MC Lit / English 5 – Wednesday, October 7th

As Usual – Check-in your reading on the Indie Read board.

WRITE:  Quickwrite #9 – Racism.  Have you experienced it? Witnessed it?  Took part in it?  Does it affect your life?  Tell any story you need to.

ON YOUR OWN:  Check out the stories of other teens here –   Race-Related – My First Encounter with Racism  (NYTimes)

STUDY:  Watch video & take notes Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie “The Danger of a Single Story” (TEd Talk)

BOOK CLUB #1:  Choose your book!  (If you haven’t yet, do this TODAY).  Then, don’t forget to get/pick-up your book!

CATCH UP:  We won’t meet in Zoom again until next Wednesday 10/14.  Use the extra time and lack of other assignments to catch up where needed.  So far you should have completed:

  • WRITING 1 (the letter to Mrs. C due 9/6)
  • WRITING 2 (the commentary on a core read due 9/20 posted 9/16 w/ reads)
  • WRITING 3 (the poem + reflection due 10/4)
  • Notebook writings (checklist below – check GClassroom & mrsconnollysclass.com to scroll back and complete any you are missing)
    • ✅ QW #1 – 8/31 this class/school year so far?
    • ✅ QW #2 – 9/2 Clint Smith’s “History Reconsidered”
    • ✅ QW #3 – 9/9 Tracy Chapman “Revolution” & DJ Olders “This Far: Notes on Love & Revolution”
    • ✅ QW #4 – 9/14 American Dream (single-frame cartoon)
    • ✅ Notebook 9/14 James Baldwin “Letter to My Nephew”
    • ✅ QW #5 – 9/16 Joseph Capehart “Colorblind”
    • ✅ Notebook – 9/16 W.E.B. du Bois The Souls of Black Folk Chapter 1
    • ✅ QW #6 – 9/23 Kwame Alexander “Take a Knee”
    • ✅ QW #7 – 9/28 poetic thinking (see slides)
    • ✅ Notebook – 9/30 video + thoughts (video was book choice dependent see 9/30 post)
    • ✅ QW #8 – 10/5 “Change the World by Changing Yourself”
    • ✅ Notebook – 10/5 Verna Myers “How to overcome our biases?”
    • ✅ QW #9 – 10/7 Racism (today’s prompt)
    • ✅ Notebook – 10/7 Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie “Danger of a Single Story”

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