English 3 – Week of November 13, 2017

We are beginning our autobiographical reading and writing unit. Here is what we will be doing over the course of the next few weeks:

We will be reading a collection of autobiographical pieces from our textbook; at the conclusion of this unit you will be writing your own autobiographies with the goal of preparing you for the college essays that you will be submitting next year. When we are finished with this unit, you will be writing your college essays which are autobiographical.

Here’s what we be reading, with the focus on close analysis, vocabulary and different literary elements.

  • from The Interesting Narrative of the Life Olaudah Equiano (50-59); questions 1-10 (63). Vocabulary: assailant, distraction, apprehensions, alleviate, interspersed, commodious, consternation, improvident, avarice (51). Literary focus: autobiography.
  • from The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin (66-71); questions 1-6 (75). Vocabulary: arduous, rectitude, facilitate, subsequent, eradicate (66). Literary focus: N/A.
  • from Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass (398-403); questions 1-8 (404). Vocabulary: intimated, comply, interpose, afforded, solemnity, render, singular, attributed, expiring (398). Literary focus:
  • from Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (407-410); questions 1-9 (411). Vocabulary: malice, fervently, unnerve, provocation, distressed, cunning, compelled, impulse (406). Literary focus: conflict.
  • from Dust Track on a Road (764-769); questions 1-11 (770). Vocabulary: hail, brazenness, caper, exalted, realm, avarice, tread, profoundly, resolved, conceive (763). Literary focus: autobiography/subjective details.
  • from Black Boy (969-980); questions 1-11 (980, 981). Vocabulary: enthralled, clamor, dispirited, frenzy, ardently, copiously, futile, eluded, withering (968). Literary focus: dialogue.

 

 

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AP 3 – Week of November 13, 2017

11/13 Monday:  Learning Target –  I will investigate, through reading, writing and discussion, the essential question: To what extent do our schools serve the goals of a true education? Agenda – 1) Journal 28, 2) in class reading and discussion of Superman and Me (215-217 of The Language of Composition) 3) answer questions 1-11, 217, 218 on Google Classroom. Due tonight by 11:59 PM.

11/14 Tuesday: Learning Target – I will investigate, through reading, writing and discussion, the essential question: To what extent do our schools serve the goals of a true education? Agenda – 1) Journal 29, 2) in class reading and discussion of This Is Water (232-238 of The Language of Composition) 3) answer questions 1-15, 238, 239. BRING TYPED HARD COPY TO CLASS ON THURSDAY FOR DISCUSSION.

11/15 Wednesday: Active reading.

11/16 Thursday: Learning Target – I will investigate, through reading, writing and discussion, the essential question: To what extent do our schools serve the goals of a true education? Agenda – 1) Film version of This is Water 2) groups review and discuss Tuesday’s homework.

11/17 Friday: I will investigate, through reading, writing and discussion, the essential question: To what extent do our schools serve the goals of a true education? Agenda – 1) Journal 30, 2) groups discuss assigned quote from This is Water .

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AP 3 – Week of November 6, 2017

11/6 Monday – Learning Target: I will edit, revise and work on last minute details on my James Baldwin critical analysis. Agenda – 1) edit, revise, write.

HW: Critical analysis is due tonight at 11:59 on Google Classroom.

11/7 Tuesday – Learning Target: I will investigate the essential question, To what extent do our schools serve the goals of a true education? Agenda – 1) Journal, 2) in class reading of School by Kyoko Mori (204-214, The Language of Composition), questions 1-11 on Google Classroom.

HW: finish questions from class; due tonight at 11:59 on Google Classroom.

11/8 Wednesday (minimum day) – active reading.

11/9 Thursday – Learning Target: I will investigate the essential question, To what extent do our schools serve the goals of a true education? Agenda – 1) Journal, 2) in class reading of Superman and Me by Sherman Alexie (215-217), 3) questions 1-11 (217, 218).

HW: finish questions tonight on Google Classroom (11:59 PM), for Sunday at 11:59 PM, read Best in Class by Margaret Talbot (223-232) and answer 1-8 on Google Classroom.

