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