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

This week in Ms. Alba’s Class 3.25-3.29

AP Seminar: Period 1

This week AP SEMINAR SCHOLARS will write the paragraphs that INTRODUCE your ARGUMENT and LENSES through which you will be investigating the problem you are addressing.  

MONDAY: IWA Introduction Timed Write

TUESDAY: IWA Introduction TIMED WRITE REVISIONS

H.W. Type Revisions continue adding to your Annotated Bibliography as NEEDED

WEDNESDAY: IWA LENSES Timed Write

THURSDAY: IWA Lenses REVISIONS

FRIDAY: IWA Roundtables

H.W. OVER THE BREAK WORK ON SOLUTIONS PARAGRAPHS (See Google Classroom for Writing Guide).

Mexican American Literature and Culture: Period 2 & 6

This week Mexican American Literature and Culture Scholars will complete IDENTITY CHAPTER of their class portfolio.

MONDAY: Type 1.) Dedication 2.) Table of Contents 3.) Chapter 1 Inspiration Quote 4.) Chapter 1 Introduction 5.) Poem #1

H.W. Attend one of the CESAR CHAVEZ WEEK EVENTS!  Take a photo that represents where you come from or what makes you, you.  This can be at school, your home, or in your community.  Think creatively and remember to be intentional throughout the process.  Due WEDNESDAY in Google Class!

TUESDAY: Choose an ANALYTICAL SUMMARY or RESPONSE from your NOTEBOOK and add that to your Portfolio.

WEDNESDAY: Finish Up Portfolio: Chapter 1

THURSDAY: Identity Symposium

FRIDAY: “Foreigners in their own land”

English 3P Honors: Period 3 & 4

MONDAY: The Awakening Progress Check 5.3 Peer Revisions

H.W. Finish The Awakening! Prepare for Unit Final

TUESDAY: The Awakening Expert Corners

WEDNESDAY: Literary Circles

THURSDAY: Socratic Chairs

FRIDAY: Unit Final Timed Write

This week in Ms. Alba’s Class 3.19-3.22

AP Seminar: Period 1

This week AP Seminar Scholars will write an annotated bibliography that includes a minimum of TWO AP Seminar Stimulus TEXTS and FOUR JOURNALISTIC SOURCES to formulate focus on TOPIC and develop a well-designed RESEARCH QUESTION.

MONDAY: 1. Q.U.E.S.T. Launch: Turn in Research Question Draft 2. IRR Final Read Around

TUESDAY: 1. IRR Final Read Around Part II 2.  Problem Definition: Performance Task 2 Problem Definition Template and Q.U.E.S.T.ion development.

WEDNESDAY (LATE START): IWA Process Reflection Part I Process Launch 2. Question Feedback:

A.) Focus—Specific variable/component of the phenomena (What SPECIFIC problem?) to be explored or measured?

B.) Scope— a specified time, place, population, genre (Who, Where, When?)

C.) Value— significance of your study (So what? who would want to know? why?)

D.) Feasibility— is your research do-able with the resources/time you have? (2,000 words= 7-8 pages)

E.) Language and Style: Grammatically Correct, Clearly Written, and Easy to understand?

THURSDAY: Build Annotated Bibliography DUE 3/25  (2 Stimulus Packet Sources, 3 NEWS Sources, 3 Online Magazine Sources, 4 Academic Journals)

FRIDAY:Build Annotated Bibliography DUE 3/25  (2 Stimulus Packet Sources, 3 NEWS Sources, 3 Online Magazine Sources, 4 Academic Journals)

Mexican American Literature: Period 2, 6

This week Mexican American Lit Scholars will write Ekphrastic Poems inspired by David Botello’s murals and Magnetic Poems inspired by Frank Mundo’s narrative.  

MONDAY: “Dream of Flight” by David Botello Analysis and Ekphrastic Poem

TUESDAY: Edit and Publish Ekphrastic Poems

WEDNESDAY (LATE START): Magnetic/ Black Out poems

THURSDAY: 1. Unit Reflection 2. Portfolio Build Up

FRIDAY: Portfolio Production

English 3P Honors: Period 3, 4

This week English 3P Honors will COMPARE FEATURES of PSYCHOLOGICAL REALISM in Kate Chopin’s The Awakening and “Story of an Hour.”

MONDAY: The Awakening Ch. I-XXII & The Lowest Animal Socratic Seminar

TUESDAY: Quarter 3 Benchmark

WEDNESDAY (LATE START): Introduction to Psychological Realism in “The Story of an Hour” by Kate Chopin: Video Analysis

H.W. Read & Write Chapter Summary Ch. XXII-XXIII of The Awakening by Kate Chopin by Friday, March 22.

