Sunday, December 2, 2012

Weekly Agendas 12.3-12.14


MONDAY-TUESDAY
Review more of Chapter 4
Group Work
-annotate articles and outline important information
-review rubric
-sample article and citations
-layout: visuals, etc.

WEDNESDAY
SSR #16
HW Read Chapter 5 and 3Qs

THURSDAY-FRIDAY
Review Chapter 5
-impressions
Group Work
-editing and final layout

Vocabinum
-4 teams
Who will earn the most points??
HW Work on Newspaper

WEEK FOUR 12.10-12.14
MONDAY
Read “An Anniversary to Forget”
-Read around marginalia
--respond to each other's margin notes in conversation form
Excerpts” Akira Kurasawa’s DREAMS
-note cultural commentary and motifs
HW “Nuclear Worksheet”

TUESDAY
More excerpts Kurasawa
Group Work
-finalize

WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY
Share Newspaper Highlights!
Fishbowl Socratic Seminar
-10 minutes in each group
-discuss “Nuclear Worksheet”
Review Persuasive Writing
-authentic audience
-fallacies
-counterargument
-citing sources
(credibility, bias, integrating)
-paraphrasing vs. direct quotation
-signal phrases
-transitions
-format

PREPARE for the final:
Review your foldables, your notes on persuasive writing and any support materials on Hiroshima.  Bring all of your materials to your final date.
1 timed writing essay:
20 multiple choice questions

December 17th + 18th

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Weekly Agenda 11/26-11/30


MONDAY
Review chapters 2 & 3: discussion
-characterization
-timeline
-etiology
-essential questions
HW Conduct a Parent Interview: Ask your parents 3 essential questions about nuclear arms.

TUESDAY
“Obligations” handout
-military behavior (WWII)
-National Character Studies (WWII)
HW Read Chapter 4 for FRIDAY and 3Qs

WEDNESDAY
SSR
#15

THURSDAY
“An Anniversary to Forget”
-Read around marginalia
--respond to each other's margin notes in conversation form
Group Research Newspaper: students will be assigned to groups of 5.  Each member will have a topic to research and write a new style article.  Some members will be responsible for layout and visuals.  
-to add to your newspaper, include period advertisements, comics, etc.
-August 1945
DUE next FRIDAY, DEC 7th.
HW Begin Research, bring in articles and materials tomorrow.

FRIDAY
Review Chapter 4
Group Work.


-Nuclear Worksheet
Persuasive Essay Style (synthesis-lite)
-authentic audience
-fallacies
-counterargument
-citing sources
(credibility, bias, integrating)
-paraphrasing vs. direct quotation
-signal phrases
-transitions
-format
Excerpt from Kurosawa’s Dreams
Fishbowl Socratic Seminar

Sunday, November 18, 2012

HIROSHIMA by John Hersey

MONDAY

Chapter 1Discussion
-discuss journalistic style and tone
SOAPSTone analysis
-subject
-overview
-audience
-purpose
-style
-tone
(how do Hersey’s choice of adjectives influence the reader’s perception of the survivor’s experience)
Two recommended reading books to complement HIROSHIMA (optional)
HW Read Chapter 2 and 3Qs for Tuesday

TUESDAY
Review Chapters 2
-characterization
-structure
-point of view
HW Read Chapters 3&4 and 3Qs for Monday

WEDNESDAY
SSR
Journal #14
HW Conduct a Parent Interview

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!

NEXT
-population behavior
-“Obligations” handout
-military behavior (WWII)
-National Character Studies (WWII)
“An Anniversary to Forget”
-marginalia
-reaction to the end
-Nuclear Worksheet
Persuasive Essay Style (synthesis-lite)
-authentic audience
-fallacies
-counterargument
-citing sources
(credibility, bias, integrating)
-paraphrasing vs. direct quotation
-signal phrases
-transitions
-format
Excerpt from Kurosawa’s Dreams
Fishbowl Socratic Seminar

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Weekly Agenda 11/13-11/16

Hiroshima by John Hersey

TUESDAY
Introduction to Hiroshima
K.W.L Notes
-Statistics
-images
Reflection and Freewrite
HW Business Letter is due to turnitin.com by 11:59 WED.  No hard copy necessary, will be graded online.

