Multi-Cultural Lit. Notebook Checklist

HOW TO USE:  Find a list below of all this semester’s notebook entries (notes & quickwrites) listed in order by date.  To access the video or writing we viewed/read, etc., go back to the main site mrsconnollysclass.com and scroll down to the class post from that day.  (Initially it will only show 10 days back, but you can choose “older posts” below that to go back further.  You can also make it easier/faster to scroll back by using the categories list on the right hand side of the screen to filter for JUST your class.)

*If you need to fill in items you missed and didn’t leave room, don’t worry–just use the next page available and be sure to label clearly which writing it is.

START of Semester

  • ✅ QW #1 – 8/20 “We Need Diverse Books” video
  • ✅ NOTES:  8/23  How to Notebook 
  • ✅ QW #2 – 8/24 So Far?  How’s school/class so far?
  • ✅ QW #3 – 8/25 “History Reconsidered” by Clint Smith
  • ✅ QW #4 – 8/27 “Take a Knee” by Kwame Alexander
  • ✅ QW #5 – 8/31 Poetry? Your thoughts, opinions, experiences. . . 
  • ✅ QW #6 – 9/1 Rules – thoughts/opinions, stories, your own rules for life…. whatever
  • ✅ QW #7 – 9/7 Long Way Down: revenge, ghosts, next?, reactions (extended to 10 minutes. . . prose or try poetry)
  • ✅ QW #8 – 9/8 Choose a Line – Baldwin’s “Letter to My Nephew”
  • ✅ QW #9 – 9/9 “Colorblind” by Joseph Capehart
  • ✅ QW #10 – 9/14 1st Impressions Poet X or Solo (just a 3 min write)
  • ✅ QW #11 – 9/15 “picked poem” from Poet X or Solo (one you liked as you were reading – why? what is going on there?)
  • ✅ QW #12 – 9/16 Table Topics questions – apply to Poet X or Solo
  • ✅ QW #13 – 9/17 video/poem specific to novel #1 The Poet X or Solo
  • ✅ QW #14 – 9/21 poem “Dear Uncle Sam” by Josh Abar
  • ✅ QW #15 – 9/22 poem “White Boy Privilege” by Royce Mann
  • ✅ QW #16 – 9/23 Like Xiomara/Like Blade 
  • ✅ NOTES:  9/28 Vernā Myers “How to Overcome Our Biases”
  • ✅ NOTES:  9/29 Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie “Danger of a Single Story”
  • ✅ QW #17 – 9/30 “Are You Racist? No isn’t a good enough answer” by Marlon James
  • ✅ QW #18 – 10/5 Random People Pics
  • ✅ QW #19 – 10/6 “3 Ways to Speak English” by Jamila Lyiscott
  • ✅ QW #20 – 10/12 N-word & Revisit at end of class
  • ✅ QW #21 – 10/14 Novel #2: what surprised you? what’s worth talking about?
  • ✅ QW #22 – 10/18 “This is America” by Childish Gambino (Donald Glover)