THURSDAY: Literary Circles

FRIDAY: Progress Check 5.3

 

This week in Ms. Alba’s Class 3.11-3.15

AP Seminar: Period 1

This week in Ms. Alba’s Class we will finish Team Multimedia Presentation and use critical feedback to ensure that we meet College Board Rubric Requirements.

Monday: 1.) How to turn NERVES into ANXIETY 2.) Team Multimedia Presentation Prep: Alba‘s thinking while you present

PRESENTATIONS AFTER SCHOOL TODAY!  

Tuesday: 1.) Final IRR Rubric Read Around in Teams

Wednesday: Team Multimedia Presentation Reflection: TMP Rubric

Read PART 2 Stimulus Packet 2019 : Select TWO texts that sparked your interest and use Summary Template and prepare discuss on Friday’s Socratic Seminar

Thursday: IWA & IMP Outline: See pp. 1-4 of PART 2 Stimulus Packet 2019

Friday: Socratic Seminar: IWA Process Launch

Mexican American Literature: Period 2, 6

This week in Mexican American Literature, we will use views of identity in Frank Mundo’s “How I Became a Mexican” from the Ban This! Anthology, Rosario Castellano’s “Silence Concerning an Ancient Stone,” and David Botello’s Murals.

Monday: 1. “Silence Concerning an Ancient Stone” Image Analysis Slide Show

Tuesday: “Inocente” Film Screening: How does Inocente use art and creativity to build her sense of IDENTITY?

Wednesday: David Botello Mural Analysis & Ekphrastic Poems

Thursday: How I Became a Mexican: Black Out Poems

Friday: Write Ekphrastic Poems inspired by David Botello Murals

English 3P Honors: Period 3, 4

This week in English 3P Honors, we will analyze REALIST features in Jack London’s “To Build a Fire” and Ch. 1-10 of Kate Chopin’s The Awakening, and Mark Twain’s “The Lowest Animal”.

Monday: 1. Expert Corners and Literary Circles for Ch. 1-X of The Awakening by Kate Chopin

Tuesday: 1.) Progress Check 5.2

H.W. Read & Summarize Ch. XI-XII by Monday 3/18 

Wednesday: Progress Check 5.2: Progress Check Revision

Thursday: 1. Pre-Reading: Mark Twain Notes, Mark Twain Background Video 2. Read and Annotate: “The Lowest Animal”

FridayPost-Reading: Complete Dialectical Journal to identify Twain’s use Ethos, Pathos, and LogosLiterary Circles evaluate Naturalist Elements of “The Lowest Animal”

H.W.

This week in Ms. Alba’s Class 3.4-3.8

AP Seminar: Period 1

This week in Ms. Alba’s Class we will develop our Team Multimedia Presentation and receive critical feedback to ensure that we meet College Board Rubric Requirements.

Monday: 1.) TMP Close Analysis: What do they do? How do they do it? 2.) Team Multimedia Presentation Prep: Alba‘s thinking while you present

Tuesday: 1.) Use IRR Rubric Read Around in Teams 2.) Team Multimedia Presentation Prep: Alba‘s thinking while you present

Wednesday (Late Start): Team Multimedia Presentation Prep: TMP Rubric

Thursday: Use PVLEG to Prepare for Dress Rehearsal #1 H.W. Final Presentations Afterschool on Monday 3/11

Friday: Dress Rehearsal #2 H.W. USE ACOVA to prep Final Presentations Afterschool on Monday 3/11

Mexican American Literature: Period 2, 6

This week in Mexican American Literature, we will analyze views of identity in Frank Mundo’s “How I Became a Mexican” from the Ban This! Anthology, Rosario Castellano’s “Silence Concerning an Ancient Stone,” and David Botello’s Murals.

Monday: 1. “What does the short story “Senior Picture Day” reveal about the narrator’s identity and her relationship to an “Indian” heritage?” Response 2.) Read “How I Became a Mexican” by Frank Mundo

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

Wednesday: “Silence Concerning an Ancient Stone” by Rosario Castellanos: Silence Concerning an Ancient Stone Notes

Thursday: “Making Sense of Poetry for Rosario Castellanos’ poem “Silence Concerning and Ancient Stone”: ” One Pager

Friday: Write Ekphrastic Poems inspired by David Botello Murals:

English 3P Honors: Period 3, 4

This week in English 3P Honors, we will learn the features of Realist art and literature and analyze those features in Jack London’s “To Build a Fire” and Ch. 1-10 of Kate Chopin’s The Awakening.

Monday: 1. Introduction to Realism:  What is reality according to Plato’s Allegory of the Cave ?2.) Introduction to RealismVideo Introduction to Realism

Tuesday: 1.) Video Introduction to Realism Introduction to The Awakening by Kate Chopin

Wednesday: Naturalist Features and an Introduction to The Awakening by Kate Chopin Read The Awakening

Thursday: Literary Circles

Friday: Progress Check 5.1 on Monday

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