WEDNESDAY
SSR (Free choice, or see list of complementary titles to Hiroshima)
Self-grade and turn in journals.

THURSDAY/FRIDAY

Begin Jennings’ documentary
-notes
-reflect on who were the key players; how decisions were made; what factors were taken into consideration before the bomb was dropped
Excerpts from other bomb test-site footage

HW Read Chapter 1 and 3Qs for Monday



NEXT
SOAPSTone analysis
-subject
-overview
-audience
-purpose
-style
-tone
(how do Hersey’s choice of adjectives influence the reader’s perception of the survivor’s experience)
-characterization
-structure
-point of view
-population behavior
-“Obligations” handout
-military behavior (WWII)
-National Character Studies (WWII)
“An Anniversary to Forget”
-marginalia
-reaction to the end
-Nuclear Worksheet
Persuasive Essay Style (synthesis-lite)
-authentic audience
-fallacies
-counterargument
-citing sources
(credibility, bias, integrating)
-paraphrasing vs. direct quotation
-signal phrases
-transitions
-format
Excerpt from Kurosawa’s Dreams

Prepare for the final
-outline essay
Fishbowl Socratic Seminar






Sunday, November 4, 2012

Weekly Agenda 11/5-11/9

PERSUASIVE WRITING
-end of grading period this week-

MONDAY-TUESDAY
Check Authentic Address
FOLDABLES
-brainstorm plan
Students Sample
Textbook model
-rubric
Check 1st draft
-peer review
HW Due Thursday, 2nd draft.

WEDNESDAY
SSR
#13

THURSDAY-FRIDAY
Additional persuasive essays
-identify parts and answer questions
HW Final draft due MONDAY to turnitin.com by 11:59

NEXT
Hiroshima

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Updated Weekly Agenda 10/29-11/2

Persuasive Writing

MONDAY
Return Book Reports
-review and apply corrections to 1984 Essay
Foldables
-define terms and share examples
HW 1984 Essay due tonight by 11:59 pm to turnitin.com

TUESDAY
Foldables
-apply terms to essay, "Too Much Pressure"
Business Letter Assignment
HW Brainstorm an individual, organization or company you would like to write a persuasive letter to.

WEDNESDAY
SSR
#11

THURSDAY-FRIDAY
"Too Much Pressure" Qs
Finish Foldables
Look at SAMPLE student letters
-identify parts
Consider Rubric
-practice norming on SAMPLE
HW Write a draft for TUESDAY

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Weekly Agenda 10.22-10.26

1984

MONDAY-TUESDAY
Check and peer Edit 2nd drafts
-FLTs
-style guide
-semicolon practice
-passive voice
Pair Share Quote Analysis
Edit 3rd Drafts
Read-Around
Final Edits
HW Final Draft due to turnitin.com Oct. 26, hardcopy Monday
Bring free choice tomorrow

WEDNESDAY
SSR
Journal #9

THURSDAY-FRIDAY
Begin Persuasive Writing notes
pathos, ethos, logos
-organization
-claim and counterclaims
SAMPLES


Saturday, October 13, 2012

Weekly Agenda 10/-10/19

1984 and  Equilibrium

MONDAY-TUESDAY
YOUR BOOK REPORT IS DUE MONDAY BY 11:59pm to turnitin.com
Equilibrium, the movie.
Assignment: Movie Review-  write a short 3 paragraph review that summarizes the movie, reviews the performances and quality of the movie and then compares it to 1984.  DUE to turnitin.com FRIDAY, Oct. 19th.  No Hard Copy necessary.  This assignment will be graded on turnitin on the 3-pt scale.  

HW Bring essential quotations from 1984 in with some analysis.


WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY
Essay Topics
-pair share quote analysis
-evidence and analysis
-peer edits
-teacher review
-draft read arounds
HW 1st typed draft THURSDAY; 2nd due FRIDAY; Optional 3rd draft due MONDAY.

NEXT WEEK
Final peer edit
-transitions
-colons, semi-colons
-passive voice
-FLTs
ESSAY DUE FRIDAY, OCT. 26th to turnitin.com, hardcopy MONDAY.




