Literature

Friday, April 17, 2015

Assignments for Week of April 20 - 27, 2015

Mon, 4/20               LIT          Read pages 140-161 twice.
                                                Bring in 3 points.
                                                Be prepared for quiz.

Tues, 4/21               RCG        Read the handouts "Action Project Guidelines" and "Action Project                                                       Deadlines."  Then complete the "Action Project Planner."

                                SLAM     Find a spoken word piece you love and send the link to Martha.

Wed, 4/22               LIT          Read pages 162-181 twice.
                                                Bring in 3 points.
                                                Be prepared for quiz.

Thurs, 4/24             RCG        Turn in your "Action Project Strategic Plan."

Fri, 4/25                  LIT          Read pages 182-205 twice.
                                                Bring in 3 points.
                                                Be prepared for quiz.

                               SLAM      Slam poem due.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Assignments for Week of April 13 - 17, 2015

Tues, 4/14               LIT            Read Purple Hibiscus, pages 89-109 twice.
                                                  Be prepared for a reading quiz.
                                                  Bring in 3 points for discussion.

Wed, 4/15               RCG          Bring letters from before spring break to read and discuss.

Thurs, 4/16             LIT            Read Purple Hibiscus, pages 110-126 twice.
                                                  Be prepared for a reading quiz.
                                                  Bring in 3 points for discussion.

                                RCG          Answer the following questions about the film Made in LA.
                                                    1.     If you could ask anyone in the film a single question, who  
                                                          would you ask and what would you ask?
                                                    2.     Did anything in this film surprise you? If so, what? Why 
                                                          was  it surprising?
                                                    3.     What insights or inspiration did you gain from this film?       
                                                          What did you learn about the film’s subjects and/or about    
                                                          yourself?
                                                    4.     Describe a moment in the film that you found to be moving  
                                                          or particularly memorable.  What was it about that moment 
                                                          that impressed you?
                                                     5.   What did you learn from the film about the difficulties and 
                                                          rewards of sustaining a protest? What tactics were used to 
                                                          discourage or derail the protestors? How can organizers and  
                                                          workers effectively respond to such tactics?
                                                    6.     What was it like for you to witness Maria’s discomfort 
                                                          speaking in a college classroom? Have you had a similar 
                                                          experience? What did you learn about organizing and/or  
                                                          activism from that scene?
                                                    7.     Explain the “power pyramid” that Lupe uses to describe the 
                                                          power of workers uniting? What do you think of the analysis?

Fri, 4/17                     LIT            Read Purple Hibiscus, pages 126-139 twice.
                                                    Be prepared for a reading quiz.
                                                    Bring in 3 points for discussion.

                                 RCG          Write a 1-page response to the film I'm Not Racist, Am I?

Friday, March 27, 2015

Assignments for Week of March 30 - April 3, 2015

Mon, 3/30                                  NO SCHOOL


Tues, 3/31               LIT            Read Purple Hibiscus, pages 71-88 twice.
                                                  Be prepared for a reading quiz.
                                                  Bring in 3 points for discussion.


Wed, 4/1                  RCG         Read "Old Nantucket Warily Meets New" in Social Class
                                                  Textbook, pages 46-54.
                                                  Write 3 points from the article you would like to discuss in class.
                                                 

Thurs, 4/2                 RCG         Review the audio slide show, "A Tale of Two Heart Attacks",
                                                   at this link.
                                                   Write a response describing the different experiences of the
                                                    two heart attack victims.


Fri, 4/3                                       FIELD DAY                                

Friday, March 20, 2015

Assignments for Week of March 23 - 27, 2015

Mon, 3/23            LIT          Read pages 19 - 36 in Purple Hibiscus twice.
                                             Be prepared for a quiz.
                                             Bring in three points to discuss.

Tues, 3/24            RCG        Read 30+ Examples of "Middle to Upper Class Privilege," page 15-17.
                                             Pick 5 privileges that affect you or of which you were unaware.
                                             Write a short response to the article about why you picked those
                                             5 privileges

Wed, 3/25            LIT          Read pages 37 - 51 in Purple Hibiscus twice.
                                             Be prepared for a quiz.
                                             Bring in three points to discuss.

Thurs, 3/26           RCG        Read "Pride, Prejudice and the Not-So-Subtle Politics of the
                                              Working Class" and "The Incredibly Shrinking Working Class,"
                                               pages 31-35 in Social Class Textbook.
                                               Answer these question (not from the article).
                                                  1.  What percentage of the U.S. population is working class?
                                                  2.  How does this compare to the population of Atlanta?
                                                  3.  What is the average salary of a working class person?
                                                  4.  What is the difference between working class and service class
                                                        jobs?

                             RCG        Class in the class: Answer these questions:
                                              1.  How do you try to impress the people in the class?
                                              2.  What are you covering up? What is your vulnerability?
                                              3.  What are you afraid could happen if you don't cover up?

                             WTG:      Begin to revise your story.  Revision due Friday, April 3.

Fri, 3/27               LIT          Read pages 52 - 70 in Purple Hibiscus twice.
                                             Be prepared for a quiz.
                                             Bring in three points to discuss.

                             RCG        Read "Meet the New Middle Class," pages 36-45 in Social 
                                             Class Textbook.
                                             Write a 1-page response to the articles in which you include your
                                              personal class aspirations.

Monday, March 16, 2015

8th Grade Assignments - Week of March 16 - 20, 2015

Tues, 3/17        RCG          Read "Types of Social Classes of People" at this link.
                                           Briefly describe each type of social class.

Wed, 3/18         RCG          Write a 1-page response to People Like Us.

Thurs, 3/19       RCG          Complete "Questioning Class" handout.

                          LIT           Read pages 3-16 in Purple Hibiscus.
                                           Bring 3 points you would like to discuss in class.
                                           Be prepared for a 5-question quiz.

Fri, 3/20            RCG          Read "Class-Divided Cities: Atlanta Edition," pp 23-29 in the
                                            Social Class Textbook.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

7th Grade Assignments for Week of March 16 - 20, 2015

Tues, 3/17           LIT       Complete debrief assignment for ONLY US.

Wed, 3/18           LIT       ATDPTI essay revision due.

Friday, February 20, 2015

8th Grade Assignments - Week of February 23 - 27, 2015

Mon, 2/23          LIT          Memorize lines for Scenes 1, 2, 3, and 4.

Tues, 2/24          LIT          Memorize lines for Scenes 5, 6, 7, and 12.

Wed, 2/25          SYMPOSIUM

Thurs, 2/26        WINTER BREAK!!

Fri, 2/27             WINTER BREAK!!


COMING NEXT WEEK - March 2 - 6

Mon, 3/2             LIT             Memorize all lines for all scenes.

Wed, 3/4             LIT             Acting Report due on blog.

Thurs, 3/5            LIT             Read all blog posts.

Fri, 3/6                 LIT            Comments due on at least 5 blog posts.