Literature

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Assignments for Week of December 15-19, 2014

Mon, 12/15              RCG          Read the article at this link.
                                                   Give 4 examples of how culture interferes with sexual agency.
                                                   Give 4 examples of how sexual agency can be achieved.
                                                   Write 3 essential questions based on this article.

                                 WTG         Idea in a paragraph for 10-page play.

Tues, 12/16              RCG           Find a current news article about gender.
                                                    Turn in a short summary of the article along with the link.
                                                     Be prepared to share with the class.

                                 WTG          List of characters and summaries of scenes for 10-page play.
                                                    Set up an account at Celtx.com.

Wed, 12/17              WTG          5 pages freewriting.

                                                    Bring in card for your KK.

Thurs, 12/18                               Self-evaluations due.

                                                    Bring in snack for your KK.

Fri, 12/19                   RCG          Read "Coming Out in Middle School," pp 101-109 in Gender Book.
                                                     Write a response.

                                   WTG         10-page play due.
      
                                                     Bring gift for your KK.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Assignments for Week of December 8 - 12, 2014

Mon, 12/8               RCG          Read pages 61-65 and pages 88-90 in the Gender Textbook.
                                                  Answer these questions:
                                                    1.  How did Hurt internalize what he saw in his home in childhood?
                                                    2.  How does he believe feminism helps men?
                                                    3.  How do women lead differently than men?
                                                    4.  How is gender equality smart economics?

Tues, 12/9               RCG          Research 3 sources on Rianne Eisler and write a 1/2 report.
                                                  Read Eisler's article page 32 in the Gender Textbook and write a
                                                         response.
                                                  Read the U. N. Report on the World's Women at the link on page 33.
                                                  Briefly summarize the issues women face worldwide.

Wed, 12/10             RCG          Read "Beyond Mean Girls' Stereotypes" at this link.
                                                  Write a response.

                               WTG         5 pages freewriting. Choose a selection to read aloud.

Thurs, 12/11           RCG          Response to Tough Guise.

Fri, 12/12                RCG         Completed statistics from pages 34-40 in the Gender Textbook.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Assignments for Week of December 1 - 5, 2015

Mon, 12/1               No homework due!

Tues, 12/2               RCG          Read pages 3 - 13 in Gender Book.
                                                  Response to Straight-Laced.

                                LIT           Bring in 3 points to discuss for the story, "Baby X" at this link.
                                                 Be prepared for a reading quiz.

Wed, 12/3               WTG         5 pages free writing due.
                                                  Choose a selection to read aloud to the class.

Thurs, 12/4              LIT          Read the short story "Am I Blue?" by Bruce Coville at this link.
                                                Be prepared for a reading quiz.
                                                Bring in three points to discuss.

Fri, 12/5                   RCG         Read pages 17 - 21 in Gender Book.
                                                 Answer the following questions:
                                                  1.  Describe the "double bind" of oppression women face.  Give 3
                                                       examples.
                                                  2.  What does the author use the metaphor of a bird cage to describe?
                                                  3.  What did the study at Northwestern University find about
                                                        categories of self thought?
                                                  4. When students were primed to think of their gender identity before
                                                       taking a test, what were the results?  Why do think these results
                                                       occurred?

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Assignments for Week of November 24-25, 2014

Mon, Nov 24          WTG          Story idea in a paragraph due.

Tues, Nov 25          SYMPOSIUM

Friday, November 14, 2014

Assignments for Week of November 17 - 21, 2014

Mon, 11/17    LIT                    Read pages 133-167 in Bronx Masquerade twice.
                                               Be prepared for a 5-question quiz.
                                               Write an original poem in response to the reading.

                      GRAMMAR    Compose 3 sentences using introductory subordinate (adverb) clauses.
                                               Compose 3 compound sentences.
                                               Compose 3 compound complex sentences.
                                               Underline the subjects and verbs in each sentence. Punctuate correctly.


Tues, 11/18     RCG                Outline for presentation due.  Post it on your Wiki.

                        GRAMMAR   Compose 3 sentences using introductory words, phrases and clauses.
                                                Compose 3 sentences using interrupting words, phrases and clauses.
                                                Punctuate correctly.


Wed, 11/19       LIT                 Test on Bronx Masquerade.
                                                Character grid due.
                                                Poetry terms due.


Thurs, 11/20     RCG             Peoples' Histories Projects Presentations.


Fri, 11/21          RCG             Peoples' Histories' Projects Presentations.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Assignments for Week of November 10 - 14, 2014

Mon, Nov 10         LIT          Read pages 34 - 64 in Bronx Masquerade twice.
                                               Be prepared for a 5-question reading quiz.
                                               Write an original poem in response to the reading.

                               RCG       Choose a topic for your Peoples' Histories Project.


Tues, Nov 11         LIT           Read "Food that Pleases, Food to Take Home" by Anthony Grooms.
                                                Bring in 3 points for the discussion.

                               RCG         Set up Wiki for People's History Project.
                                                Post your project planner.


Wed, Nov 12         LIT           Read pages 65 - 100 in Bronx Masquerade twice.
                                                Be prepared for a 5-question reading quiz.
                                                Write an original poem in response to the reading.
                                 
                              LIT           Write 3 questions for Tony Grooms.

                              LIT           Essay revisions due.


Thurs, Nov 13      RCG          Annotated sources for history project due (5 or more).


Fri, Nov 14            LIT          Read pages 100 - 132 in Bronx Masquerade twice.
                                               Be prepared for a 5-question reading quiz.
                                               Write an original poem in response to the reading.

                              RB           Reading Bowl Question Sheet: Book #1.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Assignments for Week of November 4-7, 2014

Tues, Nov 4          LIT            Review "Sweat" and your 3 points for discussion.
                                                (Happy Halloween)

                              RCG           Read Article 2 of the U. S. Constitution at this link.
                                                 Answer the study questions sent via email.

Wed, Nov 5           RCG          Listen to the interview at this link. Write a review of the film A Day                                                       without a Mexican.

                                                 Prepare for quiz on Article 2 of the U. S. Constitution.

Thurs, Nov 6          LIT            Read pages 3-33 in Bronx Masquerade.
                                                 Write an original poem based on the reading.

Fri, Nov 7               RCG          Read cards 1-7 on President Obama's executive action on                                                                       immigration at this link.  Write a 1-page summary describing how and                                                   why President Obama is using his executive power in this situation.