Thursday, October 11, 2012

Weekly Agenda 10/8-10/12 (Wow, I forgot to publish...so sorry!)

1984  by George Orwell

MONDAY
BOOK REPORT cont'
-student sample
-your theme paragraphs
-reflection
--synonyms for "shows"
--transitional expressions
HW See reading schedule
AND, brainstorm thesis for book report

TUESDAY
Focus on Character
-Winston's motivation, short-sightedness, pitfalls
-3-level questions
-anticipating the ending
HW READ, READ, READ!!

WEDNESDAY
SSR
Journal #8

THURSDAY
Discuss ending.
-final symbolism
-implications for modern times

PEER EDIT??
HW Work on Book Report

FRIDAY
Begin Equilibrium

NEXT WEEK
Book Report Due OCTOBER 15th to turnitin.com by 11:59pm, hard copy Tuesday
1984  Essay Prompts
-creating global thesis
-drafting/outline
-writing
-revising
-editing
-finalizing
Fishbowl Seminar?
More movie

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Weekly Agenda 10/1-10/5

1984

MONDAY
SEATING CHART
Character Venn Gallery Walk
Notes to Discussion:  Explain events in the text based on the 3 Party slogans (governing principles)
Review Questions and clarify ideas in Goldstein's book
HW See Reading Schedule

TUESDAY
Pair Share Quote Analysis
-isolate a significant passage from the text
-in pairs, freewrite analysis
-swap and respond to each other's analysis
-discuss
HW Bring Independent Reading Book for Friday

WEDNESDAY
--Grades posted today--
Self-grade and turn in Journals
SSR

THURSDAY
Movie Permission Slip
3-Q discussion
Complete s/m/t chart from last Friday's notes
HW Find a significant quotation from your independent book

FRIDAY
Review Book Report requirements; review 6pt rubric
-finish independent book by next Wed.
-Book Report due Oct 15th to turnitin.com
Create thesis about selected quotation
HW Catch up on reading
Get permission slip signed by MONDAY

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Weekly Agenda 9/24-9/28

1984

MONDAY
Book Review Questions
Share Interviews
-draw connections to Winston
3-level Q. discussion
HW See reading schedule
1984 is split up into 3 books with chapters in between, you will be required to read approximately 20 pages per every 3 days.

READ
Book 1, Chapter 1 for Friday 9/7
Book 1, Chapters 2-4 for Monday 9/10
Book 1, Chapters 5-6 for Thursday 9/13
Book 1, Chapters 7-8 for Tuesday 9/18

Book 2, Chapters 1-3 for Thursday 9/20
Book 2, Chapters 4-6 for Monday 9/24
Book 2, Chapters 7-8 for Thursday 9/27
Book 2, (p166 or stop where Ignorance is Strength begins) for Monday 10/1
Book 2, Chapters 9-10 for Thursday 10/4

Book 3, Chapters 1-2 for Monday 10/8
Book 3, Finish book for Thursday 10/11

TUESDAY
Body Biography Venn Diagram
-see board instructions
For two characters, find evidence that matches parts pf their body.  For example, for their brain, you might find evidence for what they are thinking.  For their heart, you might find evidence of something they feel or love.
-classwork
DUE MONDAY

WEDNESDAY
Local Holiday

THURSDAY
3-level Q discussion
Book Review Qs
Self-grade and turn in your journals.  
This week marks the end of Grading period 1, grades will be pulled next week and sent home in a progress report.  Please take time to look at your grades.
HW See reading Journal

FRIDAY
Add to symbols list
Read and discuss key excerpts: pp 114, 119, 128-9, 132.
What is the difference between the Inner and Outer party
HW Character Venn due Monday


Monday, September 17, 2012

Weekly Agenda 9/18-9/21

1984

TUESDAY
Peer Review Theme Paragraphs
-MLA format
-transitional expressions
Class Share Book Review Qs
-collect for credit
HW See Reading Schedule
AND, type revised paragraph with new MLA and turn in to turnitin.com by 11:59pm WED.

