Weekly Updates: 10.16-10.20

Period 1: AP Seminar: Contextualizing Bias and Analyzing Multiple perspectives on Educational Inequality

Monday: 1.) Notebook Set-UP 2). RSVP to Gem of The Ocean by August Wilson @ South Coast Repertory October 28 3.) “Read Between the Lines” Mural by David Botello: Thesis Analysis (What does the artist want? Why does he want it?

Tuesday:  1.) Watch Biography Video and Read “Theme for English B” by Langston Hughes(SOAPS)

H.W. Virginia Woolf Biography 2.) Read “Shakespeare’s Sister” in Reading the World pp. 46-51  E.Q.  What ideas does Woolf convey about educational inequalities by imagining Shakespeare’s equally talented sister? 

Wednesday: 1.) Virginia Woolf Biography 2.) SummarizeShakespeare’s Sister” by Virginia Woolf (SOAPS)

Thursday: 1.)Virginia Woolf (SOAPS) 2.) Virginia Woolf Quaker Read 3.)Shakespeare’s SisterSays Does Because

Paulo Friere Background 2.) Read Excerpt “Pedagogy of the Oppressed”

Friday: Mendez v. Westminster Historical Background

English 3P Honors Period 2, 5, 6: Analyzing how authors use characters communicate THEME.  

Monday: 1.) 1.) Notebook Set-UP 2). RSVP to Gem of The Ocean by August Wilson @ South Coast Repertory October 28 2). The Namesake Literary CIrcles Jhumpa Lahiri

Tuesday: 1.) Interview with Jhumpa Lahiri : Prepare questions for the author

H.W.) Socratic Seminar Prep: Write Questions along with page references and answers in your notebook

Wednesday: Socratic Seminar #3: Assimilation in The Namesake

Thursday: 1.) Socratic Seminar Reflection 2.) Timed Write Essay Outline (Essay Presentation) Writing Focus Thesis Statement (Sample Literary Analysis THESIS)

Friday: The Namesake Unit Final focus on how plot, characters and conflict reveal THEME.

Mexican American Literature and Culture Period 3: Analyzing how Mexican American literature and art depicts the relationship between identity and indigenous ancestry.

Monday: 1.) David Botello Background 2.) Analyze David Botello Murals: “Read Between the Lines” & “Dream of Flight”

Tuesday: 2.) Dream of Flight Analysis

Wednesday: 1.) Use Botello Murals to write Found Image Poems.

Thursday: Guest Speaker: Dr. Paul Apodaca

Friday: Sustained Reading “Into the Beautiful North” by Luis Alberto Urrea

 

10.9-10.13

AP Seminar: Period 1

Monday: 1.) Analyze student anchor and make appointments for writing conference 2). RSVP to Gem of The Ocean by August Wilson @ South Coast Repertory

HW.) Canva Project: The Purpose of Education: SELECT YOUR FAVORITE QUOTE FROM THE SELECTIONS WE HAVE READ.  Then, visit www.canva.com and create an Instagram Post with the quote, corresponding question and a caption that explains the quote’s importance.  DUE on GOOGLE CLASSROOM by next Monday 10/9.

Tuesday:1.) Socratic Seminar Reflection 2.) Turn in Canva Project 3.) Poll Everywhere: Perspectives on Educational Inequality.) “Read Between the Lines” Mural by David Botello

H.W. Sign up for Writing Conference: appointments , 2). RSVP to Gem of The Ocean by August Wilson @ South Coast Repertory 3.) Notebooks DUE FRIDAY

FOR TOMORROW’s PSAT: GO TO THE NORTH GYM if you will not be taking the PSAT

Wednesday: PSAT: GO TO THE NORTH GYM, if you will not be taking the PSAT

Thursday: 1.) Bias and Credibility: What is it? What is the relationship between these terms?  Does an authors’ bias automatically discredit their argument?  2.) Background is Bias: “Read Between the Lines” Mural by David Botello

Friday: 1.) Notebook Self-Assessment 2.) “Read Between the Lines” Mural by David Botello

H.W. Watch Biography Video and ReadTheme for English B” by Langston Hughes

English 3P Honors: Period 2,5, 6

Monday: 1.) Progress Check 1.3 Evaluation

H.W. Summarize Chapters 8-10 of The Namesake

Tuesday: 1.) Reading Check Summarize Chapters 8-10  2.) The Namesake Literary Circles

