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.

This week in Ms. Alba’s Class 10.28-11.1

Period 1:  Mexican American Literature & Culture

This week, Mexican American Literature & Culture will use questioning to find meaning in the Aztec sun stone, write Ekphrastic Poem inspired by David Botello’s murals, and learn about La Llorona.

Monday: 1.) Finish Let the Stone Speak & Present: Video 2.) Type “Read Between the Lines” Ekphrastic Poems

Tuesday: “Dreams of Flight” Ekphrastic Poems

Wednesday: Type Ekphrastic Poems

Thursday: Watch Inocente

Friday: Introduction to La Llorona

Period 2 & 3:  AP Seminar

This week, AP Seminar after completing Question Formulation Technique will complete a mini Annotated Bibliography on the TOPIC choice for “What if at Grove” Inquiry Project and begin to search for ACADEMIC sources to UNDERSTAND and ANALYZE the problem addressed by the project.  

Monday: Finish Group Research Proposal

Tuesday: QFT #2: What if at Grove

Wednesday: Avoiding CRAAP sources by using SOAPS and Academic Sources via EBSCOHost

Thursday: SOAPS to Analyze Crediblity

Friday: EOC #2 Midterm: 1.) Identify Argument 2.) Analyze Line of Reasoning 3.) Evaluate Crediblity

English 3P Honors

This week, English 3P Honors scholars will use the writing process to revise and write a literary analysis essay on themes of assimilation and the immigration experience as they apply to Jhumpa Lahiri’s novel, The Namesake.  

Monday: Timed Write Essay Revision

H.W. Revised essay must be 800-1000 words typed MLA style and include works cited page.  See this link for resources and support.  You will turn in a hard AND digital copy.  Turn in Window is 10/30-11/4

Tuesday: Quarter 1 Benchmark

Wednesday: a. THESIS STATEMENTS b.  Power Verbs c.  Academic Terms d.  Integrating Quotes

Thursday: Type Essay in class

Friday: Building a Democracy Introduction

This week in Ms. Alba’s Class: 10.21-10.25

Period 1:  Mexican American Literature & Culture

This week, Mexican American Literature & Culture will use questioning to find meaning in the Aztec sun stone, write Ekphrastic Poem inspired by David Botello’s murals, and meet local poet Marilyn Montano.

Monday: 1.)“David Botello Murals: “Read Between the Lines” & “Dream of Flight” 2.) Let the Stone Speak: A Mini Inquiry Project

Tuesday: 1.) Write an Ekphrastic Poem 2.) Let the Stone Speak: Mini Inquiry Project

Wednesday: Late Start: Let the Stone Speak Presentation Prep

Thursday: 1.) Finish Let the Stone Speak & Present 2.) Type Ekphrastic Poems

Friday: Guest Speak Marilyn Montano

Period 2 & 3:  AP Seminar

This week, AP Seminar after completing Question Formulation Technique will finalize TOPIC choice for “What if at Grove” Inquiry Project and begin to search for source to UNDERSTAND and ANALYZE the problem addressed by the project.  

Monday: Question Formulation Technique for Selected Foci

Tuesday: What’s the most promising TOPIC: Gallery Walk

Wednesday: 1.) What is CREDIBILITY 2.) Use the CRAAP test to Find CREDIBLE Journalistic Sources on TOPIC in context

Thursday: Find Journalistic Sources on TOPIC in context: One Editorial and One Informational text: Write Citations.

Friday: What is an annotated bibliography?  H.W. Find Video and select interview subject.

Period 5 & 6 English 3P Honors

This week, English 3P Honors will begin to an analysis of themes connected to ASSIMILATION in Jhumpa Lahiri’s The Namesake by participating in expert corners, literary circles, and Socratic Seminar. 

Monday: Progress Check The Namesake Ch. 6-9

Tuesday: Progress Check The Namesake Revision Ch. 6-9

Wednesday: The Namesake Chapter 10-12 Expert Corners and Literary Circles

H.W. Socratic Seminar Preparation & Begin to Prep for Final

Thursday: Socratic Seminar #2

Friday: The Namesake Final Timed Write

 

This week in Ms. Alba’s Class: 10.14-10.18

Period 1:  Mexican American Literature & Culture

This week, Mexican American Literature & Culture will present on the context after reading “Silence Concerning an Ancient Stone” by Rosario Castellanos, and write Ekphrastic Poem inspired by David Botello’s murals.

Monday: “Making Sense of Poetry for Rosario Castellanos’ poem “Silence Concerning and Ancient Stone”” Presentations

Tuesday: Tlamatinime Poetry “Where are the Roots of Men?” “Does man Possess any Truth?” “One Day we Must Go” and “Who am I?”

Wednesday: PSAT Day

Thursday:  “David Botello Murals: “Read Between the Lines” & “Dream of Flight”

Friday: “Dreams of Flight” Ekphrastic Poems

Period 2 & 3: AP Seminar

This week AP Seminar will develop “What if @ Grove” Presentations by Questioning and Exploring and Understanding & Analyzing issues selected.

Monday: 1.) What is Line of Reasoning?  How do we find it? 2.) Line of Reasoning and “This Article Won’t Change Your Mind” by Julie Beck for The Atlantic.

Tuesday: Socratic Seminar on “Why you think you are right even when you are wrong” and “This article won’t change your mind”

Wednesday: PSAT Day

Thursday: Introduction to Research: Question Formulation Technique

Friday: Understand and Analyze the Problem: Journalistic Sources

Period 5 & 6: English 3P Honors

This week, English 3P Honors Scholars will analyze the issues of ASSIMILATION through the subordinate characters and relationships in Chapters 6-9 of The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri.

