Monday, 8/31 – Today is performance task day! Our socio-grams will be presented in gallery walk style as an informal presentation. You will complete the written component of the socio-gram as an in-class assignment.
Tuesday, 9/1 – Today is our summative assessment for House on Mango Street, Part 1. You will begin today by reading a chapter from House on Mango Street and completing the SOAPStone analysis on your own.
Summative Essay Prompt:
Analyze the rhetorical techniques of House on Mango Street (using the SOAPSTone technique, style, figurative language, persuasive appeals, etc) examining what Cisneros uses to deliver the book’s messages. Support your analysis with direct quotes from the text. Ideas to consider: 1. What were the cultural, political, and social circumstances at the time of the book’s publications that might directly impact the writer’s message? 2. How did the author’s biographical and educational background lead him/her to writing this book? 3. What strategies of rhetoric and persuasion does the writer employ? 4. What entails good writing? Provide some direct examples from the book and explain how those passages constitute good writing.
We will take a look at Sandra Cisneros and how her own story is incorporated into House on Mango Street. We will also take a look at Chicago during the 1940s. Your table group will divided these two articles and analyze using a jigsaw method.
We will begin our brainstorming process today on our summative writing prompt. We will use SOAPSTone as our brainstorm method for our introduction paragraph.
Wednesday, 9/2 – Today, you will analyze a chapter from House on Mango Street using the SOAPSTone analysis method.
Then we will move in to our writing time.
Today, we will move through the BODY paragraphs of our analysis. We will practice the critique method we reviewed yesterday. Our focus today is on incorporating strong text evidence from our analysis. We will synthesize text evidence from the biography and historical context articles as well as our analysis of the first 7 chapters of HOMS.
Thursday, 9/3 – New Unit, New Seats, New Goals!
Today, we begin our new unit. In this unit, we will learn 5 characteristics of Individualism as we seek to discover another common theme within American literature.
Friday, 9/4 – Expressions!
Today, we will have an expressions day. This will allow us to demonstrate our own individualism as begin this unit focused on this theme.