English 3P Honors Weekly Updates: 4.3-4.7

Monday: Harlem Renaissance Multimedia Project

Unit Goal: After researching Harlem Renaissance artists and writers, students will create a presentation which highlights the movement’s contributions to discourse on American EQUALITY.

Objective: After research Harlem Renaissance thinker/artist/ writer, selecting a text to summarize and analyze, students will SELECT appropriate presentation software.

  1. Multimedia Project Rubric
  2. Continue Task 4: Presentation Prep

HW. The Great Gatsby Ch. 3-5 Summary & Expert Focus; Harlem Renaissance MultiMedia Project & 3.20-4.7 Notebook Due Friday

Tuesday: The Great Gatsby Ch. 3-5 Check In

Unit Goal: After researching Harlem Renaissance artists and writers, students will create a presentation which highlights the movement’s contributions to discourse on American EQUALITY.

Objective: After research Harlem Renaissance thinker/artist/ writer, selecting a text to summarize and analyze, students will SELECT appropriate presentation software.

  1. Summarize Chapters Check for The Great Gatsby Ch. 3-5: Who is Jay Gatsby? What qualities make him an ANTIHERO?
  2. Padlet Online Discussion
  3. Continue Harlem Renaissance Project

HW. Ch. 1-5 Socratic Seminar Questions Due Thursday; Harlem Renaissance MultiMedia Project & 3.20-4.7 Notebook Due Friday

Wednesday: Late Start

Unit Goal: After researching Harlem Renaissance artists and writers, students will create a presentation which highlights the movement’s contributions to discourse on American EQUALITY.

Objective: After research Harlem Renaissance thinker/artist/ writer, selecting a text to summarize and analyze, students will SELECT appropriate presentation software.

  1. Continue Task 4: Presentation Prep

HW. Ch. 1-5 Socratic Seminar Questions Due Thursday; Harlem Renaissance MultiMedia Project & 3.20-4.7 Notebook Due Friday

Thursday: Socratic Seminar

Unit Goal: By reading and annotating F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel The Great Gatsby, students will be able to 1.) evaluate philosophical attitudes and views of the American Dream and 2.) identify Modernist features of subversion, alienation, and antiheroes 3.) analyze the use of symbolism and archetype to convey theme.

Objective:

–Discuss the symbolic value of Nick Carraway & Jay Gatsby as Modernist archetypes.

Evaluate the influence of MODERNIST texts and ideas on American culture, society and literary themes.

  1. The Great Gatsby Socratic Seminar Ch. 3-5

HW. Ch. 1-5 Socratic Seminar Questions Due Thursday; Harlem Renaissance MultiMedia Project & 3.20-4.7 Notebook Due Friday

Friday: Harlem Renaissance Digital Conference

Unit Goal: After researching Harlem Renaissance artists and writers, students will create a presentation which highlights the movement’s contributions to discourse on American EQUALITY.

Objective: After research Harlem Renaissance thinker/artist/ writer, selecting a text to summarize and analyze, students will SELECT appropriate presentation software.

  1. Instructions
  2. 10 Minute Conference Sessions
  3. Peer Feedback

HW. Finish The Great Gatsby and write Summary!

English 3P Honors: 3.27-3.31

Monday:

Unit Goal: After researching Harlem Renaissance artists and writers, students will create a presentation which highlights the movement’s contributions to discourse on American EQUALITY.

Objective: After research Harlem Renaissance thinker/artist/ writer, students will select a text to summarize and analyze.

Agenda:

  1.  Research 3-2-1 Check In 3 things you have learned about your SUBJECT, 2 things you want to learn more about, 1 question you will explore today
  2. Select Textual Examples which best reveal author/artist/musician/ thinker’s ideas. (1 song/ performance for music, 3 quotes for novelists/ political thinkers, 1 poem for poets, 3 art pieces for artists.
  3. Complete Analytical Summary Template/ SOAPS

HW. Gatsby Ch. 1-2 Summary. Also be prepared to discuss and share your expertise. Quarter 3 Benchmark 

Tuesday:

Unit Goal: After researching Harlem Renaissance artists and writers, students will create a presentation which highlights the movement’s contributions to discourse on American EQUALITY.

