Journal: Write about a time that you could not understand something due to a language or cultural barrier.
Agenda: Language theme in No Speak English
Homework: Read 87-93 in HOMS.
Journal: Write a unique example of metaphor, simile, and personification.
Agenda: Review figurative language; Reading
Homework: Read 94-100 in HOMS.
Journal: Compare the reaction of Tito’s mother to his kissing a girl (“The Monkey Garden”) with the reaction of Sally’s father when he catches her talking to a boy (“What Sally Said”). What is your opinion about the behavior of these two parents? Are these reactions normal?
Agenda: Reading Discussion
Homework: Finish HOMS.
Journal: Why does Cisneros set “Red Clowns” at a carnival?
Agenda: Test information (see Documents); Finishing "Red Clowns" and the rest of the book
Homework: Study for test - moved to 5.1
Journal: Friday Free Write
Agenda: **Majority of test has been moved to 5.1**
Homework: Study for test 5.1
Week Four Reflection
We've almost finished our first unit! Super stoked to get into Animal Farm with y'all. Freshmen are not nearly as bad as Sophomores say they are. <3
Journal: Make a list of literary devices.
Agenda: Lit devices/Lit techniques/Figurative Language
Homework: Write definition for 4 Figurative Language devices; Read HOMS pages 12-25
Journal: Write a quick summary of each vignette we have read so far.
Agenda: Review vignettes; discuss Fig Language + definitions
Homework: HOMS 25-42; FigLang GrOrg due 3.5
Journal: Tell your (or your friend’s or your sibling’s) childhood physical trauma story.*
Agenda: Class adjectives; Fig Lang
Homework: Read through p.52.
Ms. Gilpin Absent; we'll do Journal 3.4 in class on 3.5
Journal: Draw a smiley face or something cute.
Agenda: Reading Quiz
Homework: Read HOMS through p.66. Figurative Language GrOrg due 3.5!
Journal: Other than “a girl named Esperanza,” what is HOMS about?
Agenda: Euphemism and Personification Review; Theme Concepts and Theme Statements
Homework: Read through p.87.
Journal: Who are you?
Agenda: Journal setup; Where I'm From; Annotations of poem due in class
Homework: Sign up for Actively Learn [code: w4ckr];
"The Reader as Artist" due Wednesday 2.3 (but please try tonight, so you can ask me tomorrow if you have any problems);
Scavenger Hunt due 2.5
Journal: •Do Americans have culture? •Why am I asking you this?
Agenda: Annotating Student Where I'm From poems; book checkout
Homework: Article on Actively Learn [code: w4ckr] - should work with this code, sorry about that! ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Scavenger Hunt due 2.5
Journal: Do you like the structure you live in? Why or why not? Describe it, give some pros/cons, etc.
Agenda: HOMS Vignette 1; Where I'm From poem prewriting
Homework: Poem prewriting sheet checked 2.4; Scavenger Hunt due on 2.5
Journal: How do you feel about writing poetry?
Agenda: In-Class Work on Where I'm From poem - details
Homework: Scavenger Hunt due tomorrow (2.5); Where I'm From due Monday (3.1)
Journal: Reflect on your name.
Agenda: Cisneros PPT; first few vignettes of HOMS
Homework: Where I'm From due Monday (3.1)
Where I'm From by Lyon
Agenda: Introductions; Classroom expectations
Homework: Signed syllabus due tomorrow (review with your folks!)
Agenda: Icebreaker; Cultural Universals; Village of 100; Picture day
Homework: Who am I? Survey - find at mysersshs.weebly.com
Agenda: Discussion on reading; Vote with your Feet
Homework: Freshman scavenger hunt due Friday 9/15 (2.5).
*Make sure you bring a LA notebook/journal on Monday!*
Week One Reflection: Y'all seem pretty cool so far! Thanks for starting the year off with good overall participation. Have a great weekend!