This week in Ms. Alba’s Class: 2/19-2/22

AP Seminar: Period 1

After completing ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHIES with 8-10 sources, AP Seminar Scholars will contextualize the problem and disciplinary lens in a clearly written INTRODUCTION.  

Tuesday: 1.) Annotated Bibliography DUE in Google Class by 7 p.m. 2.) Report Back Prep 3.) Publish Research Question

Wednesday: TIMED WRITE #1

Thursday: Timed Write Revision

H.W. USE PEER FEEDBACK TO REVISE your INTRODUCTION

Friday: a.) Research Question b.) Body Paragraph Prep: Integrating Multiple Perspectives

Mexican American Literature and Culture: Period 2, 6

This week, we will compare ASSIMILATION, ACCULTURATION, AND RESISTANCE as themes in Mexican American Literature and Culture by participating in Philosophical Chairs Activity and watching “Inocente.” 

Tuesday: 1. 3-2-1 Check In 2.) Philosophical Chairs Activity

Wednesday: Watch “Inocente” complete Cornell Notes

Thursday: Finish Philosophical Chairs Activity

Friday: 1.) Notebooks Self-Assesment 2.) What best represents your learning?

English 3P Honors: Period 3,4

This week we will talk back to CIVIL WAR ERA political thinkers by presenting a team speech and preparing for a poem recitation.  

Tuesday: Counseling Unit

Wednesday: Work on Team Presentation

Thursday: IAB Exam

Friday: Team Presentations

H.W. Prepare for Recitation on Monday (for full 5 students must present at OPEN MIC)

 

 

This week in Ms. Alba’s Class 2/12-2/15

AP Seminar: Period 1

This week, AP Seminar will use EBSCOHost Databases to UNDERSTAND and ANALYZE  INDIVIDUAL LENS and complete an ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY to prepare for TIMED WRITE of IRR INTRODUCTION on February 19th.  

Tuesday: 1.) News Article Quick Analysis 2.) EBSCOHost Search Refresher 3.) Find Academic Journals

H.W. Begin to Build Annotated Bibliography (SOAPS Guide) DUE Tuesday 5/19 with TIMED WRITE

Wednesday: Research, Annotated and Build Bibliography

Thursday: Research, Annotated and Build Bibliography

Friday: Team Meet Up and QUESTION the initial Research Purpose and QUESTion.

Mexican American Literature: Period 2, 6

This week, Mexican American Literature Scholars will define IDENTITY TERMS and apply these to philosophical chairs discussion and analysis of Al Madrigal’s “Half Like Me.” 

Tuesday: Guest Speaker, Ms. Karina Valdez “Why Ethnic Studies?”

Wednesday: Intro to Race, Ethnicity, Nationality: Gallery Walk

ThursdayIdentity Corners

Friday: “Half Like Me” by Al Madrigal

English 3P Honors: Period 3 & 4

This week, English 3P Honors will show understanding of Collection 4’s views by reciting Dialogue Poems, analyzing Robert Hayden’s “Runagate Runagate,” and writing Ekphrastic Poems using Civil War Photography.  

Tuesday: Write and Recite Dialogue Poems

H.W. Read and write Summary of “Runagate, Runagate” by Robert Hayden. Marcus Omari Workshop

Wednesday: “Runagate, Runagate” Coffeehouse Discussion

Thursday: Ekphrastic Poems

Friday: Freedom Photo Essay : Views of Freedom Photo Essay Template

This week in Ms. Alba’s Class 2.4-2.8

AP Seminar: Period 1

This week we will QUESTION and EXPLORE previous learning about effective teams and UNDERSTAND and ANALYZE interests to identify a TOPIC for performance task 1 Team Multimedia Presentation. 

Monday: 1. Notebook Reflection on Project Expectations: a. What will be your GOALS for the TMP? b. What was the INDIVIDUAL learning you picked up from the last project? What are your personal struggles? What are your personal strengths? What changes will you make based on your learning? 2. Watch TED Talk titled “Teamwork Reimagined” delivered by Kevin Cahill to identify what makes effective teams?

Tuesday:  1.  Team Assignments 2. Project Charter 3. Identify the TMP TOPIC

Wednesday: 1. TOP CHEF Presentation: TOPIC, PURPOSE, and REASONS it is important.

Thursday: Identify Team’s Disciplinary Lenses

Friday: Research Day 1 @ Library

Mexican American Literature & Culture:

This week we will discuss the role of stories to our sense of identity and its impact to our sense of belonging. 