Wednesday: PSAT

Thursday: 1. Read Ch. 11-12

Friday: 1.) Ch. 11-12 Summary Check 2.) Literary Circles

Mexican American Literature: Period 3

Monday: 1.) Into the Beautiful North by Luis Alberto Urrea Silent Reading. Rosario Castellanos “Silence Concerning an Ancient”

Tuesday 1.)  Rosario Castellano

Wednesday: “Senior Picture Day” by Michele Serros Roundtable Discussion 2. Obituary

Thursday: 1.) Sustained Reading Into the Beautiful North 2. “Silence Concerning an Ancient Stone” by Rosario Castellanos

Friday: 1.) Sustained Reading Into the Beautiful North

Weekly Updates 10.2-10.6

AP Seminar: Period 1

Monday: 1.) Evaluate Nussbaum’s argument in “Education for Profit, Education for Democracy” 2.) Read Eduardo Porter’s “Dropping Out of College and Paying the Price”

H.W. Read Chapter 2 of “They Say I, I Say.” Use what you learn through your reading about “The Art of Summarizing” to write a summary about ANY essay in Chapter 16 (p. 205) of the same book. DUE Friday, October 6th.  

Tuesday: 1.) Read Eduardo Porter’s “Dropping Out of College and Paying the Price” 2.) Revisit Francisco Goya’s “The Sleep of Reason” Produces Monsters 3.) Canva Project: The Purpose of Education: SELECT YOUR FAVORITE QUOTE FROM THE SELECTIONS WE HAVE READ.  Then, visit www.canva.com and create an Instagram Post with the quote, corresponding question and a caption that explains the quote’s importance.  DUE on GOOGLE CLASSROOM by next Monday 10/9.

Wednesday: 1.) Socratic Seminar Prep: GENERATE Socratic Seminar Questions ABOUT TOPIC USING TEXTS OF STUDY & ACADEMIC TERMS.

Thursday: Socratic Seminar #1

Friday: Progress Check: Practice Exam Section 1 A & B

English 3P Honors: Period 2,5, 6

Monday: 1.) Progress Check 1.2 Evaluation

H.W. Summarize Chapters 3-5 of The Namesake

Tuesday: 1.) “The Immigrant’s Fate is Everyone’s” by Viet Thanh Nguyen

H.W. Summarize Chapters 6-8 of The Namesake by FRIDAY 10. 6

Wednesday: Collection 1 Socratic Seminar Preparation (INSTRUCTIONS)

Thursday: Coming to America Socratic Seminar

Friday: Progress Check 1.3

Mexican American Literature: Period 3

Monday: 1. Complete Author Background Circle Map and Paragraph Frame as you watch Video #1 What is Luis Alberto Urrea’s background? How did it influence his writing?  Video #2 Interview with Maria Hinojosa 2. Read Into the Beautiful North by Luis Alberto Urrea Chapter 1-3: What is the setting of Into the Beautiful North?  Name and describe the characters that are introduced in Chapters 1-3.

Tuesday 1.)  Ch. 1 of Into the Beautiful North by Luis Alberto Urrea E.Q. What is the setting of Into the Beautiful North?  Name and describe the characters that are introduced in Chapters 1-3. 3.) Introduction to Michelle Serros E.Q.  What does the short story “Senior Picture Day” reveal about the narrator’s identity and her relationship to an “Indian” heritage? 

Wednesday: “Senior Picture Day” by Michele Serros Roundtable Discussion 2. Obituary

Thursday: 1.) Sustained Reading Into the Beautiful North 2. “Silence Concerning an Ancient Stone” by Rosario Castellanos

Friday: 1.) Sustained Reading Into the Beautiful North

Weekly Updates: 9.25-9.30

AP Seminar: Period 1

Monday: 1. “Encouraging Learning” by Hsun Tzu in Reading the World: Ideas that Matter, pp. 5-12

Tuesday: Guest Speaker: Mr. Steve Osborne, Principal of Garden Grove High School

Wednesday: 1. Discuss Hsun Tzu’s “Encouraging Leanring” and 2.) begin Martha Nussbaum “Education for Profit, Education for Democracy” p. 61-69.

H.W. Read Chapter 2 of “They Say I, I Say.” Use what you learn through your reading about “The Art of Summarizing” to write a summary about ANY essay in Chapter 16 (p. 205-205) of the same book. DUE Friday, October 6th.  

