This week in Ms. Alba’s Class: 10.14-10.18

Period 1:  Mexican American Literature & Culture

This week, Mexican American Literature & Culture will present on the context after reading “Silence Concerning an Ancient Stone” by Rosario Castellanos, and write Ekphrastic Poem inspired by David Botello’s murals.

Monday: “Making Sense of Poetry for Rosario Castellanos’ poem “Silence Concerning and Ancient Stone”” Presentations

Tuesday: Tlamatinime Poetry “Where are the Roots of Men?” “Does man Possess any Truth?” “One Day we Must Go” and “Who am I?”

Wednesday: PSAT Day

Thursday:  “David Botello Murals: “Read Between the Lines” & “Dream of Flight”

Friday: “Dreams of Flight” Ekphrastic Poems

Period 2 & 3: AP Seminar

This week AP Seminar will develop “What if @ Grove” Presentations by Questioning and Exploring and Understanding & Analyzing issues selected.

Monday: 1.) What is Line of Reasoning?  How do we find it? 2.) Line of Reasoning and “This Article Won’t Change Your Mind” by Julie Beck for The Atlantic.

Tuesday: Socratic Seminar on “Why you think you are right even when you are wrong” and “This article won’t change your mind”

Wednesday: PSAT Day

Thursday: Introduction to Research: Question Formulation Technique

Friday: Understand and Analyze the Problem: Journalistic Sources

Period 5 & 6: English 3P Honors

This week, English 3P Honors Scholars will analyze the issues of ASSIMILATION through the subordinate characters and relationships in Chapters 6-9 of The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri.

Monday: Progress Check on The Namesake Ch. 1-5

H.W. Read and annotate Ch. 6-9 of The Namesake and Complete Chapter Summary that answers the essential question, “How do new characters and relationships reveal the limits of ASSIMILATION?” 

Tuesday: Progress Check Revision on The Namesake Ch. 6-9.

Wednesday: Expert Corners for Ch. 6-9 The Namesake

Thursday: Literary Circles for Ch. 6-9 The Namesake

Friday: Progress Check on Ch. 6-9 The Namesake

H.W. Finish The Namesake!  Complete Chapter Summary.

This week in Ms. Alba’s Class: 10.7-10.11

Period 1:  Mexican American Literature & Culture

This week, Mexican American Literature & Culture will study the context IDENTITY in Mexican American Literature and write poetry inspired by “Senior Picture” by Michelle Serros, “Silence Concerning an Ancient Stone” by Rosario Castellanos, and David Botello’s murals.

Monday: “Senior Picture” Found Poems

Tuesday: ” “Silence Concerning an Ancient Stone” a poem by Rosario Castellanos: Making Sense of Poetry 

Wednesday: (Late Start) David Botello’s “Read Between the Lines” Analysis

Thursday: Ekphrastic Poems inspired by David Botello

Friday: Poetry Cafe Day

Period 2 &3: AP Seminar

This week, AP Seminar will QUESTION & EXPLORE a SCHOOL PROBLEM and begin to contextualize arguments by identifying credible sources of information.  

Monday: 1.  Sign up for Portfolio 2. “What if” Brainstorm

Tuesday: 1. AP Class Section Instructions 2019 2. Identify Problems for Investigation: Coffeehouse Discussions

Wednesday: (Late Start) 1. “Why You think you are right even when you are wrong” by Julia Galef 2. Question Formulation Technique

Thursday: 1. Introduction to Credible Sources 2.  EBSCO Host

Friday: What is an annotated Bibliography and how why do you make one?

Period 3 & 4: English 3P Honors

MondayThe Namesake Ch. 1 & 2 Chapter SummaryThe Namesake Unit Map

H.W. Read and Summarize Ch. 3-5 by Wednesday, October 9: Complete Chapter Summary:

Tuesday: 1.) Definition of Assimilation 2.) “Indian Boy Love Song” by Sherman Alexie Analysis 3. Literary Circles for The Namesake Ch. 1-2

WednesdayThe Namesake Ch. 3-5 Chapter Summary Check and Expert Corners

H.W. Socratic Seminar on Friday 10/11 Read & Summarize Ch. 6-8 by Thursday 10/18

ThursdayThe Namesake Ch. 3-5 Chapter SummaryThe Namesake Unit Map

Friday: The Namesake Socratic Seminar

 

This week in Ms. Alba’s Class: 9.30-10.5

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

Friday: 1.  3-2-1 Check In 2. “Silence Concerning an Ancient Stone” a poem by Rosario Castellanos: Making Sense of Poetry  2.) Turn in Notebooks: Rubric

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”

TuesdayProgress Check Revision and Progress Check Reflection Log

H.W.) Read Viet Thanh NguyenThe Immigrant’s Fate is Everyone’s”

Wednesday: Socratic Seminar #2 Prep: Collection 1 Socratic SeminarSocratic Seminar Question Stems

Thursday: 1.) Collection 1 Socratic SeminarSocratic Seminar Evaluation Guide

Friday:  Cultural Exchange at the Library Media Center

H.W. Read Ch. 1-2 The Namesake by Jhumpa LahiriSummarize Chapters 

  • 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”? 