Monday: 1.) What’s in a name REFLECTION: Notebook Entry 2.4 2. “The Dangers of a Single Story” Chimanda Adichie: Cornell Notes

Tuesday: 1. Family Search 2.) Finish “The Dangers of a Single Story” 2. Write a Collaborative Analytical Summary that identifies the argument presented by Chimamanda Adichie.

Wednesday: 1. “In’ Lakech” by Luis Valdez  2. What makes you feel like you belong? (Poll Everywhere) 2. The Value of Ethnic Studies 

Thursday: Introduction to Identity: a. What’s the difference between Race, Ethnicity and Nationality? b. Identity Term Gallery Walk

Friday: 1. Half Like Me: Part I.  2. Where does your story begin?

English 3P Honors:

This week we will compare views of FREEDOM communicated by speeches by Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass by writing comparative summaries, writing dialogue poems, and discussing the relevance of their ideas to contemporary American culture and society.  

Monday: 1.  The New Birth of Freedom: Notes 2.) Close Read “Second Inaugural Address” by Abraham Lincoln and complete TPCCC Analysis that also evaluates the use of RHETORICAL TRIANGLE.

Tuesday: 1.  Complete TPCCC Analysis 2.  Frederick Douglass Background 3. Read What to the Slave is the Fourth of July by Frederick Douglass: complete TPCCC Analysis that also evaluates the use of RHETORICAL TRIANGLE.

Wednesday: Write a Compare and Contrast Summary of Lincoln and Douglass

Thursday:  Write a Dialogue Poems using Lincoln & Douglass Speeches.

Friday: Progress Check: Socratic Seminar #1

First week of Second Semester: 1/2 way through :) 1.29-2.1

AP Seminar: Period 1

Tuesday: 1.) Turn in IRRs 2.) Last Presentations 3.) Presentation Debrief H.W. Mock IRR Performance Reflection

Wednesday: TMP Reflection H.W. TIPP3C for Performance Task 1

Thursday: IRR Rubric Reflection  H.W. DUE FRIDAY FlipGrid Interviews & Team Request: What did you learn about being successful in a team by participating in the MOCK TMP?  How will you apply this learning to the first AP Seminar Performance Task that includes an IRR and TMP?

Friday: Topic Selection & Research Proposal Guide

Mexican American Literature: Period 2 & 6

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

Wednesday: 1.) Notebook Setup & Interactive Notebook Rubric & Guidelines 2.)  What’s in a Name?(w/ pods)

Thursday: 1.)What’s in a Name? (LINES OF COMMUNICATION)

Friday: “Judge a book” by the Cover set up class Portfolio

English 3P Honors: Period 3 & 4

Tuesday:  Unit Introduction: Robeson Collection Quote Analysis

Wednesday: 1. Freedom Collective Poems Revision 2. Read “Civil War and Reconstruction” p. 277  b.  Gallery Walk: Views of Freedom: FREEDOM Gallery Walk

Thursday:Read “Civil War and Reconstruction” p. 277  b.  Gallery Walk: Views of Freedom: FREEDOM Gallery Walk

Friday: 1.) “Runagate Runagate  by Robert Hayden 2.) Found poem Workshop

First Semester Finals Week: 1.22-1.25

AP Seminar: Period 1

Tuesday:  TMP Prep Work with Teams: TMP Outine & TMP Rubric H.W. IRR Revision: Check your works cited and your in text citations.

Wednesday* (LATE START): TMP Prep Work with Teams

Thursday: 1, 3, 5 Final Presentations

Friday: 6,4, 2 Schedule

Mexican American Literature: Period 2, 6

Tuesday: 1. Who is a Chicano? What does a Chicano Want?  2.  Found Poems

Wednesday:“La Conciencia de la Mesitiza Towards a New Consciousness”by Gloria Anzaldua Magnetic Poems

Thursday: Write Class Reflection

Friday: Finals

English 3P Honors:

Tuesday: 1.) Final Writing Guidelines: Must be TYPED and include a WORKS CITED. 2.) Transcendentalist V. Dark Romantics Review 3.  Expert Groups and Literary Circles

Wednesday * (LATE START): Read “Against Nature”  Prepare for last Socratic Seminar of the Semester

Thursday: (1, 3, 5 Finals) Socratic Chairs a.) Are you a Transcendentalist or  Dark Romantic?  b.) Do you Agree or Disagree with Joyce Carol Oates’ stance in her essay “Against Nature”

Friday: 6,4, 2 Finals

This week in Ms. Alba’s Class 1.14-1.18

AP Seminar:

