Final Essay Support

Purpose: YOUR Literary ANALYSIS FINAL Essay will be evidence of your ability to use FEEDBACK to revise and refine your writing.  Use the resources below to revise your original timed write and show growth. Your essay MUST BE 800-1000 words TYPED in MLA FORMAT.  Use all previous work and the following resources as support.  

  1. ESSAY Single Point Rubric for TIMED WRITE
  2. ESSAY FINAL DRAFT CHECKLIST
  3. Sample Literary Analysis Essay synthesis
  4. How to format essay in MLA Format on Google Docs
  5. Literary Analysis Thesis Guide: Video
  6. Powerful Verbs for Essays
  7. The Ten Commandments of Literary Quotation
  8. Sentence Variety
  9. How to submit using TURN IT IN: Video
  10. Works Cited & MLA Style Resources

Finals Week in Ms. Alba’s Class: 1.21-1.24

Mexican American Literature: Period 1

This week in Mexican American Literature and Culture, scholars will compare archetypes in Rudolfo Anaya’s novel Bless Me Ultima and Luis Valdez’s Zoot Suit.  

Tuesday: “Zoot Suit” Notes

Wednesday: Finish “Zoot Suit” Notes

Thursday: FINALS Compare archetypes in Zoot Suit and Bless Me Ultima

 

AP Seminar: Period 2 & 3

Tuesday: Tech Rehearsal

Wednesday: Record Final Speeches

Thursday: Period 3 Finals and Semester Reflection

Friday: Period 2 Finals and Semester Reflection

English 3P Honors: Period 5 & 6

Tuesday: Timed WriteESSAY FINAL DRAFT CHECKLIST: Rubric

H.W. Benchmarks and Notebooks on Thursday and Friday, The Scarlet Letter Final Essay due 2:00 p.m. on Friday, January 24

Wednesday: Work on Revisions: See FInal Essay Support

Thursday: Quarter 2 Benchmark

Friday: Quarter 2 Benchmark

This week in Ms. Alba’s Class: 1.13-1.14

Mexican American Literature & Culture: Period 1

This week in Mexican American Literature and Culture, scholars will compare archetypes in Rudolfo Anaya’s novel Bless Me Ultima and Luis Valdez’s Zoot Suit.  

Monday: Finish and Summarize Bless Me Ultima

Tuesday: Background on The Zoot Suit Riots

Wednesday: Zoot Suit by Luiz Valdez: Exposition

Thursday: Zoot Suit by Luis Valdez: Rising Action

Friday: Zoot Suit by Luis Valdez: Climax and Resolution

AP Seminar: Period 2 & 3

Monday: EOC Part B: Practice

Tuesday: EOC Part B: Revision

H.W.  Type Revisions

Wednesday: Analyze MOCK TMP presentation and analyze your performance to make a DELTA PLAN

Thursday: Revise Speeches

Friday: Revise Speeches

English 3P Honors: Period 5 & 6

Monday: Progress Check 3.2: Dark Romanticism in The Scarlet Letter and “The Raven”

Tuesday: Progress  Check Revision

Wednesday: “Much Madness is Divinest Sense” by Emily Dickinson and The Resolution of The Scarlet Letter

Thursday: Socratic Seminar

Friday: Timed Write

This week in Ms. Alba’s Class: 1.6-1.10.2020

Mexican American Literature & Culture: Period 1

This week in Mexican American Literature and Culture, scholars will write Manifest Destiny perspective poems, and discuss female archetypes in Mexican American Literature by reading about Modesta Avila, viewing Bless Me Ultima, and writing FOUND POEMS inspired by Sandra Cisneros’s “Woman Hollering Creek.” 

Monday: Manifest Destiny Perspective Poems: Draft Day

Tuesday: Finish Manifest Destiny Perspective Poems

Wednesday: Who was Modesta AvilaWhy does she “haunt” San Juan Capistrano?

Thursday: “Woman Hollering Creek” by Sandra Cisneros

Friday: Write BioPoem or Found Poem or Ekphrastic Poem

AP Seminar: Period 2 & 3

This week in AP SEMINAR, scholars will prepare to write YOUTHSPEAK Speech on “Achieving Justice” by finding and sharing sources that inspire their thoughts/ ideas on TOPIC.  

Monday: 1. MOCK TMP Reflection 2. YouthSpeak Contest Directions and Prompt 3.  Order Capstone Sweatshirts

Tuesday: 1.  Summarizing Statement on Article DUE 2. Outlining and Organizing your Speech

Wednesday: 1. Outlining and Organizing your Speech 2. Late Start Cite and SOAP source

Thursday: 1.  Prepare for Socratic Seminar on “Achieving Justice”: Annotated Bibliography w/ Follow Up Questions

Friday: 1. Socratic Seminar on Achieving Justice 2. Timed Write: EOC Section II Practice H.W. Outline YOUR SPEECH to prep for TIMED WRITE.

English 3P Honors: Period 5 & 6

This week in English 3P Honors: scholars will identify the features of Dark Romanticism in Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven” and Ch. 11-20 of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter.