WEDNESDAY
SSR
Journal Entry #6

THURSDAY
Taj Fel's Social Identity Theory
-notes
-application to high school
-application to 1984
HW Conduct an interview of your peers for journal #7, due MONDAY
Interview: Do you belong to a group at school?  If so, what would you call your group if you had to name them?  Do you associate with people from other groups?  Are there any groups you think have a negative reputation?  Etc.

FRIDAY
Work on Book Review Questions
SSR
HW See Reading Schedule

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Weekly Agenda 9/10-9/14

1984

MONDAY
Vocabulary List
-charting
-funsheet
Quiz Friday
More discussion
-terms
-3Qs
HW see reading schedule and 3Qs

TUESDAY
-early release-
symbol/motif/theme
HW finish worksheet

WEDNESDAY
SSR
Journal #5
HW see reading schedule and 3Qs

THURSDAY
Review readings
-3Q class discussion
HW Write a Theme Statement

FRIDAY
Share theme statement
Vocab Quiz
Book Review Questions
HW Finish Book Review


Monday, September 3, 2012

1984 Reading Schedule

1984 is split up into 3 books with chapters in between, you will be required to read approximately 20 pages per every 3 days.

READ
Book 1, Chapter 1 for Friday 9/7
Book 1, Chapters 2-4 for Monday 9/10
Book 1, Chapters 5-6 for Thursday 9/13
Book 1, Chapters 7-8 for Tuesday 9/18

Book 2, Chapters 1-3 for Thursday 9/20
Book 2, Chapters 4-6 for Monday 9/24
Book 2, Chapters 7-8 for Thursday 9/27
Book 2, (p166 or stop where Ignorance is Strength begins) for Monday 10/1
Book 2, Chapters 9-10 for Thursday 10/4

Book 3, Chapters 1-2 for Monday 10/8
Book 3, Finish book for Thursday 10/11

Friday, August 31, 2012

Weekly Agenda 9/4-9/7

TUESDAY
The Glass Castle baseline essay

WEDNESDAY
SSR
Journal Entry #4
Get books: 1984
HW Read Chapter 1 for Friday and complete 3-level questions

THURSDAY
cont' discussing symbols and motifs
Orwell Biography
-Cornell Notes
-3Qs and discuss
HW Look up key terms relating to 1984: communisim, socialism, Marxism, dystopia, Orwellian, Big Brother, Stalinism

FRIDAY
Descartes Quotation Quickwrite
'Thumbprint" poem
-explication in pairs
Discuss key terms
Discuss Chapter 1
HW See reading schedule, print it out and use it as a bookmark.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Weekly Agenda 8/27-8/31

MONDAY
Create portfolios
Discuss Kindred

  • title and implication
  • questions of genre
  • 3-level questions discussion and review text
  • characterization: dynamic, static, foil
Greater discussion about figurative language
HW Due Wednesday, compare The Glass Castle  to Kindred

TUESDAY
Continue discussion about figurative language; find examples of the following terms in Kindred:
  • characterization
  • irony
  • metaphor
  • simile
  • imagery
  • personification/pathetic fallacy
  • digression
  • conflict/parallel conflicts
  • symbol
  • motif
  • theme
  • s/m/t chart
Practice Glossary Entry

WEDNESDAY
Review homework
Article relating to The Glass Castle
-close reading
-practice reading journal format #1
HW The Glass Castle-Write a glossary entry for a literary term of your choice.

THURSDAY
Check glossary entries.
Journal Entry #2: in a thoughtful paragraph, explore time travel as a metaphor; as it relates to slavery, and how it makes the narrative unique and the message more persuasive.
-alienation
In class literary terms quiz, partner work.
HW Finish literary terms quiz for tomorrow

FRIDAY
Journal Entry #3: Read Octavia Butler interview and write a short essay (4 paragraphs).  See prompt.
-swap and peer response
-"How well did their response negotiate the prompt?"
-"What did they well; what needs improvement?"
Structure
-format/grammar/mechanics
-evidence and argument
-vocabulary and sentence structure
HW Timed Writing Tuesday

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Weekly Agenda 8/22-8/24

Welcome to the 2012/2013 School Year!