This week in Ms. Alba’s Class: 9.23-9.27

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 “When World Collide” The untold story of the Americas after Columbus”

Tuesday: Write a Summary “When Worlds Collide”

Wednesday: “Senior Picture” by Michele Serros

Thursday: Write a Summary “Senior Picture”

Friday: Turn in Notebooks and Type Summary of Choice

Period 2 & 3:  AP Seminar

This week AP Seminar will read and write analyses of arguments on education and will prepare to deliver an individual argument using PVLEGS.

Monday: EOC Practice: Section A

Tuesday: EOC Revision

Wednesday: 1. Argument Outline 2. Three Minute Thesis 3. How to avoid Death by Powerpoint by David JP Phillips

Thursday:  Speed Practice & Create Flip Grid Videos

Friday: 1.  Notebook Reflections 2. FlipGrid Dress Rehearsal Screenings

H.W. Practice Individual Performance with Peer Coach.

English 3P Honors

This week English 3P Honors will read and write analyses of arguments on IMMIGRATION and ASSIMILATION.

Monday: The Crucible Philosophical Chairs: The Crucible Paragraph due Friday

Tuesday: Progress Check Revision

H.W. Read “Mother Tongue” by Amy Tan in Close Reader complete annotations in book and analysis question in NOTEBOOK 

Wednesday: 1.) Introduction to “Blaxicans and Other Reinvented America” 2.) Richard Rodriguez  Compare Rodriguez and Tan’s use of ANECDOTE & IRONY to convey views of ASSIMILATION.“Blaxicans and Other Reinvented Americans” by Richard Rodriguez 

Thursday: 1.) Write Comparative Summary of Rodriguez and Tan

Friday: a.  Turn in The Crucible Paragraphs b. Coffeehouse Discussion

This week in Ms. Alba’s Class: 9.16-9.20

Period 1:  Mexican American Literature & Culture

This week, Mexican American Literature & Culture will familiarize with THEMES of IDENTITY in Mexican American Literature by reading Frank Mundo’s essay “How I Became a Mexican” and learning about the historical contexts of race in Mexico and Latin American.

Monday: 1. Notebook Set Up for 9.16-10.4 2.  “How I Became a Mexican” by Frank Mundo

Tuesday: Summarize “How I Became a Mexican” by Frank Mundo

Wednesday: Watch “When Worlds Collide: The untold story of the Americas after Columbus”

Thursday: Finish “When World Collide” The untold story of the Americas after Columbus”

Friday: Write a Summary “When Worlds Collide”

 

Period 2 & 3:  AP Seminar

This week AP Seminar will read and write analyses of arguments on education and will prepare to deliver there own individual argument.  

Monday: Summarizing Statement Checklist 2. H.W. “Encouraging Learning” Hsun Tzu H.W.  “Dropping out of College” by Rainford Stauffer (newspaper editorial)

Tuesday: 1.) I’ll take that one 2.)   “Dropping out of College” by Rainford Stauffer (newspaper editorial)

Wednesday: Film “He named me Malala”

Thursday: Write a Summary “He named me Malala” H.W.  “Dropping out of College and Paying the Price” by Eduardo Porter

Friday: EOC Section I a. Identify Argument b. identify the line of reasoning c.  evaluate credibility

Period 5 & 6: English 3P Honors

This week we will read and analyze use of ALLUSION & IMAGERY in “Of Plymouth Plantation” by William Bradford and discuss Arthur Miller’s The Crucible in a philosophical chairs discussion to build our understanding of Collection 1: Coming to America.

Monday: 1. The Dangers of a Single Story Summary and Response 2. What is TIEAC?  3.  H.W. The Crucible: Speaking and Writing Assignment

Tuesday: Read “Of Plymouth Plantation” by William Bradford to understand his CLAIM and explain how he uses IMAGERY AND ALLUSION as support (William Bradford Slides).  

