This week in Ms. Alba’s Class: 2.10-2.13

Mexican American Literature: Period 1

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.” 

Monday: “Why Ethnic Studies Matter” by Ron Espiritu: Dialectical Journal

Tuesday: “Why not Ethnic Studies” PBS NewsHour: Dialectical Journal

Wednesday:  Philsophical Chairs (Handout)

Thursday: Finish Philsophical Chairs (Handout) Start “Half Like Me” by Al Madrigal

AP Seminar: Period 2 & 3

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.  Group Folders 2. Identify the problem with your Topic 3.) QFT with PROBLEM FOCUS

Tuesday: 1. Write Research Purpose Statement

Wednesday: Finalize Research Question

Thursday: Research Day 1.) Report Back on Article 2.) H.W. Find three articles and use SOAPS or Summary Template to Add to Annotated Bibliography

English 3P Honors: Period 5 & 6

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 A New Birth of Freedom: Lincoln Douglass

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: Finish Reading What to the Slave is the Fourth of July by Frederick Douglass: complete TPCCC Analysis that also evaluates the use of RHETORICAL TRIANGLE.

Thursday:  Write a Compare and Contrast Summary of Lincoln and Douglass

 

 

This week in Ms. Alba’s Class: 2.3-2.7

Mexican American Literature and Culture: Period 1

The week’s ESSENTIAL QUESTION: Why Ethnic Studies?  What does it have to do with you? 

Monday: The Dangers of Single Story by Chimamanda Adichie: Cornell Notes

Tuesday: 1.) Analytical Summary on The Dangers of a Single Story 2.) Zine Cover: Title and Symbol

Wednesday (LATE START): 1.)  Judge my Book Zine Cover: Title and Symbol and Bio

Thursday: 1. Introduction to THEMES and ISSUES in ETHNIC STUDIES: Why Ethnic Studies Matters? By Ron Espiritu

Friday: “Inocente”: How do art and culture give Inocente a sense of place and identity?

AP Seminar: Period 2 & 3

This week we will be building TEAMs with clear agreements on a system of process, support, and accountability.  

Monday: Team Vision and Mission 2.) Team Names 3.) Project Charter

Tuesday: 1.) Finish Project Charter 2.) Begin Topic Selection

Wednesday (LATE START): Draft Research Question using Question Formulation Technique

Thursday: Finalize TOPIC and Decide on Disciplinary Focus

Friday: Write Individual Research Proposals with Discipline Focus

HW.  Revise Speeches and Complete form for YOUTH SPEAK essay contest.  

English 3P Honors: Period 5 & 6

This week we will be analyzing the concept of Freedom and the historical context of Collection 4: The New Birth of Freedom.

Monday: 1.) Read the Civil War and Reconstruction pp. 277-278 and write Haiku 2.) Begin Historical Thought Leaders Gallery Walk

Tuesday: 1.) Thought Leaders FREEDOM Gallery Walk: Collect Quotes 2.) Collect Responses 3.) Write Reflection

Wednesday (Late Start): Freedom Found Poems

Thursday: 1.) Re-read “Runagate Runagate  by Robert Hayden: What is the effect of Hayden’s use ALLUSIONs and multiple voices in “Runagate, Runagate”

Friday: Type 1.) Freedom Reflection 2) 2 poems of choice and and 3.) Summarize “Runagate Runagate” by Robert Hayden

First week of 2020 Spring Semester in Ms. Alba’s Class: 1.28-1.31

Mexican American Literature: Period 1

Tuesday:1.) Class Orientation & Tech Connect  2.) Mexican American Literature Syllabus3.)“Advice to Young Poets”  Quick Analysis

Wednesday: 1.) In Lak Kech: Community Agreements & Poem Analysis

Thursday: 1.)What’s in a Name? (LINES OF COMMUNICATION)

Friday: “Judge a book” by the Cover set up class Portfolio

AP Seminar: Period 2 & 3

Tuesday: 1.) Introduction to Task 1 of AP Seminar Portfolio 2.) Speech Debrief and Turn In 3.) Creativity

Wednesday: TMP Reflection H.W. TIPP3C for Performance Task 1

Thursday: IRR Rubric Reflection  H.W. DUE FRIDAY FlipGrid Interviews & Team Request: What did you learn about being successful in a team by participating in the MOCK TMP?  How will you apply this learning to the first AP Seminar Performance Task that includes an IRR and TMP?

Friday: Topic Selection & Research Proposal Guide

English 3P Honors: Period 3 & 4

Tuesday:  1. Unit Introduction: Robeson Collection Quote Analysis 2.  Freedom Collective Poems

Wednesday: 1. Freedom Collective Poems Revision 2. Read “Civil War and Reconstruction” p. 277

Thursday: 1.)  FOUND POEMS on  “Civil War and Reconstruction” p. 277  b.)  Gallery Walk: Views of Freedom: FREEDOM Gallery Walk

Friday: 1.) “Runagate Runagate  by Robert Hayden 2.) Found poem Workshop

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