Wednesday
-Welcome
The Glass Castle
-3-levels Questions
HW HW Create User for turnitin.com (ID# 5390843, PASS: Stevens); 
Email msstevens@gmail.com with user email and password
Sign up with email on homework blog

Thursday
The Art of Close Reading
-annotation
-questioning
-clarifying
-collect & connect
Terms: contrast, dichotomy, juxtaposition 
The Glass Castle excerpt
HW complete dichotomy worksheet

Friday
Review homework
Practice Reading Journal entry
-The Glass Castle excerpt
Portfolios
-student info.
-course outline
-general
HW Bring Kindred

Friday, March 30, 2012

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Chapter Picture Requirements

Complete a Chapter Picture for each of the 3 chapters in The Metamorphosis, include:

  • 1 full-size picture (8x11)or comic book style cells that depict the most important scene.
  • A quotation that matches the picture.
  • On the back, write 3-level questions.
  • On the back, write a short summary of the chapter.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Metamorphosis Agenda


March 19-23
March 26-30
April 16-20
April 23-27
Mon-Tues: Romeo and Juliet Study and Test

Metamorphosis
Wed: Get Books
Review Book Report format
-writing a thesis
-analytical paragraphs
Book Report due to turnitin.com next Wed, March 28th.  Hard Copy due Thursday.

Thurs:
Kafka Bio and background
-existentialism, short definition
Chapter Picture Assignment
HW Read Chapter 1 and complete 1st chapter picture

Fri:  Allegory
Jean Paul Sartre and existentialism-essay.
--annotate
Review Chapter 1
HW Read Chapter 2 and complete 2nd chapter picture



Mon-Tues: Prepare portfolios for Open House.
Existentialism, long definition
-reciprocal reading
Review chapter 2
-symbolism
-character
HW Read Chapter 3 for Thursday and complete 3rd chapter picture.

Wed: SSR
#_____

Thurs-Fri: 
Review Chapter 3
Excerpt from Letter to His Father”
Doodle analysis
“Balance” animation and 3D project
Essay Prompts
-quickwrite drafting
HW Write 2nd typed draft, due Mon, April 16th.
3D project due Tues, April 17th.





Mon-Tues: Drafts due!
-editing
3-D Gallery Walk.
HW Final drafts due to turnitin.com Friday, April 20th
Hard copies due Mon/Tues.

Wed-Fri: Read Rhinoceros as a class
-discuss Theater of the Absurd
-connections to Metamorphosis

Book Talk-final independent reading choices and project

CST Testing Week

Mon/Tues: Hard Copies due.
Continue reading Rhinoceros

Wed/Fri: Seminar: Conformity and the Status Quo-How does our knowledge of existentialism and theater of the absurd help us understand peoples desire to belong.

WEEKS TO COME:
Persuasive Business Letter
Hiroshima by John Hersey
-culminating test and essay
NOTES

Friday, March 9, 2012

Weekly Agenda Mar 12-16

Romeo and Juliet


MONDAY
Recitations today!
HW Read Act 5 for Thursday
Vocab Crossword Quiz on Friday


TUESDAY
Cont' Recitations
Review Acts 4 & 5
-motifs
-focus on Juliet as empowered female
Work on Character Squares

WEDNESDAY
Finish Movie

THURSDAY/FRIDAY
Cont' Review
Study Guide-Topic Outline
HW Character Squares are due March 19th
Book Test Tuesday


NEXT WEEK
Test
Review Independent Reading
-3 paragraph structure
-creating effective theses


Acquire Rhinoceros by Eugene Ionesco
I will provide Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka, unless you want your own text to write in.





Monday, March 5, 2012

Weekly Agenda Mar 5-9

Romeo and Juliet


MONDAY
Begin Character Chart
Translate Friar Soliloquy

TUESDAY
Character Squares Assignment DUE March 19
Review Act 2, Scenes 3-6
-discuss character foil and plot
Vocabulary review
HW Read Act 3 for Thursday


WEDNESDAY
SSR
No journal entry, instead make up previous ones if necessary.

THURSDAY
Recitation Assignment DUE March 12-13
-12-15 lines
Review Act 3: Plot movement
-analyze the different ironies
-metaphor motifs
HW Read Act 4 for Tuesday.