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English 3 – Week of November 6, 2017

11/6 Monday- Learning Target: I will learn more about the life and quest of James Baldwin, and his importance to the Civil Rights Movement and all of the issues involved during this time period. Agenda – 1) Journal about James Baldwin; 2) in class work on pre-film (I Am Not Your Negro) study questions; 3) discussion, if time.

11/7 Tuesday – Learning Target: I will learn more about the life and quest of James Baldwin, and his importance to the Civil Rights Movement and all of the issues involved during this time period. Agenda – 1) Journal about James Baldwin;  2) View I Am Not Your Negro.

11/8 Wednesday (minimum day) – active reading. Book report 2 due November 14.

11/9 Thursday – Learning Target: I will learn more about the life and quest of James Baldwin, and his importance to the Civil Rights Movement and all of the issues involved during this time period. Agenda 1) Journal, 2) View I Am Not Your Negro.

11/10 Friday – No school. Veteran’s Day.

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AP 3 – Week of October 30, 2017

10/30 Monday – Learning Target: After having my proposal and thesis statement approved, I will construct a page or so of notes as material for Baldwin’s America critical analysis.

Agenda – 1) Mr. Rapson will check your proposals/thesis statements for approval, 2) in class work on notes/brainstorming. Students may work in groups to trade ideas.

HW: October book report (#2) is due tomorrow on Google Classroom by 11:59 PM., 1st typed rough draft is due in class tomorrow for editing.

10/31 Tuesday – Learning Target: I will edit my writing to eliminate unnecessary spelling and grammar errors. Agenda – 1) 1st rough draft is due for in class editing and revising.

HW: October book report (#2) is due tonight by 11:59 PM on Google Classroom.

11/1 Wednesday – active reading. You need your November book.

HW: 2nd rough draft is due tomorrow.

11/2 Thursday – Learning Target: I will edit my writing to eliminate unnecessary spelling and grammar errors. Agenda – 1) 2nd rough draft is due for in class editing and revising.

11/3 Friday – TBD.

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English 3 – Week of October 23, 2017

10/23 Monday – Learning Target: I will evaluate James Baldwin’s themes and use of language in Sonny’s Blues. Agenda – 1) Journal 27, 2) in class reading, annotating and discussion of Sonny’s Blues.

10/24 Tuesday – Learning Target: I will evaluate James Baldwin’s themes and use of language in Sonny’s Blues. Agenda – 1) Journal 28, 2) in class reading, annotating and discussion of Sonny’s Blues. 3) If time, we will start reading guide/open book test on Sonny’s Blues.

10/25 Wednesday (minimum day) – active reading.

10/26 Thursday – Learning Target: I will evaluate James Baldwin’s themes and use of language in Sonny’s Blues. Agenda – 1) Journal 29, 2) in class reading, annotating and discussion of Sonny’s Blues. 3) If time, we will start reading guide/open book test on Sonny’s Blues.

10/27 Friday – Learning Target: I will look more closely at the work and themes of James Baldwin. Agenda – 1) Journal 30, 2) pre- film questions on I Am Not Your Negro. 3) Class discussion.

 

 

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AP 3 – Week of October 23, 2017

10/23 Monday – Learning Target: I will look more closely at the work and themes of James Baldwin. Agenda – 1) Journal 24, 2) pre- film questions on I Am Not Your Negro. 3) Class discussion.

10/24 Tuesday -Learning Target: I will look more closely at the work and themes of James Baldwin. Agenda – 1) Journal 25, 2) film I Am Not Your Negro.

10/25 Wednesday (minimum day) – active reading.

10/26 Thursday -Learning Target: I will look more closely at the work and themes of James Baldwin. Agenda – 1) Journal 26, 2) film I Am Not Your Negro.

10/27 Friday – Learning Target: I will look more closely at the work and themes of James Baldwin. Agenda – 1) Journal 27, 2) Introduce writing assignment – James Baldwin’s America: Then and Now, 3) Brainstorm themes, groups will discuss ideas to be incorporated in their writing.

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