima begin to introduce the idea of ASSIMILATION to the reader? How does it compare to Richard Rodriguez’s stance in “Blaxicans and Other Invented Americans”?