Thursday: “Education for Profit, Education for Democracy” by Martha Nussbaum, in Reading the World: Ideas that Matter pp. 61-69

Friday“Dropping Out of College and Paying the Price” by Eduardo Porter

English 3P Honors: Period 2,5, 6

Monday: “Mother Tongue” by Amy Tan: Compare Rodriguez and Tan’s use of ANECDOTE & IRONY to convey views of ASSIMILATION.

Tuesday: Pick up The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri and Discuss novel’s background

Wednesday: Pick Up Portfolios: Literature Circle Prep

Thursday: Literature Circles: Compare Rodriguez, Tan and the Ganguli’s views on identity.

H.W. Summarize Chapters 1 & 2 of The Namesake

Friday: Progress Check 1.2 Compare Rodriguez and Tan’s use of ANECDOTE & IRONY to convey views of ASSIMILATION.

 

Mexican American Literature and Culture: Period 3

Monday: “Exploring the Borderlands”

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

Wednesday: Discuss “How I Became a Mexican” by Frank Mundo

Thursday: Guest Speaker, Bao Nguyen

Friday: “How I Became” Poems

English 3P Honors: Friday in Class!

Task Description: A reader’s response is your chance to communicate in writing your personal viewpoint and personal learning as they relate specifically to the book, essay, paper, article, etc. in question and the ideas and values contained therein. A good response paper will artfully make a connection between the subject at hand and your own experience.

 

Instructions: Write a formal response essay (TIEAC) that answers ALL of the following questions:

 

Paragraph l. What beliefs, values, ideals and/ or ideas is the author trying to promote in this work?

Paragraph 2. What is your personal position relative to the author’s? Do you agree/disagree? Explain yourself and provide specific examples.

Paragraph 3. What have you learned about American Identity and values through the conflicts presented in this book? How does this reflect contemporary experiences and social conflicts.

 

DUE DATE: _________________________________________________________________________

Weekly Updates 9.18-9.22

AP Seminar: Period 1

Monday:

1.) Beauty Presentation Reflection & Discussion

Tuesday: 

1.) Poll Everywhere: What do you think is the purpose of Education  2.) MLK Jr. on the purpose of Education: Quote Analysis 3.)  Education Peer-Interviews: Share Analysis of MLK Jr.’s Views of education.  What do you believe is the purpose of education? Why?  Where do your beliefs about the purpose of education come from? (Lines of Communication)

Reading“The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters” by Goya Argument Analysis 2.)  Post-Reading ProductAnalytical Summary

Wednesday: 

1.Reading“The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters” by Goya Argument Analysis 2.)  Post-Reading ProductAnalytical Summary  3.) “Allegory of the Cave” by Plato (Philosophy)

Thursday: 

1. Gallery Walk“How classrooms look around the world” by Valerie Strauss (Photo Essay)

“Dropping out of College” by Rainford Stauffer (newspaper editorial)

Friday:

  1. “Encouraging Learning” by Hsun Tzu (Philosophy) in Reading the World pp. 5-10

H.W. Read Chapter 2 of “They Say I, I Say.” Use what you learn through your reading about “The Art of Summarizing” to write a summary about any essay in Chapter 16 (p. 205-205) of the same book. Your Analytical Summary will be turned in on MONDAY!

English 3P Honors: Period 2, 5, 6

Monday: Progress Check on “Of Plymouth Plantation” by William Bradford

Tuesday: Progress Check Revision

Wednesday: Reading “Indian Boy Love Song #2” (PresentationAlexie Analysis) by Sherman Alexie.  2.) With PODS: Write an Analytical Summary.

Thursday: Close Read: “Blaxicans and Other Reinvented Americans” by Richard Rodriguez,

H.W. READ and SUMMARIZE “Blaxicans and Other Reinvented Americans” (Analytical Summary)

Friday: The Crucible Response Essay and Questions

Mexican American Literature and Culture

Monday: Why Ethnic Studies? b) . Why ethnic studies programs are good for California, and America – LA Times

Tuesday:

  1. ) Why Ethnic Studies Matter by Ron Espiritu

Wednesday:a.) Outlawed in Arizona b. Rift in Arizona as Latino Class Is Found Illegal  & Socratic Seminar Preparation: Questions Stems

1.) Socratic Seminar Preparation 2) Socratic Seminar #1 Why Ethnic Studies (Observation Sheet)

Friday:

  1. Identity Terms Review & Introduction to Mexican American LiteratureII.  Reading: “Exploring the Borderlands”.III. Discussion QuestionsAnalytical Summary

 

Weekly Updates 9.11-9.15

AP Seminar: Period 1

Monday: 1.) Beauty Reflection Share Out 2.)  The QUEST to Define Beauty Team Assignment: Min Research Project Rubric

H.W. Prepare Beauty Presentation: Conduct additional research as a means to gather additional evidence to support and defend your claim. Presentations Due on Wednesday.

