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

This Week in Ms. Alba’s Class: 5.28-5.31

AP Seminar: Period 1

This week AP Seminar scholars will use Google Sites to develop an end of the year portfolio that reflects on learning, growth, and goals for 2019-2020 school year.  

Tuesday  (1,3, 5): Introduction to Google Sites and Portfolio Assignment 1.  Build Home Page 2. Q.U.E.S.T. Reflection

Wednesday: No Class 2,4, 6 Schedule

Thursday (1,3, 5): Portfolio Work a. IRR and TMP Page (Include Self-Assessment) b. IWA and IMP Page (Include Self-Assessment Rubric)

Friday (2,4, 6) No Class

Mexican American Literature & Culture

This week Mexican American Literature and scholars will read and analyze contemporary works by Mexican American writers and authors to analyze how they reappropriate the archetype of La Llorona and use their works to write Black Out and Ekprhastic poems.  

Tuesday (1,3, 5): No Class

Wednesday (2,4, 6): Background on Sandra Cisneros & Close Read ” “Woman Hollering Creek” by Sandra Cisneros and  write Black Out Poems 

Thursday (1,3,5): No Class

Friday (2,4,6):  “La Llorona’s Sacred Waters” by Juana Alicia“: a mural by Juana Alicia 

English 3P: Period 3-4

This week English 3P Honors Students will write a critical response to themes conveyed by dialogue and tragic character flaws in August Wilson’s Fences.

Tuesday & Wednesday: Turn in The Great Gatsby Final Essay 2. Introduction to Fences by August Wilson: I.  Pre-Reading:  Background Video on August Wilson

Thursday (1,3, 5) & Friday (2,4, 6):

I.  Pre-Reading: August Wilson Quote Analysis:

“When the sins of our fathers visit us, we do not have to play host.  We can banish them with forgiveness as God, in his largeness and Laws.” –August Wilson

II.  ReadingFences by August Wilson Full Text & Fences Lesson Notes

The Great Gatsby Literary Analysis Essay DUE Tuesday May 28: Support Resources

Purpose: The Great Gatsby 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. The Great Gatsby Literary Analysis Prompts and Single Point Rubric
  2. Archetypes in Literature (PDF): Video
  3. ESSAY FINAL DRAFT CHECKLIST
  4. Sample Literary Analysis Essay synthesis
  5. How to format essay in MLA Format on Google Docs
  6. Literary Analysis Thesis Guide: Video
  7. Powerful Verbs for Essays
  8. The Ten Commandments of Literary Quotation

This week in Ms. Alba’s Class: 5.20-5.24

AP Seminar: Period 1

This week AP Seminar students will be using Q.U.E.S.T. to propose end of the year banquet and to reflect on this year’s learning.  

Monday (SBAC Testing BLOCK 1, 3, 5): Banquet Plans and Proposals

Tuesday: (SBAC Testing BLOCK 2,4, 6): No class

Wednesday: (SBAC Testing BLOCK 1,3, 5): Banquet Plans and Twilight Zone Analysis

Thursday: (SBAC Testing BLOCK 2,4, 6): No class

Friday: Q.U.E.S.T. Reflection Final Project

Mexican American Literature: Period 2, 6

This week, Mexican American Literature and Culture Scholars will write a paragraph that explains the basic elements of the folk tale of La Llorona and will use these to analyze how Mexican American writers and artists use it as an archetype.  

Monday (SBAC Testing BLOCK 1, 3, 5): No Class

Tuesday (SBAC testing BLOCK 2, 4, 6): 1.  La Llorona Background Paragraph 2. “Woman Hollering Creek” by Sandra Cisneros

Wednesday(SBAC Testing BLOCK 1, 3, 5): No Class

Thursday (SBAC Testing Block 2, 4, 6): La Llorona in Children’s Books by Mexican American writers.

Friday: Introduction to Rudolfo Anaya and Screening of Bless Me Ultima

English 3P Honors: Period 3, 4

This week in class, English 3P Honors will be completing SBAC Testing.  At h0me they will be working on their literary analysis of The Great Gatsby.

 

This week in Ms. Alba’s Class: 5.13-5.17

AP Seminar

Monday: Beneath the Curve: Day 1

Tuesday: Beneath the Curve: Day 2

Wednesday: IMP Reflection and Project Self Assessment

Thursday: IMP Reflection and Project Self Assessment

Friday: Team Building

Mexican American Literature: Period 2, 6

Monday: Birth of the Mexican American: Portfolio Chapter 2 Day 1

Tuesday: Birth of the Mexican American: Portfolio Chapter 2 Share Out

Wednesday: 1.) Llorona Cuento Share0ut

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

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

English 3P Honors: Period 3, 4

Monday: The Great Gatsby Ch. 7-9 Progress Check 6.3

Tuesday: The Great Gatsby Film Adaptation Comparison

Wednesday: 1.Progress Check 6.2 Progress Check Revision 2. The Great Gatsby Literary Analysis Essay Prep (Rubric)

Thursday: Introduction to American Theater Day 1

Friday: 1. Introduction to Fences: Background on August Wilson Video and Author Background Circle Map and Paragraph Frame 2. Thinking like a Semiotician: Foretelling the future by recognizing Fences by August Wilson as Symbols of abstract ideas.

