Friday, August 28, 2015

Assignments for Week of August 31 - September 4

Mon (8/31)       Literature          Read chapter 1 in Secret Life of Bees.
                                                   Write 3 points to discuss in class.
                                                    Be prepared for a 5 questions reading quiz.


Tues (9/1)         RCG                 Read pages 11-13 in Intro Book.
                                                   Write 5 essential questions to share in class.

                         Grammar          Preposition song due.


Wed (9/2)         Literature          Read chapter 2 in Secret Life of Bees.
                                                   Write 3 points to discuss in class.
                                                    Be prepared for a 5 questions reading quiz. 
                  

Thurs (9/3)          RCG               Read pages 14-17 in Intro Book.
                                                   Answer questions on page 17.


Fri (9/4)               Literature       Read chapter 3 in Secret Life of Bees.
                                                   Write 3 points to discuss in class.
                                                    Be prepared for a 5 questions reading quiz.

                            Grammar         Page 16 (Adv Prep Phrases), exercise 1, sentences 1-10.

                           

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Assignments for Week of August 24 - 28, 2015

Wed (8/26)          Grammar          Page 8 (Adj Modifiers), exercise 1, odd numbered sentences.
                                                     Page 10 (Adv Modifiers), exercise 1, odd numbered sentences.

                             Writing           Work on your story.

                             Turn in your Summer Reading List!

Thurs (8/27)         Writing            Work on your story.

Fri (8/27)               Grammar         Page 12 (Appositives), exercise 1, even numbers.
                                                       Read about prepositions at this link.
                                                       Page 14 (Adj Prep Phrases), exercise 1, sentences 1-10.

                               RCG                Read pages 1-10. Answer the questions on page 10.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

May 11 - 15, 2015

Mon, 5/11        LIT          Bring in thesis and 3 points for essay.

                        WTG        Class Slam

Tues, 5/12       LIT           Revise thesis statement and 3 points.

                        RCG         Action Project Strategic Plan, Section 4 due.

Wed, 5/13        RCG        Action Project Presentations due.

                         WTG       Three questions for author-in-residence.

Thurs, 5/14       EVAL     Self-evaluation due.

Fri, 5/15            LIT          Essay on Purple Hibiscus due.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Week of May 4 - 8, 2015

Mon, 5/4          LIT          Read pages 246-259 in Purple Hibiscus twice.
                                         Bring in 3 points to discuss.
                                         Be prepared for quiz.

                        WRG        Slam poem revision


Tues, 5/5         RCG         Questions about APS Middle Schools


Wed, 5/6          LIT          Read pages 249-275 in Purple Hibiscus twice.
                                         Bring in 3 points to discuss.
                                         Be prepared for quiz.

                         WTG       Have slam poem memorized for delivery notes.


Thurs, 5/7         WTG       Complete information for shared doc on APS Middle Schools.


Fri, 5/8             LIT          Read pages 275-307 in Purple Hibiscus twice.
                                         Bring in 3 points to discuss.
                                         Be prepared for quiz.

                       



Saturday, April 25, 2015

Week of April 27 - May 1, 2015

Mon, 4/27            LIT            Read pages 182-205 in Purple Hibiscus twice.
                                               Bring in 3 points for discussion.
                                               Be prepared for a reading quiz.

Tues, 4/28            RCG          Revised Action Plan

Wed, 4/29            LIT            Read pages 206-232 in Purple Hibiscus twice.
                                               Bring in 3 points for discussion.
                                               Be prepared for a reading quiz.

Thurs, 4/30          RCG          Progress Report to Martha

Fri, 5/1                 LIT            Read pages 232- 246 in Purple Hibiscus twice.
                                               Bring in 3 points for discussion.
                                               Be prepared for a reading quiz.

                            WTG          Slam poem revision

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?