1. Show Job Shadow Calendar; see calendar on the board!
2. Check email for message from Kristy!
3. If/When you are scheduled, pick up make up slip, Interview Questions, Business Info form,
and Employer Eval form on back counter.
Week of October 15-19, 2018
Monday 10/15 and Tuesday 10/16
Common Core focus: Text dependent Questions
RI.11-12.1 Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as
inferences drawn from the text, including determining where the text leaves matters uncertain.
RI.11-12.2 Determine two or more central ideas of a text and analyze their development over the course of the text,
including how they interact and build on one another to provide a complex analysis; provide an objective summary of the text.
RI.11-12.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative,
and technical meanings; analyze how an author uses and refines the meaning of a key term or terms over the course of a text
Objective: You are no doubt familiar with the term "melting pot" used to describe America.
Today you'll learn about the man and the literary work in which that phrase was first coined!
The “melting pot” is one of the strongest images of America’s willingness to welcome and embrace
people from many different countries, races, and religions, all hoping to find freedom, new opportunities,
and a better way of life. The old "melting pot" metaphor is giving way to new metaphors such as
"salad bowl" and "mosaic", mixtures of various ingredients that keep their individual characteristics.
Immigrant populations within the United States are not being blended together in one "pot",
but rather they are transforming American Society into a truly multicultural mosaic.
But first, we'll kick it back to when your parents were young to see how they might have learned about
View: "The Great American Melting Pot"
View: Six Americans Project: What does it mean to be an American?
Read before viewing: With a country as divided as it is today on everything from immigration to taxes to health care,
there's probably no better time for all of us to the about the answer to this question.
Throughout our nation's history, the United States of America has been described as a "melting pot" of different
people, cultures, and ideas. At the same time, we citizens are united under a common flag. Given a country so
prominent on the world stage... and one with steep demographic diversity, what factors contribute to an "American identity?"
Six Americans is an original, devised theatrical event that incorporates autobiographical material, sketch comedy,
poetry, music, dance, and multimedia to explore the question, "What does it mean to be 'American'?"
We will look at two "Letters" today:
Revolutionary Age: "What is an American?" written in 1782 by Michel-Guillaume Jean De Crevecouer
Relevance Today: "What is an American?" written 235 years later in February 2017 by Immigration Lawyer Randy Feldman
Read pg. 289 (Build Background and Active Reading) and pg. 294 (the blue box)
View St. Jean De Crevecoeur: Letters from an American Farmer (stop at 2:06)
View Intro and record notes on De Crevecouer (3:19)
Read the Epistle (Letter) together, then fill in the close reading activity.
Read the 2017 essay by the same title, discuss at tables, and share out.
Put all materials in your folder for future unit assessment!
Week of October 9-12
Finish notes on 10 Major Movmements in American LIterature
View: All About American Literature
CLOSELY View History of American Lit. Part I (5:18) and Part II (7:04)
View short American Literary Movements
Quick Review of Yesterday's notes
Now take --(use your notes from yesterday!) Major Movements Quiz
For Thursday, bring earbuds!
Thursday 10/11 and Friday 10/12
Literature Lab: Native American Movement
Native American Creation Myths
1. Read pg. 31 (Literary Analysis box) about Creation Myths
2. On this notecard take notes! I will provide hard copy in class.
(Why notecard? No computer on open note unit or open note semester test)
Record (on notecard) the Four Functions of Native American Creation Myths:
• describes how the universe, earth, and life began
• explains the workings of the natural world
• supports and validates social customs and values
• guides people through the trials of living
3. Read pg. 24 Build Background and Focus Your Reading
4. View: Native American Creation Myths (6:26)
Make note on notecard of the 3 tribes whose creation myths you hear in this clip!
Also include a super brief description of each.
5. Now read this about Archetypes: (record definition on card):
Myths told by peoples around the world share common elements known as archetypes.
An archetype is a symbol, story pattern, event, character type or landscape found in literature
across different cultures and eras.