Objective: After research Harlem Renaissance thinker/artist/ writer, students will select a text to summarize and analyze.

Agenda:

  1.  Gatsby Summary Check In & Expertise Padlet Conversation
  2. Finish Task 3: Complete Analytical Summary Template/ SOAPS

HW. Gatsby Ch. 1-2 Summary. Also be prepared to discuss and share your expertise. Quarter 3 Benchmark 

Wednesday: Quarter 3 Benchmark

Thursday:

Unit Goal: After researching Harlem Renaissance artists and writers, students will create a presentation which highlights the movement’s contributions to discourse on American EQUALITY.

Objective: After research Harlem Renaissance thinker/artist/ writer, selecting a text to summarize and analyze, students will SELECT appropriate presentation software.

  1. Research 3-2-1 Check In 3 things you have learned about your SUBJECT, 2 things you want to learn more about, 1 question you will explore today
  2. Task 4: Select Presentation Software

 

Presentation Technology Options for Harlem Renaissance Project

Today’s workplaces require that meet the demand for a new type of audience that has come to expect easy to access digital information. This requires that we become familiar with tools that make us adept to communicate through the use of captivating images and digital media.

The Harlem Renaissance Research Project is a wonderful opportunity to learn to create a visually stimulating presentations and familiarize ourselves with tools to communicate our messages and learning effectively.  Your final project will be evaluated by a real audience that will include peers who like you demand high quality visuals and audio that keep them interested.

Below is a menu of a few of the favorite tools that are available. CHOOSE WISELY!

The tool you choose should be compatible with you and your partner’s vision, intent, and skill.  DO NOT select something that will make life more complicated than it needs to be.  There is nothing worse than spending more time trying to figure out the tech than you do on the research and content.

I also recommend that you visit youtube to see some tutorials and samples.  For those of you who are not feeling adventurous, feel free keep it simple with Google Slides an then use a screen cast software to add audio.

Whatever the means, the point is for you to showcase your ideas and to have a tool that you can use later to showcase your ideas and basic tech know-how.

Google Slides – create and edit presentations online, for free.

https://www.google.com/slides/about/

 Create a new presentation and edit with others at the same time. Get stuff done with or without an internet connection. Use Slides to edit PowerPoint files.

Prezi: Presentation Software | Online Presentation Tools

https://prezi.com/

 The presentation software that uses motion, zoom, and spatial relationships to bring your ideas to life and make you a great presenter.

PowToon | Create Animated Videos for Work or Play

https://www.powtoon.com/

 Make animated videos that look super professional in just a few minutes with PowToon. It’s easy. It’s free. It’s totally awesome!

Presentation Templates – Canva

https://www.canva.com/templates/presentations/

 Create your next awesome presentation with our stunning presentation templates. Completely online and free to personalize.

FlipSnack

https://www.flipsnack.com/

 FlipSnack is a flipbook software that lets teachers and students convert PDF documents into Flash page flip digital publications.

Screencastify (Screen Video Recorder) – Chrome Web Store

Screencastify is the easiest way to Record, Edit, Annotate, Store, and Share video screen captures.

Screencast-O-Matic

https://screencast-o-matic.com/

 ScreencastOMatic is trusted by millions of users to create and share screen recordings

Movenote

https://www.movenote.com/

 Movenote is a one-of-a-kind video presentation tool online and on your portable devices. Movenote is incredibly versatile and is being used in education

Haiku Deck: Presentation Software | Online Presentation Tools

https://www.haikudeck.com/

Presentations That Inspire. Meet Haiku Deck, a completely new kind of presentation software. We make telling your story simple, beautiful, and fun. Get Started.

English 3P Honors Weekly Updates: 3.20-3.25

Monday:

Unit Goal: After researching Harlem Renaissance artists and writers, students will create a presentation which highlights the movement’s contributions to discourse on American EQUALITY.

Objective: After Close Reading Langston Hughes’s poem “Theme for English B” students will analyze point of view and tone to convey theme by writing an analytical summary.