Monday: Progress Check on The Namesake Ch. 1-5

H.W. Read and annotate Ch. 6-9 of The Namesake and Complete Chapter Summary that answers the essential question, “How do new characters and relationships reveal the limits of ASSIMILATION?” 

Tuesday: Progress Check Revision on The Namesake Ch. 6-9.

Wednesday: Expert Corners for Ch. 6-9 The Namesake

Thursday: Literary Circles for Ch. 6-9 The Namesake

Friday: Progress Check on Ch. 6-9 The Namesake

H.W. Finish The Namesake!  Complete Chapter Summary.

This week in Ms. Alba’s Class: 10.7-10.11

Period 1:  Mexican American Literature & Culture

This week, Mexican American Literature & Culture will study the context IDENTITY in Mexican American Literature and write poetry inspired by “Senior Picture” by Michelle Serros, “Silence Concerning an Ancient Stone” by Rosario Castellanos, and David Botello’s murals.

Monday: “Senior Picture” Found Poems

Tuesday: ” “Silence Concerning an Ancient Stone” a poem by Rosario Castellanos: Making Sense of Poetry 

Wednesday: (Late Start) David Botello’s “Read Between the Lines” Analysis

Thursday: Ekphrastic Poems inspired by David Botello

Friday: Poetry Cafe Day

Period 2 &3: AP Seminar

This week, AP Seminar will QUESTION & EXPLORE a SCHOOL PROBLEM and begin to contextualize arguments by identifying credible sources of information.  

Monday: 1.  Sign up for Portfolio 2. “What if” Brainstorm

Tuesday: 1. AP Class Section Instructions 2019 2. Identify Problems for Investigation: Coffeehouse Discussions

Wednesday: (Late Start) 1. “Why You think you are right even when you are wrong” by Julia Galef 2. Question Formulation Technique

Thursday: 1. Introduction to Credible Sources 2.  EBSCO Host

Friday: What is an annotated Bibliography and how why do you make one?

Period 3 & 4: English 3P Honors

MondayThe Namesake Ch. 1 & 2 Chapter SummaryThe Namesake Unit Map

H.W. Read and Summarize Ch. 3-5 by Wednesday, October 9: Complete Chapter Summary:

Tuesday: 1.) Definition of Assimilation 2.) “Indian Boy Love Song” by Sherman Alexie Analysis 3. Literary Circles for The Namesake Ch. 1-2

WednesdayThe Namesake Ch. 3-5 Chapter Summary Check and Expert Corners

H.W. Socratic Seminar on Friday 10/11 Read & Summarize Ch. 6-8 by Thursday 10/18

ThursdayThe Namesake Ch. 3-5 Chapter SummaryThe Namesake Unit Map

Friday: The Namesake Socratic Seminar

 

This week in Ms. Alba’s Class: 9.30-10.5

Period 1:  Mexican American Literature & Culture

This week, Mexican American Literature & Culture will study the context IDENTITY in Mexican American Literature and analyze it in “Senior Picture” by Michelle Serros, “Silence Concerning an Ancient Stone” by Rosario Castellanos.

Monday: Finish SUMMATIVE PARAGRAPHS

Tuesday: 1. Who was Michele Serros? Why did she write “Senior Picture”: Background video 2.  Close Read “What does the short story “Senior Picture Day” reveal about the narrator’s identity and her relationship to an “Indian” heritage?

Wednesday: 1. Quote Response 2. Close Read a Summary “Senior Picture”

Thursday: “A View From the Melting Pot” an Interview with Richard Rodriguez

Friday: 1.  3-2-1 Check In 2. “Silence Concerning an Ancient Stone” a poem by Rosario Castellanos: Making Sense of Poetry  2.) Turn in Notebooks: Rubric

AP Seminar: Period 2-3

Monday: 1. What are the power stance and glance? How can I use these to perform with effective poise, eye contact, and gestures?  2.  The Effective Opening: What are some strategies to get my audience’s attention and engagement? 

Tuesday: PVLEG Practice: students will present an argument using PVLEG strategies.

Wednesday:PVLEG Practice: students will present an argument using PVLEG strategies.

Thursday: PVLEG Reflection

Friday: The What If… Project: Introduction & Outline

 

English 3P Honors, Period 5-6

Monday: Progress Check 1.2 Irony and Anecdote in Amy Tan’s Mother Tongue & Richard Rodriguez’s “Blaxicans and Other Reinvented Americans”

TuesdayProgress Check Revision and Progress Check Reflection Log

H.W.) Read Viet Thanh NguyenThe Immigrant’s Fate is Everyone’s”

Wednesday: Socratic Seminar #2 Prep: Collection 1 Socratic SeminarSocratic Seminar Question Stems

Thursday: 1.) Collection 1 Socratic SeminarSocratic Seminar Evaluation Guide

Friday:  Cultural Exchange at the Library Media Center

H.W. Read Ch. 1-2 The Namesake by Jhumpa LahiriSummarize Chapters 

  • Big Question for Chapter 1-2 (pp. 1-47): How does Lahiri’s characterization of Ashoke and Ashima begin to introduce the idea of ASSIMILATION to the reader? How does it compare to Richard Rodriguez’s stance in “Blaxicans and Other Invented Americans”?