AMERICAN VOICES Module
In “My Perspectives” read and discuss the essential question:
“What does it mean to be American?”
-review academic vocabulary relevant to the unit
-read launch text: “Music for my Mother,” summarize and respond to the quickwrite prompt:
--share out ideas
NEXT, review the Concept Vocabulary on page 12, and then read and mark up “A Quilt of a Country” by Anna Quindlen.
-make sure to mark up text and respond to the “Close Read” questions in the margins.
LASTLY, answer questions on p17. #s1-6
Review and Label, peer/self grade Kindred Essay
Connect Kindred to the American Voices module
THURSDAY Early Dismissal 1:05
Review and Discuss Textbook activities.
-examine analogy of a quilt (p19)
Begin reading “The Immigrant Contribution” by John F. Kennedy (p23)
HW Finish reading and answer questions #s1-6 (p45)
Review Kennedy’s Style, compare to Quindlen’s.“American History” by Judith Ortiz Cofer