Wednesday: “Of Plymouth Plantation” by William Bradford Dialectical Journal Share Outs

Thursday: 1. “Of Plymouth Plantation” Coffeehouse Discussion 2. Notebook Reflection and Self-Assessment

Friday: 1.) “Of Plymouth Plantation” Progress Check 1.2 2. H.W. The Crucible: Philosophical Chairs and Writing Assignment

This week in Ms. Alba’s Class: 9.9-9.13

Period 1:  Mexican American Literature & Culture

This week, Mexican American Litearture & Culture will explore important terms and themes that are related to Mexican American Literature & Culture.  

Monday: 1. Introduction to THEMES and ISSUES in ETHNIC STUDIES: Philosophical Chairs

Tuesday: Introduction to Terms:  Race, Ethnicity, Nationality: Gallery Walk

WednesdayIdentity Corners

Thursday: Family Search

Friday: Notebook Reflection & Family Search

Period 2 & 3:  AP Seminar

This week AP Seminar will

Monday: 1.)  The Art of Explanation 2.) Individual Reflection for Presentation 3. Group Reflection

Tuesday: Score THIS! EOC Anchor Analysis & Reflection

Wednesday:1.) Close Reading AP Sem 2.) What is the purpose of education?

Thursday: 1.). OPTIC Analysis: “The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters” by Francisco Goya

H.W. Read & Annotate: 2.) “Encouraging Learning” by Hsun Tzu and Watch “The Allegory of the Cave” by Plato

Friday:  Socratic Seminar: Compare “Encouraging Learning” by Hsun Tzu and “The Allegory of the Cave” by Plato

Period 5 & 6: English 3P Honors

This week after self-assessing writing and building goals, English 3P Honors Scholars will build background knowledge to prepare for Collection 1: Coming to America.

Monday: 1. Writing Self-Assessment & Goal: Revision Guide 2.) What is TIEAC? 2.) 1A. Summer Novel Reader Response b. 2A. Sample Response Q. 

Tuesday: 1.) Collection Quote 2.) Immigration Graffiti Wall 3. Family Search (Lines of Communication)

Wednesday🙂 What are “The Dangers of a Single Story” according to Chimamanda Ngonzi Adichie?  Do you agree? Why or why not?

Thursday: Socratic Chairs ““The Dangers of a Single Story”” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: Summary Template

Friday: What is TIEAC? 2.) 1A. Summer Novel Reader Response b. 2A. Sample Response Q. 

This week in Ms. Alba’s Class: 9.3-9.6

Mexican American Literature: Period 1

The week’s ESSENTIAL QUESTION: Why Ethnic Studies?  What does it have to do with you? 

Tuesday: 1. Community Agreements 2. Google Classroom Set-Up 3.  Why Ethnic Studies Matters? By Ron Espiritu

Wednesday: 1.  Reflection: According to Ron Espiritu, why do Ethnic Studies Matter? 2.  Mexican American Literature K-W-L 3.  Introduction to Terms: Gallery Walk

Thursday:  1. Response to Why Ethnic Studies Matters? By Ron Espiritu 2. Why Not Ethnic Studies? 3. Mexican American Literature K-W-L

Friday: 1. Introduction to THEMES and ISSUES in ETHNIC STUDIES: Philosophical Chairs

AP Seminar: Period 2 & 3

The week’s ESSENTIAL QUESTION: Why the Q.U.E.S.T. for Beauty? 

Tuesday: 1.Reading: “Campaign for Real Beauty” Dove Quick Analysis 2. Q.U.E.S.T for Beauty Group Project: Directions Rubric

 

H.W. Read Q.U.E.S.T. for Beauty Articles

A. “Is Beauty in the eye of the Beholder or the Beholdee?” — Vivan Dillar

B. ” Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder” Yusra Shah

C. ” Beauty is objective and subjective” Razub Khan

D. “Beauty” from Nature by Ralph Waldo Emerson

E. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy Beauty– Crispin Sortwell

Wednesday: Group Work Day #1

Thursday: Group Work Day #2

Friday: Group Presentation

H.W. Post-Reading DUE MONDAYWhat is Beauty? Paragraph with Evidence (TIEAC w/ citation in quotes as support)

English 3P Honors: Period 5 & 6

This week’s ESSENTIAL QUESTION: What are our WRITING, READING & SPEAKING LEVEL SKILLS and GOALS? 

Tuesday: Diagnostic Assessment: Argumentative Single Point Rubric

Wednesday 1.) Socratic Seminar Reflection and Evaluation 2.) Discipline Visits

Thursday: 1.) Writing Rubric: Argumentative Anchor Calibrations

Friday: 1. Writing Self-Assessment & Goal Setting

 

Welcome to Ms. Alba’s Class: Week of 8.28-8.30

Period 1: AP Seminar

This week:  Who are we? Why are we here?  What will we learn? How will we learn it?  

