Mon, Apr 27, 2015
  • Discuss "Eating Blackberries"
  • Sharing poems
Assignment: Reading "Mother to Son"
  • Read Build Background(BB) pg 491
  • Journal, Reader's Context, pg 491
  • Analyze Literature pg 491
  • explain McCarthyism
  • Read pg 493, Do M&Ws and ??? 1-5 pg 494
Objectives: Studying this lesson will enable students to
  • Use reading skills such as identifying the main idea
  • define repetition and recognize its effect in the selection
  • describe Langston Hughes and explain the influence of the Harlem Renaissance on his writing
  • contemplate a poem about appreciating life despite hard time.


Tue, Apr 28, 2015
  • Discuss "Mother to Son"
Assignment: Reading "Under the Apple Tree"
  • Read Build Background(BB) pg 495
  • Journal, Reader's Context, pg 495
  • Analyze Literature pg 495
  • Read pgs 496-497, Do M&Ws and ??? 1-4 pg 497
  • Read from "The Botany of Desire" pg 498-499
  • Discuss Text to Text pg 499
Objectives: Studying this lesson will enable students to
  • Use reading skills, such as identifying multiple lovels of meaning
  • define free verse and recognize an example of this literary technique
  • describe Diana Rivera's work and use writing by Michael Pollan to deepen understanding of her poetry
  • appreciate a poem that expresses enjoyment in the close observation of nature

Wed, Apr 29, 2015
  • Discuss "Under the Apple Tree" and "The Botany of Desire"

Seeking Wisdom - Folk Literature

  • Read together in class pg 724 - 725
Persephone and Demeter
  • A Greek Myth Retold by Ingri d'Aulaire and Edgar Parin d'Aulaire

Assignment::
  • Read and discuss Build Background, Analyze Literature, Set Purpose, Meet the Authors pg 727
  • Assign journal ~ Reader's Context pg 727
  • Review literary term myth
  • Read pg 728-731 - Reflect on Mirrors and Windows (M&W)
  • Complete Refer and Reason questions 1-4 and Analyze Lit pg 732

Objectives Studying this lesson will enable students to

  • use reading skills such as monitoring comprehension
  • define myth and recognize the elements of the selection that identify it as a myth
  • explore define the literary accomplishments of Ingri d'Aulaire and Edgar Parin d'Aulaire and explain the role they played in exposing English-speaking readers to myths and folklore of various cultures.
  • appreciate a myth about the origin of the seasons.

Thu, Apr 30, 2015
  • Discuss "Persephone and Demeter"

Assignment - "Eshu" A Yoruban Folk Tale
  • Read and discuss Build Background, Analyze Literature, pg 733
  • Assign journal ~ Reader's Context pg 733
  • Review literary term folk tale
  • Read pg 734-736 - Reflect on Mirrors and Windows (M&W)
  • Complete Refer and Reason questions 1-4 and Analyze Lit pg 737

Objectives: Studying this lesson will enable students to
  • use reading skills such as identifying the main idea
  • define folk tale and recognize the selection as an example
  • describe Judith Gleason's role in popularizing African folk tales
  • appreciate a folk tale featuring a trickster character

Fri, May 1, 2015
  • Discuss "Eshu"

Assignment:: The Secret Name of Ra - An Egyptian Myth Retold by Geraldine Harris
  • Read and discuss Build Background, Analyze Literature, Set Purpose, Meet the Author pg 738
  • Assign journal ~ Reader's Context pg 738
  • Review literary term cause and effect
  • Read pg 739-742 - Reflect on Mirrors and Windows (M&W)
  • Complete Refer and Reason questions 1-5 pg 742

Objectives Studying this lesson will enable students to

  • use reading skills such as monitoring comprehension analyzing cause and effect
  • define motivation and recognize how this literary technique is used in connection with characters
  • describe the literary accomplishments of Geraldine Harris
  • appreciate an Egyptian myth about a power struggle between the gods