Tuesday: 1.) The Art of Explanation: Lee LeFever: Cornell Notes  2. The QUEST to Define Beauty Team Assignment 3.) Mini Research Project Rubric

H.W. Plan and create your presentation. Your presentation must be approximately 2-3 minutes, include some multimedia component, and be more than just your group reading your written argument. Presentations Due on Wednesday.

Wednesday: 1.) The QUEST to Define Beauty Team Assignment Presentations Mini Research Project Rubric 2.) QUEST for Beauty Reflection

Thursday: Practice Exam II: Section II Rubric

Friday: Presentation and Revision Presentation1 Debriefs & 3.6 Beauty Reflection.

English 3P Honors: Period 2,5,6

Monday: 1.) Socratic Seminar Debrief & Reflection 2.) Family Search and Research

H.W. N/A

Tuesday: 1.) Pick up Textbooks 2.) Sign up for online textbooks (https://my.hrw.com) & Google Classroom (Class Code: jihiOf) 3.) Exploration and Settlement p. 3: 3-2-1 Check In

H.W. N/A

Wednesday:  Close Read “Of Plymouth Plantation” by William Bradford p. 5

ThursdayClose Read “Of Plymouth Plantation” by William Bradford p. 5

Friday: 1.) Bradford CoffeeHouse Discussion “Of Plymouth Plantation”

H.W. Prep for Progress Check #1 on Monday. Summarize (Summary Template) “Of Plymouth Plantation”

Mexican American Literature & Culture

Monday: 1.) Intro to terms: Identity Corners & Philsophical Chairs (Handout)

Tuesday: Philosophical Chairs Prep: Philsophical Chairs (Handout)

Wednesday: Philosophical Chairs Prep: Philsophical Chairs (Handout)

Thursday: Finish “Half Like Me” by Al Madrigal

Friday: Why Ethnic Studies? a.) Outlawed in Arizona b) . Why ethnic studies programs are good for California, and America – LA Times

c. Rift in Arizona as Latino Class Is Found Illegal &  “Why Long Beach Needs Ethnic Studies

Friday:

  1. Comparative Summary: Compare the arguments for and against Ethnic Studies 2.) Socratic Seminar #1

 

 

Weekly Updates: 9.5-9.8

Period 1: AP Seminar

Tuesday: 1.) Notebook Setup: Interactive Notebook Rubric & Guidelines 2.) Rubric Review & Anchor Analysis  3.) Self-Assessment and Reflection: AP Seminar Central Resource

H.W. None

Wednesday: 1.) Self-Assessment and Reflection: AP Seminar Central Resource

H.W. Instagram Tag @AlbasClassGGHS: Photo Answer to “What is Beauty?” Video Interview (Keep it Academic!) by Friday 

Thursday: 1.)  Introduction to Q.U.E.S.T. Framework: Video & Handout 2.) Introduction to Beauty: Give One Get One 

Friday: 1.) Campaign for Real Beauty VideoQuick Analysis 2.) Define Beauty Reflection (TIEAC Practice) 3.) Take a Stand on Beauty 4.) The QUEST to Define Beauty Team Assignment

H.W. Read and annotate beauty articles

Period 2, 5, 6: English 3P Honors

Tuesday: 1.) Notebook Setup: Interactive Notebook Rubric & Guidelines 2.) Rubric Review & Anchor Analysis Debrief 3.) Self-Assessment and Reflection

Wednesday: 1.) Rodriguez Quick Analysis 2.) Introduction to American Themes 3.) Q. Focus for The Crucible and Question Development 3.) Select Research Focus and Questions

Thursday: 1.) Q. Focus for The Crucible and Question Development 2.) Select Research Focus and Questions for Socratic Seminar #1 on Arthur Miller’s The Crucible.

H.W. Answer selected questions and bring annotations prepared for Socratic Seminar #1!!!!!