Wednesday: 1.) Class Orientation & Tech Connect 2.) AP® Seminar Student Syllabus 3.) “Advice to Young Poets”  Quick Analysis

H.W. Get SYLLABUS SIGNED & TYPE Beauty Individual Argument: Due Tuesday, 9.4

Thursday: 1.) What is Beauty? : Reflection 2.) Q.U.E.S.T for Beauty Group Project: DirectionsRubric

FridayBeauty Presentations Preparation: Synthesize Ideas on with Team and Transform them into Multimedia Presentation.

English 3P Honors

This week:  Who are we? Why are we here?  What will we learn? How will we learn it?  

Wednesday: 1.) Class Orientation & Tech Connect  2.) ENGLISH 3P HONORS SYLLABUS Review 3.)“Advice to Young Poets”  Quick Analysis

H.W. Summer Reading Annotations for articles Due TOMORROW (Hard Copy):

“Letter from an American Farmer: Letter III: What is an American?” by Hector St. John De Crevecoer

American and Americans: Is the American Dream Even Real?” by John Steinbeck

“Let America be America Again” by Langston Hughes Let America Be America Again

Thursday: What is America?: Use Summer Reading Annotation to develop Questions for Socratic Seminar #1 and Socratic Seminar Evaluation Form.

Friday: Socratic Seminar #1 (Diagnostic Timed Write is Tuesday!)

Mexican American Literature

This week:  Who are we? Why are we here?  What will we learn? How will we learn it?  

Wednesday:1.) Class Orientation & Tech Connect  2.) Mexican American Literature Syllabus3.)“Advice to Young Poets”  Quick Analysis

Thursday: 1.) Notebook Setup & Interactive Notebook Rubric & Guidelines 2.) “Advice to Young Poets”  Quick Analysis

Friday: In Lak Kech: Community Agreements & Poem Analysis

2018-2019 School Year Finals Week: 6.10-6.15

AP Seminar: Period 1

This week AP Seminar students will reflect on their Q.U.E.S.T. and prepare for next year’s scholarly work by presenting Digital Portfolios showcasing their year’s work.

Monday: Finish Portfolios(Finals 0,2,4,6)

Tuesday: Senior Presentations(Senior Finals for 1,3,5)

Wednesday: Presentations Day 1

Thursday: Presentation Day 2

Friday: Year Reflection (Final

Mexican American Literature and Culture: Period 2, 6

This week Mexican American Literature will summarize the year’s learning by completing an ANALYSIS on Zoot Suit by Luis Valdez.

Monday: Finish Zoot Suit and Complete Summary

Tuesday: Zoot Suit Summary

Wednesday: Type Zoot Suit Analysis

Thursday: Turn in Final Portfolio & Ekphrastic Poem Reflection

Friday: Turn in Final Portfolio & Ekphrastic Poem Reflection

English 3P Honors: Period 3,4

This week, English 3P Honors Scholars will COMPARE & EVALUATE civil rights leaders’ perspectives of nonviolence and write RESPONSE POEMS AND COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS.

Monday: Write Found Poems using Cesar Chavez’s “Lessons of Dr. Martin Luther King” Or Ekphrastic Poems using Judy Baca’s World Wall.

TuesdayBlackOut Poems using Gloria Steinem’s “A Balance Between Nature” and Harvey Milk’s “Hope Speech.” 

Wednesday: Mentor Poems using “Masters of War” by Bob Dylan

Thursday: Final Symposium Period 4

Friday: Final Symposium Period 3

This week in Ms. Alba’s Class 6.3-6.7

AP Seminar: Period 1

This week AP Seminar Scholars will prepare an end of the year Digital Portfolio that reflects on their Q.U.E.S.T. process and prepares for their upcoming year.  

Monday: Q.U.E.S.T. Reflection Page

Tuesday: TMP and IRR Reflection Page

Wednesday: IWA and IMP Reflection Page

Thursday: Things that Matter

Friday: Design

English 3P Honors: Period 3,4

This week, By completing unit portfolio which includes a reflective essay, an analytical essay, an argumentative response, and/or poetry, a Works Cited English 3P Honors Scholars will provide evidence of standards mastery for Second Semester Standards.

Monday: Finish Fences and Draft Response Essay

Tuesday: Quarter 4 Benchmark

Wednesday: Fences by August Wilson Debrief Discussion

Thursday: Complete Fences Response Essay

H.W. Read & Write a Comparative Summary of  “Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech” by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and ” Advice to the Youth of Mississippi” by Malcolm X

Friday: The Future of Nonviolence Dialogue Poems