Agenda:

  1.  Table of Contents Notebook Set Up: 3.20-4.7 .  Item 3.20 Langston Hughes Background & “Theme for English B”
  2. While watching Background Video complete Author Background Circle Map and Paragraph Frame
  3. Close Read “Theme for English B” by Langston Hughes in PODS
  4. Individually: Complete Analytical Summary

Tuesday:

Unit Goal: After researching Harlem Renaissance artists and writers, students will create a presentation which highlights the movement’s contributions to discourse on American EQUALITY.

Objective: After analyzing imagery and symbols in Lois Maillou Jones’ “Ascent from Ethiopia” in a coffeehouse discussion students will identify themes by writing a practice thesis.

Agenda:

  1. 3-2-1 Check In
  2. Check Out The Great Gatsby 
  3. Introduction to Modernism

HW.  Watch Video and write background paragraph on F. Scott Fitzgerald

Wednesday: Collaboration Day Schedule

Unit Goal:After reading and analyzing  Modernist literature & F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, students will write an essay that analyzes the author’s use of symbolism and archetypes to convey Modernist theme(s) and aesthetic features.

Objective: Explore Aesthetic and Philosophical Features in American Modernist Literature

Agenda:

  1. Author Background Circle Map and Paragraph Frame: Homework Check
  2. Features of Modernism in The Great Gatsby
  3. Annotation Guides for novel’s exposition -1.) Identify and describe the novel’s narrator.  a.) How does Fitzgerald introduce a disillusioned tone in Ch. 1-2 through the narrator’s point of view? b.)Why does the term unreliable narrator accurately describe Nick Carraway? 2.) How does the narrator describe the novel’s protagonist, Jay Gatsby?  Does he admire Gatsby or find him repulsive? 3.) How does the narrator reveal his feeling about The Buchanan’s through the mood of his first meeting with them?

HW.   Summarize Chapters of The Great Gatsby by Tuesday, March 28

Thursday: Harlem Renaissance Projects Task 1 Day 1

Unit Goal:  After researching Harlem Renaissance artists and writers, students will create a presentation which highlights the movement’s contributions to discourse on American EQUALITY.

  1. Dream Deferred Quick Analysis
  2. Harlem Renaissance Project Instructions:

    I. Pre-Reading: Research Step1: Choose a subject

    II.  Reading:  Webquest on Element and Personality of the Movement & Find Credible Sources

    III.  Post Reading: Research Step 2: Write a background paragraph on subject & Works Cited Page

HW.   Summarize Chapters of The Great Gatsby by Tuesday, March 28

Friday: Harlem Renaissance Projects Task 1 Day 2

Unit Goal:  After researching Harlem Renaissance artists and writers, students will create a presentation which highlights the movement’s contributions to discourse on American EQUALITY.

  1. Dream Deferred Quick Analysis
  2. Harlem Renaissance Project Instructions:

    I. Pre-Reading: Research Step1: Choose a subject

    II.  Reading:  Webquest on Element and Personality of the Movement & Find Credible Sources

    III.  Post Reading: Research Step 2: Write a background paragraph on subject & Works Cited Page

HW.   Summarize Chapters of The Great Gatsby by Tuesday, March 28

Mexican American Literature and Culture Weekly Updates: 3.13-3.17

Monday

Essential Question: What is the truth of our identity?

Agenda:

  1.  Read Ch. 11 of Into the Beautiful North by Luis Alberto Urrea
  2. Quote Analysis: Brenda Shoshana
  3. Close Read 1: “How I Became a Mexican” by Frank Mundo

Tuesday

Essential Question: What is the truth of our identity?

Agenda:

  1.  Read Ch. 12 of Into the Beautiful North by Luis Alberto Urrea
  2. Close Read 2: “How I Became a Mexican” by Frank Mundo
  3. Analysis & Discussion: Literature Circles

English 3P Honors Weekly Updates: 3.13-3.17

Monday: Progress Check Assessment “The Journey” and Naturalist Features in XXII-XXXIII of The Awakening

Unit Goal:

  1. Progress Check 5.4 Assessment

Homework: Finish The Awakening Summary for Ch. XXXIII-XXXIX

Tuesday: Naturalist Features in XXXIII-XXXIX of The Awakening

Unit Goal:

  1. Summary Check 2. The Awakening Literary Circles 3. Is Edna really a feminist?: Read “The Awakening and Learning to Swim” by Barbara Kingsolver

Homework: Socratic Seminar Question Stems

Wednesday: The Awakening Final Socratic Seminar

Unit Goal:

  1. Final Socratic Seminar: Evaluation Guide
  2. Homework: Realism Timed Write Prep Tool

Thursday: The Awakening Final

Unit Goal:

Homework: N/A

Friday: Introduction to Modernism & The Jazz Age

Unit Goal:

Mexican American Literature: 3.6-3.10

Monday: Why Ethnic Studies Socratic Seminar Preparation Day

Essential Question:  Why Ethnic Studies?

