Saturday, April 26, 2014

Weekly Agenda 4.28-5.2

Their Eyes Were Watching God

MONDAY and TUESDAY
Review Bertice Berry
-marginalia read around
-"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 about the importance of color in modern America.
Colorism/Intraracism
-Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye
--resonance of blonde hair and blue eyed

Their Eyes Style Analysis
-Ms. Turner

History
-biography
-Harlem Renaissance
--poetry Bennett, Hughes: figurative language -connect to Their Eyes
---How do images match our understanding of the black experience during reconstruction and the Harlem Renaissance?

HW Finish Their Eyes Worksheet Questions for Friday.  You may not work with anyone on this worksheet; include and cite evidence for all questions; include a works cited if you consult any source outside of the book.

WEDNESDAY
Power of Language
-story-telling
--language associated with story-telling
--narrative versus dialogue (eye dialect)

Blues
-rhyme and meter
-formula3 tripartite stanza: 2 similar marriages, 1 liberating one
-content

HW Parody, Story-Telling, Dialogue, Blues Song, or Poem due next week for presentation, May 8th and 9th, Working with a partner is okay.  See guidelines and rubric.  Creative category.

THURSDAY and FRIDAY
Style
-personification
--hurricane example

Criticism
-essay prompts
--Syntax analysis-see definitions
-prepare for timed writing on Monday

NEXT
Timed Writing; Practice AP Norming; Student Presentations:
Red Badge of Courage; The Things They Carried; Group Research Paper




Sunday, April 20, 2014

Weekly Agenda 4.21-4.25

Their Eyes Were Watching God

MONDAY and TUESDAY
Bring journals everyday!!
Journals DUE FRIDAY


Journal #18: McGraw Hill Reader
Barbie Symbolism freewrite
-read Atwood's "The Female Body," p216 and answer rhetoric #1 and #7
-read Theroux's "Being a Man," p219 and answer rhetoric #1 and #6
-read Angier's "Why Men Don't Last: Self-Destruction as a way of Life," p223 and answer the following questions in one paragraph:
Regarding the Cult of Masculinity
-are sentimental notions of "manhood" prevalent in society today?  what are they? do our young men feel pressured by them, do our fathers?  are these notions essential to our survival as a species?


Continue Their Eyes analysis of 1st chapter: worksheet

WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY
Elements of humor
-pun, understatement/overstatement, hyperbole, parody, satire, caricature, digression, 

Humor in writing
-Barry, Twain, ONION

Caricature
-minstrel character in America's timeline
--perspective's of African-Americans in the later 1800s
-example: Twain's Jim from Huckleberry Finn
-controversy

Intracism
-video excerpt
-excerpt from Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye
-Bertice Berry
-marginalia read-around

Continue Their Eyes analysis of 2nd-4th chapter: worksheet
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NEXT
Hurston Biography/Background; poetry by Hughes and Bennett; Harlem Renaissance; power of language; blues; symbolism; colorism; personification; dialogue and narrative effect.
Culminating: response to R. Wright's criticism





Thursday, April 17, 2014

DUE MONDAY, APRIL 21st

DUE MONDAY, APRIL 21st
-Please continue to read your indepedent text; reading journal #12-#13

Extra Credit Reading Journal Entry #14--> Read LINK: "The Diary of Adam and Eve" by Mark Twain
-complete one Glossary Entry and D-I-D-L-S

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