Monday, January 28, 2013

Weekly Agenda 1.28-2.1

MONDAY
Journal #4: Mango St. Timed Writing
HW Continue to work on Vignette Collection, due next Monday

TUESDAY
Editing Day!  Bring any vignettes you would like feedback on today.
More writing ideas and practice.
-6-word memoir
-Bio-poem
-show language

WEDNESDAY
SSR
#5

THURSDAY-FRIDAY
Get The Metamorphosis  by Franz Kafka
Kafka Bio and background
-existentialism, the short definition
Chapter Picture Assignment
Allegory
Jean Paul Sartre and existentialism essay
-GRP (guided reading practice)
HW READ Chapter 1 and complete Chapter Picture for Monday.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Weekly Agenda 1/22-1/25

The House on Mango Street

TUESDAY
Share mimics or original vignettes
Review Q's from "Sire
Revisit Influential Women chart
"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

WEDNESDAY
SSR #3

THURSDAY
Review Collection assignment: DUE MONDAY, FEB 11th.
-look at student models
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

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

NEXT
Journal Entry #4: Timed writing in response to Mango Street prompt.
The Metamorphosis

Friday, January 11, 2013

The House on Mango Street


MONDAY
-Share Mimics
continued from Friday:
Our Good Day" Create a t-chart to document bicycle symbolism.  
Write short paragraph 
"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).
Neighborhood Freewrite
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 7, 2013

Spring Semester 2013!

The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros

Reading Schedule
Wednesday 1/9 -read pp3-11: Write "Hairs" or " My Name" Mimic, due Friday
Thursday 1/10 -read pp12-20
Friday 1/11 -read pp21-32 Write 1 mimic, due Monday


Monday 1/14 -read pp3345
Tuesday 1/15 -read pp46-57 Write 1 mimic, due Friday
Thursday 1/16 -read pp58-71
Friday 1/17 -read pp72-83 Write 1 mimic, due Monday


Monday 1/20 -read pp84-93
Tuesday 1/21 -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
SENSORY WHEELNotes: 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