FRIDAY
Watch Movie
Practice recitations.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Weekly Agenda Feb 27-Mar 2

Romeo and Juliet


MONDAY
Review ACT 1
-dramatic reading
-characterization
-3Q discussion
HW Read Act 2, Scenes 1-3 for Thursday


TUESDAY
Types of Love 1/2 sheet
-record evidence to support the 'types of love' evident in the play.
HW Read and finish 1/2 sheet


WEDNESDAY
SSR
#6

THURSDAY
Review Act 2
-The Balcony Scene
--a different interpretation of Juliet
Motifs
-death
-light images
-celestial beings
HW Read Act 2, Scenes 3-6 for Monday


FRIDAY
Movie and review questions

NEXT
character chart

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Weekly Agenda Feb 21-24

Romeo & Juliet


TUESDAY
Read through sonnet drafts
-student samples
Shakespearean Insults
R&J Vocabulary
HW Read R&J Act I, Scenes 1-3 for Thursday


WEDNESDAY
SSR
Journal #5

THURSDAY
Role Play
What are puns, soliloquies, character foils, oxymorons?
Review reading
-looking at language
-characters and relationships
-dramatic readings: voice, tone, delivery
HW READ R&J Act 1, Scenes 4-5 for Monday


FRIDAY
Movie
Questions on Movie





Sunday, February 12, 2012

Weekly Agenda Feb 13-17

Introduction to Shakespeare: Elizabethan Era


MONDAY
Quaker Share excerpts from Vignettes
Timed Writing: Mango Street prompt in your journal
NO HW


TUESDAY & THURSDAY
Get Books
Shakespeare Notes
-life and times
Elizabethan Language Worksheet

  • Queen Elizabeth
  • Elizabethan Age
  • Chain of Being
  • Beliefs and Superstitions
  • Theater and Performance
  • Shakespeare Biography
  • Play Structure
  • Family Feud and Structure
WEDNESDAY
SSR
#4

FRIDAY
Sonnets
  • Types
  • Versification: iambic pentameter, rhyme scheme
  • Figurative language
  • Shakespeare's sonnets
  • original sonnet 
HW Your Original sonnet is due Tuesday.  It must adhere to all sonnet rules.  25pts to writing category.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Weekly Agenda Feb 6-10

The House on Mango Street


MONDAY
Share mimics or original vignettes
Review Collection assignment: DUE MONDAY, FEB 13th.
-look at student models
Review Q's from "Sire
Revisit Influential Women chart
HW see reading schedule


TUESDAY/WEDNESDAY (CAHSEE testing = Block schedule)
"Sally" Look at figurative language
"A Smart Cookie" Chart; What does this vignette say about regret?
"What Sally Said" What is Sally's reality?  What happens to children when parent's expectations suffocate?
Writing:
Memory Freewrite
HW see reading schedule; write 2 original vignettes



THURSDAY
Last day to share.
Reading Quiz
"The Monkey Garden" How does this story follow a similar schemes as a rite of passage?
"Red Clowns" Explore the racial implications of this vignette.; How is the moon voyeuristic?  What do the "red clowns" represent?
"The Three Sisters" Mythological Allusion: 3 Fates; What does "You must remember to come back.  For the ones who cannot leave as easily as you." mean?  Analyze.
"A House of My Own"  Literary Allusion: Virgina Woolf's A Room of One's Own
HW Work on collection; come in for feedback


FRIDAY
Suspense writing: "Ghost Walk;"
Techniques: the lead, thoughtshots, baby steps, unique perspective.
 Ideas: tone, sensory language and imagery
HW Collection due Monday. 


