Friday, September 19, 2014

Assignments for Week of September 22-26, 2014

Mon, 9/22          LIT          Read Chapter 8 twice
                                           Bring in 3 points to share in class.
                                           Be prepared for a reading quiz.


Tues, 9/23           RCG       Read the article "See Baby Discriminate" at this link.
                                           Interview your parents about what they have taught you about race, how
                                           and why.  Write a one-page summary of your conversation with them.
                                          

Wed, 9/24           LIT          Read Chapter 9 twice
                                           Bring in 3 points to share in class.
                                           Be prepared for a reading quiz.

Thurs, 9/25                         Rosh Hashanah.  No school


Fri, 9/26             LIT          Read Chapter 10 twice
                                           Bring in 3 points to share in class.
                                           Be prepared for a reading quiz.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Assignments for Week of September 15-19, 2014

Mon, 9/14            LIT            Review chapter 5 for quiz and discussion.

Tues, 9/16              RCG         Read "Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack at this link."          
                                                1.  Choose two items off McIntosh's list of privileges and explain
                                                      whether you agree or disagree with those statements and why.
                                                2.  Ask one meaningful question based on your reading of this article.
   

Wed, 9/17               LIT          Read chapter 6 twice
                                               Be prepared for a quiz.
                                               Bring 3 point to discuss in class.


Thurs, 9/18            RCG        Read "The Gardner's Tale" at this link.
                                               As you read the article, pay attention to the authentic questions the
                                                article raises in your mind.  Write down ten of those questions.


Fri, 9/19                 LIT          Read chapter 7 twice
                                               Be prepared for a quiz.
                                               Bring 3 point to discuss in class.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Assignments for Week of September 8 - 12

Mon, 9/8               LIT          Read chapter 3 of Secret Life of Bees twice.
                                              Write 3 points to bring to the discussion.
                                              Be prepared for a reading quiz.

                              Writing     Fairy Tales Revisions due.

Tues, 9/9              Writing    Edit final version of speech for grammar and punctuation.

Wed, 9/10              LIT         Read chapter 4 of Secret Life of Bees twice.
                                              Write 3 points to bring to the discussion.
                                              Be prepared for a reading quiz.

Thurs, 9/11             RCG        1-page response to the film The Color of Fear

Fri, 9/12                 LIT         Read chapter 5 of Secret Life of Bees twice.
                                              Write 3 points to bring to the discussion.
                                              Be prepared for a reading quiz.
                                              Bring in photo/report on the Black Madonna.

                               RCG      1-page response to Fish Bowls.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Assignments for Week of September 2 - 5, 2014

Tues, 9/2          Read ch. 1 of Secret Life of Bees twice.
                         Be prepared for a reading quiz.
                         Bring in 3 points to discuss in class.


Wed, 9/3           Fairy Tale Revision due.


Thurs, 9/4         Read ch. 2 of Secret Life of Bees twice.
                         Be prepared for a reading quiz.
                         Bring in 3 points to discuss in class.


Fri, 9/5              Speeches due for delivery to class.
                          Response to Color of Fear due.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Assignments for Week of August 25 - 29, 2014

Mon, 8/25          Story due.
                           Develop with character description, scenes, dialogue and interesting details.
                           Be sure to check twice for grammar and punctuation.

Tues, 8/26           Read Kareem Abdul Jabar's article "The Coming Race War Won't Be about Race."
                            http://time.com/author/kareem-abdul-jabbar/

                           Then read Dave Zirin's response "The Major Problem with Kareem Abdul Jabar's
                            Powerful Essay on Ferguson."
                            http://www.thenation.com/blog/181310/my-major-problem-kareem-abdul-jabbars-powerful-essay-ferguson

                            Be prepared for a reading quiz on the two pieces.

Wed, 8/27            Original fairy tale due.

                             Questions for Tom McNeal due (3 or more).

Thurs, 8/28         Socio-identity form due.

Fri, 8/29              Story revision/speeches due.


Monday, August 18, 2014

Welcome Back to School!

Wed, 8/20          Prepare an introduction of the person you interviewed.
                       
                          Write at least 3 six-word memoirs.  Send your best one to Martha via email.

                           7th graders: bring in your iPad User Contracts.

                           7th graders: bring in your summer reading lists.
                       
                            8th graders: update the blog to make sure you're reads are current.
                             www.pisummerread14.weebly.com

                            Review Far, Far Away in preparation for the trivia game on Friday.

                            Start preparing for a current events News Bowl contest on Friday.



Thurs, 8/21         Write a story about a time you needed courage

                           7th graders: bring in your iPad User Contracts.

                            Review Far, Far Away in preparation for the trivia game on Friday.

                            Continue preparing for a current events News Bowl contest on Friday.



Fri, 8/22              Trivia game on Far, Far Away

                            News Bowl contest over current events.

                            8th graders: have an idea for a story for your speech.


Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Assignments for Week of May 12-16

Mon, May 12       SLAM     Final draft due

                             RCG       Answer questions about A Force More Powerful, Part 5. Answer these
                                              questions:
 1    Why did the workers in Poland go on strike?
2     What are the workers’ demands?
3      Some activists called for expanding the list of demands to include free elections and an end to censorship. What might have happened if these demands had been added?
4      Industrial workers have played key roles in several stories presented in this series.  Why have workers and their unions been such effective vehicles for nonviolent action? What leverage do workers possess that ordinary citizens don’t?

Tues, May 13        SLAM      All class poetry slam

Wed, May 14        RCG        Action Project Presentations

Thurs, May 15      RCG       News Bowl          

Fri, May 16          EVALS      Self-evaluations due.