This week in Ms. Alba’s Class 4.29-5.3

AP Seminar: Period 1

This week AP Seminar Scholars will submit portfolios to the AP College Board, and prepare for End of Course Exam by completing and revising practice end of course exams.

Monday: Upload IWA to College Board Digital Portfolio

Tuesday: After reading and annotating “34 problems with Standardized Tests” by Valerie Strauss, students will identify the TOPIC, PURPOSE, and LINE of REASONING by completing TPCCC Says Means Matters template.

Wednesday: After discussing the LINE OF REASONING in Lines of Communication Exercise, students will use TIEAC to Evaluate the effectiveness of the evidence the author uses to support the claims made in the argument.

Thursday: After reviewing previous year’s EOC Section II Free Response Questions, AP Seminar scholars will review sample source material to build and organize an effective argument.

Friday: After reviewing ANT-TIEAC-RARR, students will complete a practice TIMED WRITE to prepare for AP Seminar End of Course Exam on May 7, 2019.

Mexican American Literature: Period 2, 6

This week, Mexican American Literature Scholars will compare ARCHETYPE patterns in El Corrido de Joaquin Murrieta and El Corrido de Gregorio Cortez after completing a close reading of the ballads and historical source materials.

Monday: After defining Guyatri Spivak’s postcolonial theory on the SUBALTERN, students will apply this term to analyze the song titled, “El Corrido” by Los Tigres del Norte using a QUICK ANALYSIS sentence frame and GIVE ONE GET ONE discussion.

Tuesday: After a JIGSAW reading, Jess Canales’ essay “The Origins of Joaquin Murrieta,” students will be able to identify the socio-historical origins of Joaquin Murrieta in a QUAKER SHARE.

Wednesday: After reading a summary of Carl Jung’s views of archetypes, students will identify character ARCHETYPE and JOURNEY using textual evidence from Jess Canales’s essay “The Origins of Joaquin Murrieta,”

Thursday: After completing a QUICK SEARCH on Americo Paredes’ life and completing a Author Background Circle Map and Paragraph Frame on findings, students will share findings and write a BACKGROUND PARAGRAPH on the scholar and his influence on the field of Mexican American Studies.

Friday: After reading “El Corrido de Gregorio Cortez,” students will compare the text to “El Corrido de Joaquin Murrieta” and begin to analyze the film adaptation titled The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez written by Victor Villasenor.

English 3P Honors: Period 3 & 4

This week, English 3P Honors will present their understanding of MODERNISM through presentations on the Harlem Renaissance and analysis of Ch. 1-6 of The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald.  

Monday: Harlem Renaissance Inquiry Project Panel Presentations Day 1

Tuesday: Harlem Renaissance Inquiry Project Panel Presentation Day 2

Wednesday: The Great Gatsby Literary Circles on Chapter 4-6

Thursday: Progress Check Revision for PC 6.1

Friday: Socratic Seminar Ch. 1-6

This week in Ms. Alba’s Class: 4.22-4.26

AP Seminar: Period 1

This week in  Ms. Alba’s Class, AP Seminar Scholars will prepare to deliver Individual Multimedia Presentation and complete last draft of Individual Written Argument by ANALYSING video of the presentation and interviewing peers for IMP Oral Defense Questions.

Monday: IMP Dress Rehearsal (IMP Rubric)

Tuesday: Peer Review for Row 6 & 7 and Sample Oral Defense Questions

Wednesday: Last Peer Review for Row 8 & 9

Thursday: Individual Multimedia Presentation Period 1-6

Friday: IWA Last Draft DUE

Mexican American Literature: Period 2 & 6

This week in Ms. Alba’s Class, Mexican American Literature Scholars will analyze literary form, social function, and political purpose of CORRIDOS as counternarratives.  

Monday: 1.) Turn in Dialogue Poems 2.) Analyze African Proverb 3.) Introduction to Joaquin Murrieta

Tuesday: “The Head of Joaquin Murrieta” by John Valadez

Wednesday: “The Head of Joquin Murrieta” Film Analysis

Thursday: El Corrido de Joaquin Murrieta v. El Corrido de Gregorio Cortez

Friday: Comparative Summary of “El Corrido de Joaquin Murrieta and El Corrido de Gregorio Cortez”

English 3P Honors: Period 3 & 4

This week in Ms. Alba’s Class, English 3P Honors will study features of MODERNISM through Harlem Renaissance Inquiry Projects and Ch. 1-3 of The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald.  

Monday: Harlem Renaissance Inquiry Project Check-in

Tuesday: The Great Gatsby a.) Expert Corners b.) Literary Circles c.) Quaker Share (The Great Gatsby Series: Literary Circles)

Wednesday: Progress Check 6.1 a.) Who is F. Scott’s Fitzgerald? What is the context of The Great Gatsby? b.) Who is the narrator of The Great Gatsby? What characteristics reveal him to be an ARCHETYPAL UNRELIABLE NARRATOR? c.) How does Fitzgerald build a DISILLUSIONED TONE through the characters and settings in Chapters 1-3?