NEXT
Journal Entry #3: Timed writing in response to Mango Street prompt.
ROMEO & JULIET

Friday, January 27, 2012

Weekly Agenda Jan 30- Feb 3

The House on Mango Street


MONDAY
-Share Mimics
continued from Friday:
Our Good Day" Create a t-chart to document bicycle symbolism. 
"Gil's Furniture Bought and Sold" What is the significance of the music box?  Chart sensory language.
"Louie, His Cousin & His Other Cousin" What is the significance of the Cadillac?  Do people of this neighborhood progress like the rest of the world?  Why or Why not?
"Marin" Create a chart to document the characteristics of women who influence Esperanza.
Our Good Day" Create a t-chart to document bicycle symbolism. 
"Gil's Furniture Bought and Sold" What is the significance of the music box?  Chart sensory language.
"Louie, His Cousin & His Other Cousin" What is the significance of the Cadillac?  Do people of this neighborhood progress like the rest of the world?  Why or Why not?
"Marin" Create a chart to document the characteristics of women who influence Esperanza.
HW see reading schedule 



TUESDAY
Revisit chart, what additional characters can we add.  How do they influence Esperanza?
'The Family of Little Feet" What do the shoes symbolize?  
Brainstorm different Rites of Passage.  Write about a significant rite of passage, how did it change your life.  Detail the experience and explain how you are different now.
HW see reading schedule 

WEDNESDAY
SSR
#2

THURSDAY
In pairs, work on handout.  Several of the vignettes relate to rites of passage.  Explain how and what is the significance of the experience(s).
HW see reading schedule 

FRIDAY
Share Mimic
"Born Bad" Identify figurative language and its effect on the reader.  Complete s/m/t chart.
"Edna's Ruthie" Cinderella syndrome.
"Sire" How is Esperanza different from Sire's girlfriend?  What is the significance of her not knowing how to tie her shoes?
"Sally" 
HW see reading schedule 
   

Monday, January 23, 2012

Weekly Agenda Jan 23-26

The House on Mango Street
Reading Schedule


Wednesday 1/24 -read pp3-11: Write "Hairs" or " My Name" Mimic, due Friday
Thursday 1/25 -read pp12-20
Friday 1/26 -read pp21-32 Write 1 mimic, due Monday


Monday 1/30 -read pp3345
Tuesday 1/31 -read pp46-57 Write 1 mimic, due Friday
Thursday 2/2 -read pp58-71
Friday 2/3 -read pp72-83 Write 1 mimic, due Monday


Monday 2/6 -read pp84-93
Tuesday 2/7 -read pp84-110 Write 2 original vignettes, due Thursday


AGENDA
TUESDAY
Get books
Return Work
-midterm portfolio review
Define vignette
-draw a portrait, add details to appeal to senses
-recall figurative language and the "umbrella" of literary devices
HW see reading schedule


WEDNESDAY
SSR
#1
HW see reading schedule


THURSDAY
Notes: after reading the first vignette on page 3, comment on the first sentence: how does it grab your attention?
"The House on Mango St"  Describe the places the narrator lived before she live on Mango St.? Find  a quotation that describes the house.  What kind of house is it?  What does the nun reveal about how the narrator feels about her house?
Comment: How does repetition work?  What effect does it have on the reader?
"Hairs" What hair characterize her family members?  Write down all of the words and the senses they appeal to, you can use a pie sensory chart.
"Boys and Girls" Identify motif(s) How does the narrator's circumstances (family situation and responsibility) affect her freedom? Identify and analyze the metaphor.
HW see reading schedule


FRIDAY
Share mimics
"Cathy Queen of Cats" Comment on the figurative language and devices, what is their effect?  Comment on gentrification and Socio-economic status.  Comment on narrative or embedded dialogue
"Our Good Day" Create a t-chart to document bicycle symbolism.
"Gil's Furniture Bought and Sold" What is the significance of the music box?  Chart sensory language.
"Louie, His Cousin & His Other Cousin" What is the significance of the Cadillac?  Do people of this neighborhood progress like the rest of the world?  Why or Why not?
"Marin" Create a chart to document the characteristics of women who influence Esperanza.
HW see reading schedule

Monday, January 16, 2012

Finals Week Jan 17-20 F

Good luck this week.
Grades will be calculated by Friday.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Weekly Agenda Jan 4-13

Demian


Wednesday
Growing Picture Gallery Walk
Review Packets and share poems
-look at the ending
Pick groups for Independent Reading Project

Thursday-Friday
Group Work
HW Journal Entry #_____

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Monday-Tuesday
Present Group Projects!!

Wednesday
SSR
Turn in Journals!


Thursday-Friday
Prepare for final.