Friday, March 5, 2010

Weekly Agenda Mar 8-12

MON
Review Journal #27
Check Glossary entry on Poems from last Thursday
Group Work on Questions from #27
-discussion
-hand in group work
Practice Telling in small groups
HW Perfect your Story

TUES
Presentations
-storytelling
HW Read "Intraracism" essay by Bertice Berry
Journal #28
Connect to Their Eyes: Does Berry inadvertently set up a critically problematic polarity between light and dark skin African Americans in the last section of the essay? Citing evidence from both texts and your own experience, write a paragraph or two on the importance of color in modern America.

WED
Presentations
-storytelling
Review Berry
HW Read Obama's speech on race, record and connect 2 pieces of evidence to Berry and Hurston


THURS
Connect conclusions from last nights journal entry to excerpts from Obama's speech on race.
-pair share and present
Pico Iyer
"Personification"
-explore term and evidence
-identify in Their Eyes
--create a glossary entry for term and share
HW Continue Reading and
JOURNAL DUE


FRI
Review Text
3-Q discussion
Power of Language
Introduce Blues
-background
-connection to folklore and sermons
-listen
-apply to their eyes

The Parody/Dialect Assignment
-examples
HW Finish Reading