Agenda:

  1. Read Ch. 10 of Into the Beautiful North (Post It Exchange)
  2. Socratic Seminar Introduction: Question Preparations
  3. Half Like Me

Tuesday: Why Ethnic Studies Socratic Seminar

Essential Question:  Why Ethnic Studies?

Agenda:

  1. Introduction to Socratic Seminar
  2. Socratic Seminar
  3. Socratic Seminar Evaluation

Wednesday: Why Ethnic Studies Reflection (Late Start)

Essential Question:  Why Ethnic Studies?

Agenda:

  1. Into the Beautiful North by Luis Alberto Urrea
  2. Half Like Me by Al Madrigal

English 3P Honors Weekly Updates: 3.6-3.10

Monday: Progress Check Assessment for Mark Twain’s “The Lowest Animal” and Ch. XI-XXII

Unit Goal:

  1. Progress Check Assessment for Mark Twain’s “The Lowest Animal” & The Awakening XI-XXII

Homework: BRING CLOSE READERS TOMORROW and Read The Awakening   & Summary XXII-XXXII due TOMORROW

Tuesday: Introduction to Edith Wharton & Psychological Realism

Unit Goal:

  1. Summary Check for XXII-XXXII 2.Quote Analysis 3. Introduction to Edith Wharton & Psychological Realism 

Homework: BRING CLOSE READERS TOMORROW and Read The Awakening   & Summary XXXIII-XXXIX due March 13

Wednesday: Discuss Edith Wharton & Psychological Realism: Late Start

Unit Goal:

  1. Discuss “The Journey” by Edith Wharton (Close Reader 91-104) 

Homework: BRING CLOSE READERS TOMORROW and Read The Awakening   & Summary XXXIII-XXXIX due March 13

Thursday: Naturalist Features in XXII-XXXIII of The Awakening

Unit Goal:

  1. Finish “A Journey” by Edith Wharton (Close Reader 91-104) 2. Naturalist Features Literary Circles for The Awakening

Homework: BRING CLOSE READERS TOMORROW Progress Check 4: The Journey and The Awakening

Friday: Progress Check: “The Journey” and Naturalist Features in XXII-XXXIII of The Awakening

Unit Goal:

  1. Progress Check 5.4

Homework: Finish The Awakening

Mexican American Literature & Culture Weekly Updates: 2.27-3.4

Monday: Identity Confusion

Essential Question: What is identity?  How does race/ethnicity affect our identity?

Agenda:

 

  1. Read Into the Beautiful North by Luis Alberto Urrea
  2. Half Like Me

Tuesday: Walter Muneton, Board Member

Essential Question:  Why Ethnic Studies?

Wednesday: Why Ethnic Studies Socratic Seminar Preparation

Essential Question:  Why Ethnic Studies?

Agenda:

  1. Read Ch. 9 of Into the Beautiful North (Post It Exchange)
  2. Walter Muneton Reflection and Thank You Letter
  3. Close Read “Why ethnic studies programs are good for California, and America” by Noah Remnick

Thursday: Why Ethnic Studies Socratic Seminar Preparation

Essential Question:  Why Ethnic Studies?

Agenda:

  1. Read Ch. 9 of Into the Beautiful North (Post It Exchange)
  2. Finish reading “ Rift in Arizona as Latino Class Is Found Illegal
  3. Write a Summary  Article

Frdiay: Why Ethnic Studies Socratic Seminar Preparation Day 2

Essential Question:  Why Ethnic Studies?

Agenda:

  1. Read Ch. 9 of Into the Beautiful North (Post It Exchange)
  2. Read & Discuss Op-Ed “Why Ethnic Studies are good for California and America” by Noah Remnick