Tuesday, November 29, 2016

AGENDA 11/29

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, "The Danger of a Single Story," TED Talk

Questions to consider:

  • What relationship does Adichie see between power and story?
  • What details struck you most in Adichie's speech?
  • How might this TED talk affect your reading?  

Collaborative group powerpoint for Homegoing

HW: Catch up in your reading of Homegoing, finishing "James" and "Kojo," and when you catch up, start adding ideas to our group powerpoint.

Monday, November 28, 2016

AGENDA 11/28

Homegoing, chapters 1-4 - discuss at tables

HW: Read and annotate the next two chapters, "James" and "Kojo" and be ready to discuss tomorrow.
Continue to look for repeated motifs/symbols, to think about the author's use of narrative pacing/structure, and direct and indirect characterization.

Submit college essays (either all four UC responses or one longer, Common App/personal statement-type response) to Turnitin.com. Make sure to use MLA format (see binder reminder for tips) and view the rubric within Turnitin.com before you submit. Please turn this in and your character poems for Tale and your two journal entries by the end of this week! Thanks!

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

AGENDA 11/22

Book Distribution

How to Read Homegoing

Timed Writing Reminders

  • Writing Center resumes next Weds/Thurs
  • Bring prompt, timed essay, and half-sheet
  • Meet with VP and get signature to raise score
General Notes:
  • Introductions: open with context, make sure to answer the question (AP means "Address the Prompt"!)

Monday, November 21, 2016

AGENDA 11/21

Return timed essays
Collect Journals #3 and #4 from A Tale of Two Cities
Collect character poems from A Tale of Two Cities (anytime between now and Monday 11/28)

Work on A Tale of Two Cities Review Sheet in class today so we can return books tomorrow

HW: Finish review sheets, journal entries, character poems, and college essays as needed. New books tomorrow!

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

AGENDA 11/16

Review how to approach prose timed essay - Timed essay on FRIDAY
Work on A Tale of Two Cities assignments: character poems and two journal entries from different “books”
Watch final scenes from A Tale of Two Cities

HW: Work on poems and journal entries - due Monday. Prep for timed essay on Friday.