Category: Multi-Cultural Lit.

Multi-Cultural Lit – Thursday, October 6th

Book Talk & Indie Read w/ check-in

Quickwrite #18: “Three Ways to Speak English” – Jamila Lyiscott TED Talk

STUDY: Codeswitching – “How Codeswitching Explains the World” NPR (click link below to read)

https://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2013/04/08/176064688/how-code-switching-explains-the-world

REPRISE: Revisit today’s quickwrite and add some (additional) thoughts on codeswitching

TO-DO: Read your Book Club Novel to target #1 for Tuesday 10/11

PAST DUE: Writing #2 – Identity Poetry + Reflection WAS due in Dropbox no later than end of day 10/2 (see assignment at the MULTI-CULTURAL LIT WRITING tab above)

Multi-Cultural Lit – Wednesday, October 5th

Book Talk & Indie Read

Quickwrite #17: People Pics – Write about your initial assumptions. Then consider how stereotype & bias play into those.

STUDY: Concept Maps (in groups by Novel #3 book choice). What feels important so far?

TO DO: Stay on schedule with reading Novel #3

PAST DUE: Writing #2 – Identity Poetry + Reflection WAS due in Dropbox no later than end of day 10/2 (see assignment at the MULTI-CULTURAL LIT WRITING tab above)

Multi-Cultural Lit – Tuesday, October 4th

Book Schedules for Novel #3: Target dates – 1. Tues. 10/22 2. Wed. 10/19 3. Thur. 10/27

  • Monday’s Not Coming * 140 * 273 * 435
  • American Street * 104 * 216 * 324
  • Everything Everything * 104 * 206 * 310
  • Dear Martin * 67 * 137 * 208

Indie Read

NOTEBOOK: Predictions & Outcomes Part I – Start a two-page spread with Predictions on the left and Outcomes on the right (kind of a before & after). Spend 5 minutes listing as many predictions as you can make about what will happen in the novel or to the characters, etc. (We’ll come back to outcomes later – just leave it blank for now. . . .)

TO DO: Stay on schedule with reading Novel #3

PAST DUE: Writing #2 – Identity Poetry + Reflection WAS due in Dropbox no later than end of day 10/2 (see assignment at the MULTI-CULTURAL LIT WRITING tab above)

Multi-Cultural Lit – Friday, September 30th

Book Talk & Indie Read w/ clipboard check-in

NOTES: “How to Overcome Our Biases – Walk Boldly Toward Them” – Verna Myers TED Talk

TO-DO: Choosing NOVEL #3 (prose novels, black authors) check out the slides & GForm on GClassroom and fill out BY Monday 10/3!!

DEADLINE: Writing #2 – Identity Poetry + Reflection due in Dropbox no later than end of day Sunday 10/2 (see assignment on posts earlier this week or at the MULTI-CULTURAL LIT WRITING tab above)

Multi-Cultural Lit – Thursday, September 29th

Book Talk & Indie Read

Quickwrite #16: “Are You Racist? ‘No’ isn’t a good enough answer” by Marlon James (click link below)

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/video/2016/jan/13/marlon-james-are-you-racist-video

WRITE TIME: Get started on writing #2 – poem + reflection (see assignment on yesterday’s post or at the MULTI-CULTURAL LIT WRITING ASSIGN tab above)

DEADLINE: Writing #2 – Identity Poetry + Reflection due in Dropbox no later than end of day Sunday 10/2

Multi-Cultural Lit – Wednesday, September 28th

Book Talk & Indie Read

Quickwrite #15: BIG Book ?s – The Poet X or Solo (if you missed class or need more time find the slides on GClassroom)

DISCUSSION: Novel #2 by group – Use today’s BIG Book ?s to drive your conversation when it stalls.

ASSIGNMENT: Writing #2 – Identity Poetry + Reflection due in Dropbox no later than end of day Sunday 10/2

Multi-Cultural Lit – Monday, September 26th

Book Talk (this week’s book talks are your choices for next class-novel/book club read) & Indie Read

Quickwrite #14: “Where I’m From” by George Ella Lyon (read and comment/react – find a copy of the poem on GClassroom if you need it)

CREATE/NOTEBOOK: Attempt to imitate or mirror Lyon’s poem by taking her structure and making the poem about you. How can you use it to reflect where you come from? Poetry writing practice.

DEADLINE: Target #3 – the end of Novel #2 (Poet X or Solo) by classtime on Wednesday 9/28. KEEP READING!