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

This week in Ms. Alba’s Class: 11.25-12.1

AP Seminar: Period 1

This week, we will begin to familiarize ourselves with Team Multimedia Presentation and begin to build on TOPICS of interest.  

Tuesday: EOC Section II Essay Revision: Content Analysis

H.W. Use Feedback to Revise and Rewrite your AP SEMINAR FREE RESPONSE Individual Argument.  Use PEER FEEDBACK, the Argument Outline Template , Essay Revision POWERPOINT, and Academic Conversation Templates to PROFESSIONALIZE your ideas.  The essay MUST be typed and written in MLA format (VIDEO TUTORIAL) and include a properly formatted Works Cited (VIDEO TUTORIAL) Page.  This is due on Monday, December 3rd.

Wednesday:  Presentation Retakes & AP Capstone Seminar Performance Task Handouts 1 and 2: Individual Research Report (Sample & Rubric) & Team Multimedia Presentation (Sample & Rubric)

Thursday: 1.) Read “This Article Won’t Change Your Mind” by Julie Beck 2.) Write E-Link Annotated Bibliography Three Articles about things that matter to you Themes and Perspectives

Friday: 1. Quaker Share and Quick Analysis“This Article Won’t Change Your Mind” 2. Topic Interest Interviews

H.W. Revise AP SEMINAR FREE RESPONSE Individual Argument, Flip Grid Introduction & Team Member Requests

Mexican American Literature: Period 2

Tuesday: Watch Film:  The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez written by Americo Paredes & Victor Villaseñor 

Wednesday: Finish Film and Corrido Archetypes

Thursday: 1.) Gregorio Cortez: the myth &  the man

Friday: 1.) Corridos as Counternarratives Unit Debrief Poems

English 3P Honors: Period 3 & 4

Tuesday: Colonial Poetry: Phyllis Wheatley and Philip Freneau and the poets’ vision of America.

Wednesday: Introduction to Debate

Thursday:Debate Prep Day 1

Friday: 1.  What is an Annotated Bibliography: How 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. Over the weekend 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 5 & 6.

This week in Ms. Alba’s Class: 11.11-11.16

AP Seminar: Period 1

Tuesday: Last Presentation Day  ACOVA &  IMP RUBRIC

H.W. Prepare for EOC Part B Free Response Questions (FRQ) Timed Write  Student Samples 

Wednesday: EOC Section II FRQ Timed Write

Thursday: EOC Section II FRQ Peer Evaluation: Essay Revision

H.W. Revised FRQ w/ Feedback due Friday 11/16

Friday: View Presentation Video and Use Feedback to Reflect on Presentation Proficiencies.

Mexican American Literature: Period 2 & 6

Tuesday: Corrido de Joaquin Murrieta and El Corrido de Gregorio Cortez SOAPS Analysis

Wednesday: Comparative Summary ofJoaquin Murrieta and El Corrido de Gregorio Cortez

Thursday: Introduction to Gregorio Cortez: Notes The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez

Friday: Watch The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez

English 3P Honors: Period 3 & 4

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

Friday: Compare democratic ideals and evaluate their impact on American government by participating in Building a Democracy Learning Stations.

  1. Interactive Notebook DUE 2.) Building A Democracy Learning Stations 3. SOAPS

The Namesake Final Essay Resource List

Purpose: The Namesake 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 Namesake Full 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

This week in Ms. Alba’s Class 11.5-11.9

AP Seminar: Period 1

Monday: 1. Presentation Prep: Do and Don’t 2.) Use ACOVA Checklist and Preview Presentation with a partner.

Tuesday: 1.) Presentation Prep a.) Rehearsal with ACOVA Checklist

Wednesday: Presentation Day 1: ACOVA Peer Review & IMP RUBRIC

Thursday: Presentation Day 2

Friday: Presentation Day 3

H.W. Prepare for EOC Section II Free Response Questions Timed Write  Student Samples 

Mexican American Literature and Culture: Period 2, 6

Monday: The Head of Joaquin Murrieta by John J. Valadez

Tuesday: Introduction Study of Corridos: Corridos Graffitti Wall Questions

Wednesday: 1.) Corridos as Counternarratives from the Voices of the Subaltern 2. Your Life in a Five Song Playlist

Thursday: Introduction to Americo Paredes Corrido de Joaquin Murrieta and El Corrido de Gregorio Cortez Comparative Analysis

Friday: 1. “El Corrido” by Los Tigres del Norte Lyric Quick Analysis What is the Corrido Infosheet 2.) Corrido de Joaquin Murrieta and El Corrido de Gregorio Cortez SOAPS Analysis

English 3P: Period 3, 4

Monday: The Namesake Essay Revision Workshop.  Essay Revision

H.W. The Namesake MLA Format Revised Essay with Background Paragraph due on Tuesday, November 13! Tools: Revision Checklist

Tuesday: Essay Revision Presentation: The Power of a Literary Analysis Thesis: Guide

Wednesday: 1. Thesis Statement Revisions: Literary Analysis Thesis: Guide  Jordan Quote Analysis 2.) Democracy 4 square Prep

Friday: Democracy 4 square

H.W. The Namesake Revised Essay with all Background Work due November 13-16!

 

This week in Ms. Alba’s Class 10.29-11.2

AP Seminar: Period 1

Monday: 1. What is an Annotated Bibliography? Annotated Bibliography Due on Friday: 5 Citations, 5 Annotations, 5 sentences each minimum.

Tuesday: 1.) Complete Five Entries for Annotated Bibliography by Friday.

Wednesday: 1.) Classic Model for an Argument? 2.) Just the Facts: Line of Reasoning Infographic: Example 3.) Play with Piktochart or Continue Working on Annotated Bibliography.

Thursday: Presentation Prep

Friday: Presentation Prep: Use ACOVA Checklist and Preview Presentation with a partner.

Mexican American Literature: Period 2 & 6

Monday: 1.) Review Metanarrative 2.) OPTIC Analysis of John Gast’s “American Progress”

Tuesday:2) What is a COUNTERNARRATIVE? 2.) OPTIC Analysis on Lalo Alcaraz’s “Never Forget”

Wednesday: 1. Lalo Alcaraz Background 2.) Comparative Summary on “American Progress” and”Never Forget”

Thursday: 1.) What is a CORRIDO? Why study CORRIDOS? 2.) Introduction to Americo Paredes

Friday: Guest Speaker: Frank Mundo author of “How I Became a Mexican” The Brubury Tales, Different, and Touched by an Anglo

English 3P Honors: Period 3 & 4

Monday: 1.) Expert Corners and Literary Circles for Ch. 10-12 of The Namesake

Tuesday: Quarter 1 Benchmark

Wednesday: Socratic Seminar for The Namesake

Thursday: World Cafe

Friday: Collection 1 Unit Final Timed Write: Rubric