Tuesday, May 13, 2014

The House on Mango Street


WEEK 1: DATES        

Monday-finish up Metamorphosis, 3-D projects due
HW “Letter to Father” Analytical Paragraph due tomorrow.

TUESDAY
-turn in paragraph, Quaker Share
-return Metamorphosis, get Mango
-3 week expectations: see reading schedule

MANGO
-style of writing
-short Cisneros Biography, modern work
-define vignette: portrait, appeal to sense,
--review figurative language
HW Read and write annotations (HAIR!) for pp 3-20 for Thursday; Write “Hairs” or “My Name” mimic, due Friday.

WEDNESDAY
-SSR

THURSDAY
-create sensory wheel for notes: record evidence that fits in the appropriate sense
-Review “The House…,” Answer: What kind of house is it?  How does the nun question reveal the character’s true feelings about her house?  How does repetition work in this vignette?
-Review “Hairs,” Answer: What kind of hair characterizes her various family members?  Record evidence in your sensory wheel.
-Review “Boys and Girls” and Identify motifs.  How does the narrator’s circumstances affect her freedom?  Identify and analyze the metaphor.
HW Mimics due tomorrow.

FRIDAY
Share mimics.
-Review “Cathy, Queen of Cats” and Comment on the figurative language and device, what is their effect?  Comment on gentrification and socio-economic status.  Comment on narrative or embedded dialogue.
-Review “Our Good Day” and examine bicycle symbolism.
HW Read pp21-32 for MONDAY; and write 1 mimic of your choice for TUESDAY.


WEEK 2: DATES  

MONDAY
-Review “Gil’s Furniture, Bought and Sold” and examine the significance of the music box.  Chart sensory language.
-Review “Louie, His Cousin and His Other Cousin;” What is the significance of the Cadillac?  Do people in this neighborhood progress like the rest of the world?  Why or why not?
-Review “Marin” and create a chart to document the characteristics of women who influence Esperanza.
HW Mimic due tomorrow.  Read pp33-45 for Thursday.

TUESDAY
Share mimics

HAIR! check

Brainstorm different RITES OF PASSAGE one encounters in his/her lifetime.  
-which of Esperanza’s rites have been good? bad? Provide evidence.

WEDNESDAY
-SSR

THURSDAY
-Review Rites of Passage; Review ‘Born Bad” and identify figurative language and its effect on the reader.  Read “Edna’s Ruthie” and begin conversation about CINDERELLA COMPLEX.  (if time, read excerpts from Carter’s The Bloody Chamber).
-Review “SIre” and explain how Esperanza is different from Sire’s girlfriend?  What is the significance of her not knowing how to tie her shoes?
-Review and discuss “Sally,” how does she influence E?
HW Read pp 46-71 for Tuesday, and write 1 mimic.

FRIDAY
-Review “A Smart Cookie” and examine what this charts says about regret.  
-Review “What Sally Said;” What is Sally’s reality?  What happens when parent’s expectations suffocate a child’s developing identity?
MEMORY FREEWRITE (3 step process)
WEEK 3: DATES  

MONDAY is MEMORIAL DAY!

TUESDAY
-Share Mimic

-Vignette Collection Assignment: see handout

-Reading Quiz

-Review “The Monkey Garden” and explain how the story follows a similar scheme as the rite of passage ones.
HW Read 72-83 for Thursday and write 1 original vignette (see assignment handout for ideas and help)

WEDNESDAY
SSR

THURSDAY
-Share original vignette
--peer review
--compiling your collection; student examples.

-Review “Red Clowns” and explore the racial implications; how is the moon voyeuristic; what might the red clowns represent?
HW Read 84-110 and write 1 more original vignette for MONDAY.

FRIDAY
-Writer’s Workshop: thoughtshots, baby steps, 6 word memoirs, “Ghost Walk” -suspense writing, etc.
HW Vignette’s DUE TUESDAY!!

WEEK 4: DATES

MONDAY
-Share vignettes
-Review “The Three Sisters’ and explain the mythological allusion: 3 fates, Analyze “You must remember to come back.  For the ones who cannot leave as easily as you.”
-Review “ A House of My Own;” Literary Allusion to Woolf.

TUESDAY
Vignette collection due!  
Prepare for timed writing final, collect evidence, etc.