Monday: The Scarlet Letter Ch. 11-16 Quick Analysis

Tuesday: 1. Literary Circles Ch. 11-16

H.W. Read and Summarize Ch. 17-20 of The Scarlet Letter

Wednesday: 1. Who Edgar Allan Poe ? 2. What makes “The Raven” the seminal example of Dark Romanticism?

Thursday: Finish “The Raven” and prepare for Socratic Seminar on Dark Romanticism

Friday: Socratic Seminar on Dark Romanticism

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?

 

This week in Ms. Alba’s Class: 12.9-12.13

Mexican American Literature: Period 1

This week, students will compare the corridos “El Corrido de Joaquin Murrieta” and “El Corrido de Gregorio Cortez” to their historical context and film adaptations.

Monday: 1.) Review Corridos 2.) Read and Question “El Corrido de Joquin Murrieta” 3.) Watch “The Head of Joaquin Murrieta” by John Valadez

Tuesday: Finish “The Head of Joaquin Murrieta” 2.) El Corrido de Gregorio Cortez

Wednesday: Watch “El Corrido de Gregorio Cortez

Thursday: Watch “El Corrido de Gregorio Cortez”

Friday: Dialogue Poems Joaquin Murrieta & Gregorio Cortez

AP Seminar: Period 2 & 3

This week, AP Seminar students will use ACOVA and PVLEGS to practice presenting effective “What if @ Grove” Proposals to peers.

Monday: (In)Effective Team Collaboration and Team Agreements

Tuesday: Performance Models

Wednesday: Performance Prep

Thursday: Performance Prep

Friday: Present to AP Research Students

English 3P Honors: Period 5 & 6 

This week, English 3P Honors will be able to define Romanticism and identify its features in a text.  

Monday: 1.) 3-2-1 Check in 2.) Introduction to Introduction to American Romanticism

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

H.W. and Ch. 1-5 of The Scarlet Letter by MONDAY 12. 16 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:

This week in Ms. Alba’s Class: 12.2-12.6

Mexican American Literature and Culture: Period 1Joaquin Murrieta

After analyzing POINT OF VIEW in popular corridos students will be able to identify central argument and purpose of archetype by completing analytical summaries, SOAPS Analysis, and writing their own corrido based on important post-Mexican American war figure.

Monday: Non-Student Day

Tuesday: 1.  Recall 2. Lalo Alcaraz Background 3. “Never Forget” Ekphrastic Poem

Wednesday: 1. “El Corrido” Quick Analysis?  2.) Corridos Notes

Thursday: El Corrido de Joaquin Murrieta

Friday: Guest Speaker Gustavo Arellano, staff writer for The LA Times 

AP Seminar: Period 2 & 3

This week after  analyzing TMP Rubric and reviewing recommendations of “Death by Powerpoint”, AP SEMINAR SCHOLARS will deliver draft presentations in ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION FORMAT.  

Monday: Non-Student Day

TuesdayPresentation Prep: a.) TMP Directions b.) TMP Rubric b.) Presentation Structure

Wednesday: Presentation Preparation

Thursday: Presentation Preparation: What are your Disciplinary Lenses?

Friday:  Presentation Drafts Due Roundtable Rehearsals

English 3P Honors: Period 5 & 6

This week after sharing and revising PROGRESS CHECK 2.1 of Collection 2: Building a Democracy, English 3PH scholars will participate in a structured debate and write an argument in the DISTRICT WRITING ASSESSMENT.

Monday: Non-Student Day

Tuesday: Debate Prep :Rubric

Wednesday: Debate Day 1 a.) Period 5 Scoring Form b.) Period 6 Scoring Form

Thursday: Debate Day 2

Friday: District Writing Assessment

This week in Ms. Alba’s Class: 11.18-11.22

Mexican American Literature: Period 1

This week in Mexican American Literature, students will read multiple perspectives on Manifest Destiny and create a poetry collection that conveys their learning.

Monday: 1. Notebook Set Up 2. The Metanarrative of Manifest Destiny 3.  Close Read,  “The Great Nation of Futurity” by John O’Sullivan“The Power of an Idea” by Miguel Ángel González Quiroga, “Native American Displacement Amid U.S. Expansion” A Conversation With R. David Edmunds from the University of Texas at Dallas

Tuesday: 1.  Discussion Groups: Share and compare annotations 2. “Never Forget” by Lalo Alcaraz

Wednesday: Ekphrastic Poems inspired by John Gast and Lalo Alcaraz

Thursday: Dialogue Poems

Friday:  Guest Speaker Dani Garcia, artist

AP Seminar: Period 2 & 3

This week AP Seminar Scholars will finish annotated bibliographies and begin synthesizing ideas in a well-organized presentation that integrates multiple lenses and perspectives.  