Monday: 1.) IRR Draft Revision #1: ESSAY FINAL DRAFT CHECKLIST Apply Conventions TMP Rubric

Tuesday: 1. Rubric w/ Notes 2.) TMP Student Sample #1 3.) Prep PT1 TMP Presentation Outline 1

Wednesday: 1.) Presentation Warm Up ( 2.) TMP Student Sample #2  3.) Prep TMP

Thursday: 2.) Presentation Warm Ups 2.) TMP Student Sample #3 4.) Prep TMP

Friday: 1.) IRR Final Draft Revision

Mexican American Literature

Monday: 1.) Pre-reading: “Zoot Suit” Notes, Teatro Campesino and Luis Valdez 2.)  Reading: Play and Analysis Map

Tuesday:  Reading: Play and Analysis Map

Wednesday: Zoot  Suit Analysis

Thursday:  Reading: “Who is the Chicano?” by Ruben Salazar

Friday: “Who is a Chicano” Magnetic Poems

English 3P Honors

Monday: Ch. 17-24 Literary Circles

Tuesday: The Scarlet Letter Socratic Seminar

Wednesday: Progress Check

Thursday: Quarter 2 Benchmark

Friday: Progress Check Revisions

Happy New Year!: This week in Ms. Alba’s Class 1.7-1.11

AP Seminar: Period 1

Monday: 1.) Death by Powerpoint 2.) Group Check In: Where are you at? Where do you want to be by Friday? 3.) H.W. Prepare for TIMED WRITE by Finishing Body Paragraph Outline Checklist

Tuesday: Timed Write

Wednesday: Peer Revision

Thursday: Type New Draft of IRR Body Paragraphs

Friday: 1.) Revise Final Draft 2.) H.W. Conclusion and Call to Action

Mexican American Literature: Period 2, 6

Monday: Zoot Suit by Luis Valdez Pre-Preading: Research Teams on Luis  Valdez, Teatro Campesino, and Zoot Suit Riots.

Tuesday: II. Reading: Complete Cornell Notes as you watch Zoot Suit Riots a documentary from PBS Series American Experience.

WednesdayPost Reading: Students will write a paragraph that describes the historical context of Luis Valdez’s play, Zoot Suit. 

Thursday: 1.) Pre-reading: “Zoot Suit” Notes, Teatro Campesino and Luis Valdez 2.)  Reading: Play and Analysis Map

Friday: Zoot Suit Post-Reading: Students will write an essay which summarizes the play and analyzes the symbolic value of the play’s protagonist.

English 3P Honors: Period 3 & 4

Monday: 1.) Progress Check 3.1 Peer Revision 2.) H.W. Read Ch. 17-21 by Friday 1.11!

Tuesday: 1.) The Scarlet Letter Chapter Summaries Check In 2.) Scarlet Letter Literature Circles 3.) H.W. Complete Emerson Philosophical Chairs

Wednesday: Ralph Waldo Emerson Philosophical Chairs

Thursday: Introduction to Henry David Thoreau 2.) Read from “Walden” pp. 207-216

Friday: The Scarlet Letter Literature Circles Ch. 17-21

This week in Ms. Alba’s Class 12.17-12.21

AP Seminar: This week we will write our first IRR.

Monday: Part I: Introduction TIMED WRITE, Academic Conversation Templates

Tuesday: IRR Student Samples and Peer Evaluation

Wednesday: Type Part I & Outline Part II and Conclusion

Thursday: Complete Body Paragraphs and Conclusion

Friday: 1. Revise Body Paragraphs and Conclusion 2. Revise Body Paragraphs and Conclusion

Mexican American Literature and Culture (Period 2, 6)

This week’s essential question: How do Mexican American artists/ authors use folk traditions to subvert GENDER and cultural expectations? 

Monday“Woman Hollering Creek” by Sandra Cisneros

Tuesday:  Analytical SummarySOAPS Analysis

Wednesday: The Wisdom of Our Elders by Juana Alicia

Thursday: Create your Own Cuento or The Wisdom of Our Elders Ekphrastic Poem

Friday: Complete 1. Summary 2.) Cuento 3.) Ekphrastic Poem

English 3P Honors (Period 3, 4)

Monday: 1. Features of Romanticism 2.) Can you Define American Romanticism? 3.) Introduction to The Scarlet Letter

H.W. Read Ch. 1-5 of The Scarlet Letter by Friday and Complete Ch.1-5  Summary

Tuesday: 1.  The Scarlet Letter Set up 2. Identify Romantic features in “Thanatopsis” by Willaim Cullen Bryant.

