Friday, April 18, 2014

Assignments for the week of April 21-25

Mon, Apr 21          LIT          Read pages 288-307.
                                               Be prepared for a quiz.
                                               Bring 3 points to discuss in class.

Tues, Apr 22          LIT          Bring list of themes in Purple Hibiscus for class discussion.

                               RCG        Revised Action Plan due.

                               WTG       Read "Listen" by M. S. Merwin.
                                               Write an original poem in response to Merwin's poem.

Wed, Apr 23          LIT          Thesis sentence and points for essay due.

Thurs, Apr 24        RCG        Check-in on Action Plan.

                              LIT           Read "Kindness" by Naomi Shibab Nye.
                                               Write an original poem in response to Nye's poem.

Fri, Apr. 25                            FIELD DAY!!!!




Saturday, April 12, 2014

Assignments for Week of April 14-18, 2014

Mon, Apr 14       LIT       Read pages 246-259 twice.
                                         Bring 3 points to class for discussion.(Please no bugs or worms for a while.)
                                         Be prepared for a quiz.

Tues, Apr 15        WTG    Watch Louder Than a Bomb.
                                           Begin writing slam poem.

Wed, Apr 16          LIT      Read pages 259-275 twice.
                                           Bring 3 points to class for discussion.
                                           Be prepared for a quiz.

                               WTG     Poem in response to the film.

Thurs, Apr 17         RCG    Action Project topic due.

                               WTG    Poem in response to poems heard in class.

Fri, Apr. 18             LIT      Read pages 275-287 twice.
                                            Bring 3 points to class for discussion.
                                            Be prepared for a quiz.

                              

Friday, March 28, 2014

Assignments for Week of April 7 - 11

Mon, Apr 7         LIT          Read pages 206-216 twice.
                                            Be prepared for a quiz.
                                            Bring in 3 points to discuss.

                            RCG         Intro to APS projects.

Tues, Apr 8         RCG        Discuss format and topics of Action Projects.

Wed, Apr. 9         LIT          Read pages 217-232 twice.
                                            Be prepared for a quiz.
                                            Bring in 3 points to discuss.

Thurs, Apr 10     RCG        Questions on middle schools.

Fri, Apr 11          LIT          Read pages 232-246 twice.
                                            Be prepared for a quiz.
                                            Bring in 3 points to discuss.

                            RCG        Fill in grid on your middle school assignment on Google doc.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Assignments for Week of March 24 - 28, 2014

Mon, Mar 24          Lit          Read pages 140-161 twice.
                                              Be prepared for a quiz.
                                              Bring in 3 points to discuss.

                                RCG      Reports on Jewish oppression.

Tues, Mar 25           RCG      Read "A Class Divided" in the Social Class Reader.  (P.24)
                                              Be prepared for a quiz.

Wed, Mar 26          Lit           Read pages 162-181 twice.
                                               Be prepared for a quiz.
                                               Bring in 3 points to discuss.

                                RCG       Read "Different Classes, Same Classroom." (P. 74)
                                               Read "Socioeconomic Standing and Education." (P. 76)
                                               Read "Seeing through a Privilege Haze." (P.14)
                                               Write your reflections on the 3 articles.

Thurs, Mar 27         RCG       Watch Inequality for All in class.   
                                 

Fri, Mar 28             Lit            Read pages 182-205 twice.
                                                Be prepared for a quiz.
                                                Bring in 3 points to discuss.

                                RCG        Response to Inequality for All.

Friday, March 7, 2014

8th Grade Assignments: Week of Mar 17-21

Mon 3/17     LIT          Read Purple Hibiscus pages 89-109 twice.
                                     Be prepared for a reading quiz.
                                     Bring 3 points in for the discussion.
                                 
                      RCG         Web Quest Presentations
                                            

Tues 3/19     LIT          Response outlining how the ideas in her TED Talks are
                                     reflected in Adichie's Purple Hibiscus.

                     RCG       Watch the documentary People Like Us in class.
                                     Take notes on characteristics of different social classes in the film.
                                     (upper class, middle class, working class, lower class, etc).


Wed 3/20     LIT         Read Purple Hibiscus pages 110-126 twice.
                                    Be prepared for a reading quiz.
                                    Bring 3 points in for the discussion.

                     RCG      Response to People Like Us discussing characteristics of social classes                                                 (upper class, middle class, working class, lower class, etc).

                                   Read "30+ Examples of Middle to Upper Class Privilege." (p.16)
                                   Pick 5 privileges that affect you most (or that you were unaware of).
                                   Write a short response describing why you chose the 5 you did.


Thurs 3/21   RCG      Complete "The Affluence Questionnaire."

                                   Read "Pride, Prejudice and the Not So Subtle Politics of the Working Class."
                                   (p. 32)


Fri 3/22       LIT        Read Purple Hibiscus pages 126-139 twice.
                                  Be prepared for a reading quiz.
                                  Bring 3 points in for the discussion.

                                

8th Grade Assignments: Week of Mar 10-14

Mon, Mar 10        LIT           Read pages 37-51 in Purple Hibiscus twice.
                                               Be prepared for a quiz.
                                               Bring 3 discussion points to class.

Tues, Mar 11          RCG       Read "Coming Out in Middle School." (p.101)

                                               Inquiry questions for Web Quest.

Wed, Mar 12            LIT        Read pages 52-70 in Purple Hibiscus twice.
                                               Be prepared for a quiz.
                                               Bring 3 discussion points to class.

Thurs, Mar 13          RCG      Read "Beyond Mean Girls Typecasting at this link.
                                               Write a response to the article based on your experience.

Fri, Mar 14              RCG       Teams conduct Web Quests on inquiry questions and report.

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

Monday, March 3, 2014

8th Grade Assignments for the Week of March 3-7

Tues, Mar 4       RCG          Read "Gender is Dead! Long Live Gender! (p.20)
                                            Read  "Checking the Difference" (p.22)
                                            Watch "Toemaggedon"
                                            Write a response discussing biological and social gender differences.

Wed, Mar 5        LIT            Read pages 3-16 in Purple Hibiscus.
                                             Be prepared for a reading quiz.
                                             Bring in 3 points to discuss from the reading.

                           RCG          Read "The Feminine Face of Poverty." (p.33)
                                             Read "The Biggest Myth about the Gender Wage Gap." (p.82)
                                             Read "Wage Gap a Myth?" (p.84)
                                             Read "Sheryl Sandburg's Commencement Speech." (p.85)
                                             Write a response discussing how gender affects wealth and income.

Thurs, Mar 6      RCG          In-class research quest.

Fri, Mar 7           LIT            Read pages 19-36 in Purple Hibiscus.
                                             Be prepared for a reading quiz.
                                             Bring in 3 points to discuss from the reading.

                            RCG         Read "Women's Economic Empowerment Offers Win/Win Scenario." 
                                             (p.90)