Thursday: Panel Discussion Preparation

Friday: Harlem Renaissance Inquiry Projects DUE report on findings in PANELS.

This week in Ms. Alba’s Class: 4.15-4.19

AP Seminar: Period 1

This week AP Seminar Scholars will use PEER REVIEW PROCESS to revise Performance Task 2: IWA and will practice IMPs by completing a FlipGrid Video and performing a TECH Rehearsal with peers.  

Monday: IWA Peer Revisions: Row 1 & 2 (IWA Peer Review Guide)

Tuesday: 1. IWA Peer Revisions: Row 3 & 4 (IWA Peer Review Guide) 2. FlipGrid Videos

H.W. Dates to remember 4/19 Tech Rehearsal, 4/22 Dress Rehearsal, 4/25 Final IMP, 4/26 IWA

Wednesday: 1. IWA Peer Revisions: Row 5 & 6 (IWA Peer Review Guide)

Thursday: 1. IWA Revisions: Row 7-9 (IWA Peer Review Guide)

Friday: IMP Prep Analyze Anchor Presentations and Rubrics

Mexican American Literature: Period 2, 6

This week MexAmLit Scholars will build an understanding of the historical context of Mexican American identity by writing EKPHRASTIC POEMS based on John Gasts’s “American Progress”  and Lalo Alcaraz’s “Never Forget.” 

Monday: 1.) The Metanarrative of Manifest Destiny Terms 2.) Ekphrastic Poems

Tuesday: 1.)  Reading:  “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 University of Texas at Dallas,

Wednesday:  1. Lalo Alcaraz Background Video ” “Never Forget” by Lalo Alcaraz SOAPS

Thursday: The (Meta/Counter)narrative of Manifest Destiny Dialogue Poems or Black Out Poems

Friday: “The Head of Joaquin Murrieta” by John Valadez

English 3P Honors: Period 3, 4

This week English 3P Honors Scholars will develop Inquiry Focus for a curation project on the Harlem Renaissance and use e-link to build a digital literature review.

Monday: Question Formulation Technique on The Harlem Renaissance

Tuesday: 1.) Pick up The Great Gatsby 2.) Group Research Plan and Outline

Wednesday: 1.) The Great Gatsby Series: Literary Circles and Study Plan 2.) Harlem Renaissance Inquiry Project

H.W. Read & Complete Chapter Summary for The Great Gatsby Chapter 1-3 by Monday: Describe Nick Carraway and identify the features that make him an example of archetypal unreliable narrator.

Thursday: Harlem Renaissance Inquiry Project

Friday: Harlem Renaissance Inquiry Project

This week in Ms. Alba’s Class: 4.8-4.12

AP Seminar: Period 1

This week AP Seminar Scholars will begin to prepare for Performance Task 2 by evaluating AP Research Practice Presentations and writing the IWA Conclusion and Call to Action.

Monday: AP Research Peer Reviews: Meet in Ms. Galindo’s Room

Tuesday: AP Research Peer Reviews

H.W. IWA (Rubric) Typed Draft #1 Due See Google Classroom for Instructions!

Wednesday (Late Start): IWA Timed Write: Conclusion and Call to Action

Thursday: IWA Peer Review Revision Guide

Friday: IMP Prep Analyze Anchor Presentations and Rubrics

Mexican American Literature: Period 2, 6

This week MexAmLit Scholars will build an understanding of the historical context of Mexican American identity by analyzing the documentary “Foreigners in Their Own Land” and writing EKPHRASTIC POEMS based on John Gasts’s “American Progress.”  

Monday: “Foreigner in their Own Land” Cornell Notes

Tuesday: 1.) Evaluate Chapter 1 of Portfolio 2.) Finish Cornell Notes on “Foreigners in their Own Land”

Wednesday (Late Start): Finish “Foreigners in their Own Land” 2.) “Definition ” Luis Alberto Urrea: Quick Analysis

Thursday: “Foreigners in their Own Land” Expository Summary

Friday: Black Out Poems based on Metanarrative of Manifest Destiny

English 3P Honors: Period 3 & 4

This week English 3P Honors scholars will learn the definition and historical context of American Modernism, by analyzing poetry and participating in a GALLERY WALK.

Monday: Introduction to Modernism 1.) “A Dream Deferred” by Langston Hughes Quick Analysis 2.) Historical Context of American Modernism

Tuesday: 1.) Historical Context and Features of American Modernism 2.) 3-2-1 Check In

Wednesday: Introduction to The Harlem Renaissance

Thursday:1.) Harlem Renaissance Intro Notes Harlem Renaissance Video 2.)  ReadingHARLEM INTELLECTS Gallery Walk & Dialectical Journal 3.  Post Reading3-2-1 Check In

Friday: Curation Project on the Harlem Renaissance