Monday-Wednesday (CAHSEE testing: 4 on Tuesday, and 5 on Wednesday)
-excerpt fromThe Bluest Eye The Harlem Renaissance (notes) -timeline and key influential characters HW See Reading Schedule
Thursday & Friday Journal #28 Connect toTheir 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.
HW (from last week) Journal Entry #27: How do men inTheir Eyesreinforce male stereotypes? How does Janie's complacency placate her men? And how does Janie's sexuality allow her to reclaim her life after two oppressive marriages? What role does TeaCake play in her sexual/spiritual awakening?
Connect conclusions from last nights journal entry to excerpts from Obama's speech on race. -pair share and present HW Continue Reading and JOURNAL DUE #21-28 HW ReadObama's speechon race, record and connect 2 pieces of evidence to Berry and Hurston
NEXT Pico Iyer "Personification" -explore term and evidence -identify inTheir Eyes --create a glossary entry for term and share
Review Text 3-Q discussion Power of Language Introduce Blues -background -connection to folklore and sermons -listen -apply to their eyes