This week in Ms. Alba’s Class: 12.16-12.20

Mexican American Literature: Period 1

This week scholars in Mexican American Literature and Culture will identify character traits and actions of CORRIDO HERO ARCHETYPE to compare Gregorio Cortez and Joaquin Murrieta and use their perspectives in Dialogue Poems.  

Monday: Watch Film:  The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez written by Americo Paredes & Victor Villaseñor 

Tuesday: Watch Film:  The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez written by Americo Paredes & Victor Villaseñor 

Wednesday: Finish Film and Analyze Corrido Archetypes

Thursday: 1.) Gregorio Cortez: the myth &  the man

Friday: 1.) Corridos as Counternarratives Unit Debrief Poems

AP Seminar: Period 2 & 3

This week, AP Seminar scholars will rehearse and present “What if @ Grove?” Team Multimedia Presentations.

Monday: TMP Dress Rehearsal w/ TMP Rubric and Scoring Notes from Ms. Alba

Tuesday: 1.) Sample TMP #2 2.) TMP Revisions

Wednesday: TMP Revisions

Thursday: TMP Revision

Friday: Final Presentations

English 3P Honors: Period 5 & 6

This week, scholars in English 3P Honors will study the features of Transcendentalism and identify the character traits of Romantic heroes such as Hester Prynne in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter.  

Monday: 1.)  Why are Imagery and Metaphor important in Transcendentalist writing? 2.) Read “Nature” and “Self-Reliance” by Ralph Waldo Emerson 3.)The Scarlet Letter Literary Circles Ch. 1-5

H.W. Ch. 1-5 Summary: What characteristics and actions identify Hester Prynne as a ROMANTIC HERO?  Read and Summarize Ch. 7-10: How does the town view Pearl?  How do their opinions about Pearl reveal R

Tuesday: 1.) Introduction to Henry David Thoreau 2.) Read from “Walden” in Textbook pp. 207-216

WednesdayTranscendentalism Philosophical Chairs

ThursdayThe Scarlet Letter Literary Circles Ch. 6-10

Friday: Romanticism & The Scarlet Letter Ch. 1-10 Progress Check

I.  Can you define Romanticism, identify its features, and compare these among Transcendentalist and Dark Romantics.

II.  Can you describe the Romantic Hero and analyze these character traits in The Scarlet Letter’s protagonist, Hester Prynne?

Part III: Can you summarize the events which take place in Chapters 6-10 and identify examples of ROMANTIC features in Chapters 6-10?