Friday: Socratic Seminar #1Socratic Seminar Evaluation Form

Period 3: Mexican American Literature

Tuesday: 1.) Classroom Agreements (Discussion Debrief ) 2.) What’s in a Name? (w/ pods) 3.) Family Search (Lines of Communication)

Wednesday: 1.) What are the ” The Dangers of the Single Story”  according to Chimamanda Adichie Ngozi 2.) Summary and Discussion

Thursday:

1.) ” The Dangers of the Single Story”  by Chimamanda Adichie Ngozi Summary and Discussion 2.) Introduction to Identity

Friday: 1.) Family Search and Research Free Write 2.)  Identity Corners

Welcome to Ms. Alba’s Class 2017-2018

Period 1: AP Seminar

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

H.W. Signed Syllabus & AP SEMINAR 2017 SUMMER ASSIGNMENT Annotations & Task 2: Due TOMORROW (Hard Copy)

Thursday: 1.)  Symbolic Introduction 2.)AP SEMINAR 2017 SUMMER ASSIGNMENT Reading Annotations (Lines of Communication) 2. Task 2 Response Paragraph Share (Roundtable Discussion w/ Whip Around)

H.W. Google Classroom Task 3: Write two questions you have about the readings. Answer TWO questions (Google Classroom).  

Friday: Summer Reading Timed Write: Diagnostic Assessment (Bring your annotated articles and Response Paragraph you wrote for Task 2)

H.W. Task 1 Bio Due Monday 🙂

Period 2, 5, 6: English 3P Honors

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: Summer Reading Timed Write: Diagnostic Assessment

Friday: Anchor Essay Anchor Essay Calibrations & Rubric Orientation

Period 3: Mexican American Literature

Wednesday:1.) Class Orientation & Tech Connect  2.) Mexican American Literature Syllabus 3.)“Advice to Young Poets”  Quick Analysis

Thursday: 1.) Notebook Setup & Interactive Notebook Rubric & Guidelines 2.) Symbolic Introduction  3.) Classroom Agreements (Class Discussion) 4.) What’s in a Name? (w/ pods)

Friday: 1.) Classroom Agreements (Class Discussion) 2.) What’s in a Name? (w/ pods) 3.) Family Search (Lines of Communication)

#msalbasclass scheduled to see #AugustWilson play “Gem of the Ocean” @ SCR 10.28 RSVP ASAP!

Gem of the Ocean by August Wilson

1904. Many former slaves and descendants venturing north find themselves at Aunt Ester’s door in Pittsburgh’s Hill District. A renowned cleanser of souls claiming to be 285 years old, Ester provides solace, advice and healing. Citizen Barlow, racked with guilt over letting another man take the rap for of his crimes, desperately wants to be pure again. And Aunt Ester may be his only hope. From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Fences, comes a mystical story of freedom, justice and redemption.

 

August Wilson (April 27, 1947–October 2, 2005) authored Gem of the Ocean, Joe Turner’s Come and Gone, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, The Piano Lesson, Seven Guitars, Fences, Two Trains Running, Jitney, King Hedley II and Radio Golf. These works explore the heritage and experience of African Americans, decade by decade, over the course of the 20th century. His plays have been produced at regional theatres across the country, including on Broadway, and all over the world. In 2003, Wilson made his professional stage debut in his one-man show, How I Learned What I Learned. His work garnered many awards including Pulitzer Prizes for Fences (1987) and The Piano Lesson (1990); a Tony Award for Fences; Great Britain’s Olivier Award for Jitney; and eight New York Drama Critics Circle awards for Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Fences, Joe Turner’s Come and Gone, The Piano Lesson, Two Trains Running, Seven Guitars, Jitneyand Radio Golf. Additionally, the cast recording of Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom received a 1985 Grammy Award and Wilson received a 1995 Emmy Award nomination for his screenplay adaptation of The Piano Lesson. Wilson’s early works include the one-act plays The Janitor, Recycle, The Coldest Day of the Year, Malcolm X, The Homecomingand the musical satire, Black Bart and the Sacred Hills. Wilson received many fellowships and awards including Rockefeller and Guggenheim fellowships in playwriting, the Whiting Writers Award and the 2003 Heinz Award. He was awarded a 1999 National Humanities Medal and received numerous honorary degrees from colleges and universities, as well as the only high school diploma ever issued by the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. He was an alumnus of New Dramatists, a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a 1995 inductee into the American Academy of Arts and Letters and, in 2005, Broadway renamed the theatre located at 245 West 52nd Street as The August Wilson Theatre. He was posthumously inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame in 2007. Wilson was born and raised in the Hill District of Pittsburgh, Penn., and lived in Seattle, Wash., at the time of his death. He and his wife, costume designer Constanza Romero, had two daughters, Sakina Ansari and Azula Carmen.