Monday: Work on Annotated Bibliography

Tuesday: “Death by Powerpoint” and  Rubric 2.  Explore presentation options and choose a.) Prezi b.) Canva c.) Piktochart

Wednesday: 1.) Organizing your slides by disciplinary lenses 2.) Meeting Worksheet

Thursday:  Work on Slides

H.W. Slideshow due on Monday, December 1st: Rubric

Friday: Work on Slides

English 3P Honors

Monday: Introduction to Debate

Tuesday: Prep Day 1

Wednesday: 1.  What is an Annotated BibliographyHow do you make one using SOAPS)? Debate Prep Day 2: After being given Debate Stance using previous Building a Democracy: Four Square Discussion stances and outline team member roles using TEAM DEBATES: Directions (PDF).

H.W. SELECT TWO Sources from the COLLECTION 2: Building a Democracy and Research TWO CREDIBLE SOURCES to defend your group’s stance.  Create an Annotated Bibliography with an analytical summary of all your sources.  This will be due on Debate Day: Wednesday and Thursday, December 4 & 5.

 

This week in Ms. Alba’s Class 11.12-11.15

Mexican American Literature and Culture: Period 1

This week Mexican American Literature Scholars will understand the impact of the Mexican American War and the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo on Tejanos, Nuevo Mexicanos, and Californios by writing an Analysis of “Foreigner in Their Own Land” and and Ekphrastic poems of John Gast’s Painting “American Progress.” 

Monday: No School Veterans Day

Tuesday: 1. Finish Cornell Notes on “Foreigners in their Own Land” and 2.) Build Vocabulary Word Bank

Wednesday: Write an Expository Summary on the documentary film “Foreigner in their Own Land” that answers the Essential Question: How did Mexican Americans become “foreigners in their own land”?

Thursday: 1. Quick Analysis “Definition” 2. Art Analysis, “American Progress” by John Gast

Friday: Interactive Notebook Self Assessment and 3-2-1 Check In 2. Type Analysis or Poem

AP Seminar: Period 2 & 3

This week AP Seminar will use SOAPS to understand and analyze arguments and build a properly formatted Annotated Bibliography that analyzes sources as they connect to Research Question.

Monday: No School Veterans Day

Tuesday: What is an Annotated Bibliography: How to video and Annotated Bibliography Guide (PDF)  2. SOAPS

Wednesday: 1. Formatting Annotated Bibliographies in Google Docs 2. Work on research and building Annotated Bibliography

Thursday: Continue Working On Annotated Bibliography and conference with Ms. Alba

Friday: Interactive Notebook Self Assessment and 3-2-1 Check In 2. Continue Working On Annotated Bibliography and conference with Ms. Alba

English 3P Honors: Period 5 & 6

This week, English 3P Honors will analyze the connection between freedom and democracy in colonial poetry by Phillis Wheatley and Phillip Freneau.  

Monday: No School Veterans Day

Tuesday: 1. Phillis Wheatley: Author Background Circle Map and Paragraph Frame 2. To The Wright Honorable William, Earl of Dartmouth

H.W. Read Phillip Freneau’s “On the Emigration to America” and complete a SOAPS

Wednesday: 1.) Essay Reflection 2.) Phillis Wheatley Close Read and Quaker Discussion

Thursday: 1.)Comparative Summary Phillis Wheatley and Phillip Freneau

Friday: Introduction to Debate

This week in Ms. Alba’s Class: 11.4-11.8

Mexican American Literature: Period 1

This week in Mexican American Literature and Culture, scholars will use PVLEG to present original poetry inspired by David Botello’s “Read Between the Lines” and “Dreams of Flight” as well as complete a Semester Portfolio.

Monday: Finish “Ekphrastic Poems”

Tuesday: 1. Use PVLEG to read poem on FlilpGrid.  2.  Unit 1 Portfolio Guide

Wednesday: Use Canva to create Portfolio Cover.

Thursday: Work On Portfolio

Friday: Watch Inocente

AP Seminar: Period 2 & 3

This week AP Seminar Scholars will complete EOC Section 1 as their midterm exam, and begin annotated bibliography for Team Multimedia Presentation #1.

Monday: EOC Section 1 Exam

Tuesday: Revision for EOC Section 1

Wednesday: (LATE START) What is an ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY?  How do you write one?

Thursday: Use SOAPS to write Annotated Bibliography

Friday: Finish Annotated Bibliography

English 3P Honors: Period

This week English 3P Honors scholars will be introduced to Collection 2: Building a Democracy by participating in Four Corners Discussion and writing a comparison of The Declaration of Independence and The Constitution.

Monday: Democracy 4 square

Tuesday: Building a Democracy Compare Foundational Documents using SOAPS

  1. Jefferson Notes 2.) The Declaration of Independence 3.)  H.W. Read The Constitution in The Close Reader and Complete SOAPS

Wednesday: Building a Democracy Compare Foundational Documents using SOAPS

  1.  Review The Consitution SOAPS 2. Comparative Summary for  The Declaration of Independence & The Constitution

Thursday: 1. Compare democratic ideals and evaluate their impact on American government by reading Ron Chernow’s “Thomas Jefferson & Alexander Hamilton: The Best of Enemies” p. 141 in the Textbook.

Friday:  Analyze the purpose of Chernow’s historical article by completing SOAPS.