Record these examples on notecard:
Mother Earth, the Tree of Life, the Garden of Eden, Good and Evil are all archetypes in creation stories.
6. Now read a Review of Native American Myths in this keynote:
See just the Slides 9-13 in Native American Myths-(record key ideas on notecard)
"The World on the Turtle's Back" is an Iroquois explanation of how the world was created.
It also expresses a Native American ideal of people living in harmony with nature.
As you read, pay particular attention to the Iroquois' attitude toward nature, their view of their gods,
foods, rituals, and games, and the roles of men and women.
7. Now Read and/or Listen to: "The World on the Turtle's Back" in Yellow Lit Book pg.24. Audio is 14:55
I would strongly suggest following along in the book as you listen to see the underlined/highlighted passages.
If you are absent here is AN ONLINE VERSION.
After reading, be sure you can answer the questions at th end of the story in the book.
8. Stop on pg. 26 2nd column at Earth Diver and click to read about Diver Myths . (record on card)
Another important detail that I hope you noticed: a turtle is the organizer of the rescue effort.
Why do you think the tribe that told this story chose a TURTLE? Why not use a different animal?
9. Aha!!: Native American Turtle Mythology (record on card)
10. View: Iroquis Creation Story
11. Quickly Review these flashcards for "The World on the Turtle's Back."
12. Then review this set of flashcards
13. Before you leave class FRIDAY, take Quia Quiz over all of the activities above and the myth
"The World on the Turtle's Back"
Week of October 1-5
Lit: Begin Notes on the 10 Major Movements in American Literature
View: All About American Literature
Grab your folder and complete Things I Should Know So Far Assessment at Quia
While I'm gone today, I expect you to work quietly and independently.
Keep going with more practice activities.
1. CAREFULLY Review Grammarbook.Com Colon Rules
2. See Colon Rules--especially the sentences in the 4 boxes!
3. Colons at Khan Academy
4. What is a colon?
5. Do Colon Exercise 1
6. Do Colon Exercise 2
*Here is a Punctuation Guide for Colons
* Here is a CHEAT SHEET with all of the rules and examples.
Use the rules links above while you take the quizzes! Open several tabs with rules open if you need.
I'll take the better score of the two colon quizzes below. Both are worth 17 points.
Please remember this important rule: there MUST be a COMPLETE sentence before a colon!
-- Take Colons Quiz #1 at Quia (Instant feedback will be provided)
--Take Colons Quiz #2 at Quia (No feedback will be provided until after all have taken).
MUG: (Mechanics, Usage & Grammar)
Another of the 6 most commonly tested marks of punctuation on the ACT is COLONS
-To become familiar with the rules that govern the use of colons in well-written sentences
-To develop basic skills in the use of colons in well-written sentences
-To practice using colons in various writing situations
The following set of exercises are all for practice! Everything that is underlined is a link!
**Grammar reminder: Please don't EVER skip the practice activities I provide for you every week.
You'll practice the skills you need for the assignments or quizzes.
Remember that ALL of these skills will be tested on the ACT, Accuplacer, etc.
1. First, 2. View: ACT English Tips: Colons
2. Then, View the Colon PPT
3. Next, look at Semicolon vs. Colon: Basic review of the rules (semicolons will be our NEXT unit)
Follow the "Continue with the exercises" link at the bottom of this page!
4. Practice Some More! There is MORE than one right answer for each!!
5. Using Colons Effectively (just look at incorrect sentence and click to see the corrected sentence)
6. Finally, here is a CHEAT SHEET with all of the rules and examples.
One last rule: When using a quotation of 3 lines or longer, use a COLON to introduce it, not a comma.
Now STOP and Complete the Colon Assignment #1 at Quia for a grade.
Then complete Colon Assignment #2 at Quia for a grade.
Both are worth 10 points. I'll record the better of the two.
Return ACT tests and test booklets. Take time to look through answers.
Do the item analysis in score booklet for English & Math tests.
Complete ACT Reflection
Discuss strategies for improvement