Category: MC Lit & Rhetoric

Multi-Cultural Lit – Thursday, September 19th

Book talk & Indie read.  Quickwrite #4:  The American Dream.  Read:  James Baldwin’s “The American Dream and the American Negro”

To Do:

  • Hang on to all the handouts from this week.  We will be putting the reading together for discussion on Monday.
  • Read something awesome!

Reminder:  TOMORROW is the last day to bring Mrs. C post-its and/or scotch tape if you’d like late HW passes in exchange (max 2 per student)

Upcoming:  Book club #1 next week – more info to follow.

Multi-Cultural Lit – Wednesday, September 18th

Book talk & Indie read (briefly share about your indie read to those you are seated with today).  Finish reading excerpt from The Souls of Black Folk – chapter 1.  Notebook:  make a notebook entry that starts with one of the important quotes we highlighted – copy it into your notebook and then react, respond, relate to it.  Group discussions about these quotes and what you wrote.

Read something splendid.

Reminder:  Two more days to bring Mrs. C post-its and/or scotch tape if you’d like late HW passes in exchange (max 2 per student).

Multi-Cultural Lit – Tuesday, September 17th

Read aloud & Indie read.  The Souls of Black Folk – Ch. 1 excerpt w/ highlighting and in-class review.

To Do:  Review if needed, read ahead if needed, read something wonderful.

Reminder:  If you’d like late HW passes, bring Mrs. C post-its and/or scotch tape no later than Friday 9/20 (max 2 per student).

Multi-Cultural Lit. – Monday, September 16th

Book talk & Indie read. Quickwrite #3: “Colorblind” by Joseph Capehart.  Intro to black authors study  Read: Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B. DuBois forethougt.

To Do:

If you know you might struggle, feel free to read ahead into chapter 1 of Souls (which we will read in class tomorrow).  Otherwise, read something fantastic.

*complete the notebook entry on Friday’s reading if you haven’t already


Friday, September 6th

Back to school!

Quick intro to class, a poem “What You Will Need in Class Today” by Matthew Foley, notebook intros, Quickwrite #1 – your reader/writer statement (if you missed class, see Mrs. C for details), bookpass 🙂

Assignment: If you haven’t already, see your school email to join the google classroom and fill out the quick survey this weekend to help Mrs. C get to know you.

Have a great weekend!