Wednesday: Lines of Communication “Thanatopsis” by William Cullen Bryant

Thursday: Transcendentalism Gallery Walk

Friday: Progress Check 3.1 1. Can you define Romanticism II. Can you identify its features in a text? III.  Can you evaluate the qualities that make Hester Prynne an Archetypal Romantic Hero?

This week in Ms. Alba’s Class 12.11-12.14

AP Seminar: Period 1

This week, we will begin focusing research based on TOPICS of interest and discipline lens.  

Monday: Build the context: Your TOPIC in the NEWS.  Find three NEWS ARTICLES from CREDIBLE SOURCES not EDITORIALS or OPINIONS on your TOPIC.

TuesdayI.  ReadingEvaluating Credible Sources Stanford Research 2.) Updated PAT I Question Development Activity

H.W. Build ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY FOR FIRST TIMED WRITE: Include 3 NEWS SOURCES & 2 Academic Journals 1  Essay from Reading The World

Wednesday:  1.) Formulating Research Questions 2.) Build an Annotated Bibliography (SOAPS)

Thursday:1.) Revising Research Questions Build Annotated Bibliography 2.) Part I Outline

Friday: Part I: TIMED WRITE

Mexican American Literature: Period 2, 6

Monday: 1.) Bless Me Ultima: Part I

Tuesday: 1.) Bless Me Ultima: Part II

Wednesday: I.  Bless Me Ultima: Part III: Analytical Summary

Thursday: I.  Reading: What is a cuento or a folk taleWhat is its function? Who is LA LLORONA? III.“Woman Hollering Creek” by Sandra Cisneros,

Friday: I.  Post Reading: Analytical SummarySOAPS Analysis, Write your Own Cuento starring La Llorona

English 3P Honors: Period 3 & 4

This week, we will reflect on our learning through Building a Democracy Debate and build our understanding of American Romanticism.  

Monday: District Writing Assesment

Tuesday: Healthy Kids Survey

Wednesday: 1.) Pick up The Scarlet Letter 2. Debate Reflection

Thursday: 1. Watch Nathaniel Hawthorne and The Scarlet Letter background videos and write Background Paragraph 2. Read and Ch. 1-5 of The Scarlet Letter by MONDAY 12. 11 and complete Chapter Summary that answers focus question: Who is Hester Prynne? What are her character traits?  How do these chapters reveal the qualities of the ROMANTIC HERO?

Friday: American Romanticism Intro

 

This week in Ms. Alba’s Class 12.3-12.7

AP Seminar: Period 1

This week, we will form teams and build RESEARCH QUESTIONS on TOPICS of interest.  

Monday: 1.) Collect Revisions (revision reflection) 2.) Create E-Link using SUMMARIZING STATEMENT for Three JOURNALISTIC SOURCES about STUFF that matters to you Themes and Perspectives.

Tuesday: 1.) Introduction to SCOUT mentality and research: Why you think you’re right even when you’re wrong by Julia Galef 2.) Team Set Up and Charter

H.W. Research Proposal: How to Write Research Proposal Guide 

Wednesday:  1.) Choose TOPIC after hearing team maters Research Proposal Elevator Pitch. 2.)  Question Development Activity (Handout)

Thursday: Finalize Research Question and Decide on Lenses

FridayI.  ReadingEvaluating Credible Sources Stanford Research

Mexican American Literature: Period 2, 6

Monday: 1.) Corridos as Counternarratives Unit Debrief Poems

Tuesday: 1.) Dialogue Poems Reading 2.) La Llorona Cuento Share0ut

Wednesday: I.  Pre-reading: What is a cuento or a folk taleWhat is its function? Who is LA LLORONA?

Thursday: I.  Reading: “La Llorona“, Spiritual Cleansing: A Mexican Ghost Story“Woman Hollering Creek” by Sandra Cisneros,

Friday: I.  Post Reading: Analytical SummarySOAPS Analysis, Write your Own Cuento starring La Llorona

English 3P Honors: Period 3, 4

Monday: 1.) Introduction to SCOUT mentality and research: Why you think you’re right even when you’re wrong by Julia Galef 2.) Argument Outline Template your Argument and use A List of Rhetorical Devices to strategize your approach. 3.) Build your Annotated Bibliography

Tuesday: Debate Prep: What Rhetorical Devices will you use?

WednesdayDebate Prep: How to Argue and a list of Logical Fallacies 

Thursday:Debate Prep: Rubric & Reflection

Friday:Debate Prep: Rubric & Reflection TURN IN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY