Category: Multi-Cultural Lit.

Multi-Cultural Lit – Monday, September 13th

Book Talk & Indie Read.

It’s Book Choice day for Novel #1 – choose The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo or Solo by Kwame Alexander. If you need help choosing see the slides posted last week on GClassroom.

Set a schedule with an end date of Thursday 9/23 (that’s when you should be finished with the book), and a just prior to half-way target for this Thursday 9/16.

Time to get started!!

PAST DUE:

WRITING #2 – one-page commentary & response was due Sunday 9/12 (Be sure to add your thoughts, not just summary). Complete it if you haven’t yet. ALL LATE WORK IS FULLY ACCEPTED.

Multi-Cultural Lit – Friday, September 10th

Book Talk & Indie Read – w/ a padlet board check-in (see GClassroom if you need more detailed instructions).

Review of Writing #2 assignment & time to get started, ask quesitons, etc.

Assignments & Deadlines:

WRITING #2 – one-page commentary & response due no later than end of day Sunday 9/12 (Be sure to add your thoughts, not just summary).

Multi-Cultural Lit – Thursday, September 9th

Book Talk & Indie Read.

Quickwrite #9: “Colorblind” by Joseph Capehart – watch and then respond in your notebook – whatever you need to say. . .

Read: W.E.B. DuBois’ opening to The Souls of Black Folk (you can find a pdf on the GClassroom) – pay attention to terms “the Veil” and “double-consciousness” as these are foundational ideas of DuBois

Assignments & Deadlines: WRITING #2 – one-page commentary & response due no later than end of day Sunday 9/12

Multi-Cultural Lit – Wednesday, September 8th

Book Talk & Indie Read.

Read: James Baldwin’s “Letter to My Nephew” (1962) – You can watch Chris Rock recite it here

Quickwrite #8: Choose a Line – choose a line (or two) from the Baldwin piece (pdf below) and do the following 1) copy it into your notebook page 2) explain what it says and/or why you chose it 3) expand your thinking – what are you thinking now?

TO DO: Read something awesome! And finish up any notebook writing that needs attention.

Multi-Cultural Lit – Tuesday, September 7th

Book Talk & Indie Read. Finish Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds (pdf available on GClassroom if you missed class).

Quickwrite #7 (extended to 10 minutes): Thinking about Long Way Down, write about revenge, or ghosts, or what happens next? Reactions to this book. Feel free to write either in prose (paragraphs) or try poetry if you want. No wrong answers, just plenty to thinking on the page.

Multi-Cultural Lit – Wednesday, September 1st

Read Aloud – The Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson & Rafael Lopez. Indie Read.

Quickwrite #6 – Rules. (Ideas: thoughts and opinions on rules, a story about rules, your own rules for life, etc. . . .)

Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds. In-class with audio pages 20 – 70. If you missed today, check the GClassroom to be able to catch up with us.

*@ReadWarriors information (see the tab above for details). Basically, when you finish a book, create and turn in a “tweet sheet” to Mrs. C = )

TO DO: Read something awesome & make up any work that is currently not submitted (i.e. your racism experience paper).

Multi-Cultural Lit – Tuesday, August 31st

Book Talk & Indie Read. Calculate self-paced reading rates and set a weekly page goal for the book you are reading now.

Quickwrite #5 – Poetry? Your thoughts, opinions, and experience with poetry.

Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds. Read from beginning to page 20. (We’ll be reading this in-class with audio).

To Do: Keep reading your independent books.

Deadlines:

  • PAST DUE (but you can still turn it in – no deductions) – WRITING #1 – your piece on racism submit via Google Classroom as a Google doc (Assignment sheet on GClassroom and at the “Multi-Culture Writing Assignments” tab above).

Multi-Cultural Lit – Monday, August 30th

Book talk x 2 & Indie Read.

Watch the video “How and Why We Read” – Crash Course Lit #1 w/ John Green

Deadline TODAY:

  • WRITING #1 – your piece on racism due no later than end of day Monday 8/30 submit via Google Classroom as a Google doc (Assignment sheet on GClassroom and at the “Multi-Culture Writing Assignments” tab above).