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Day 15 English 10
ECA Question of the Day If a quotation within a sentence does not name the author, what information must follow the quote? A. title, publisher, page B. title, author’s last name, publisher C. title, page D. author’s last name, page
1.3 Exploring Cultural Identity
Voice= Add to vocabulary notebook
Definition: the way a writer or speaker uses words and tone to express ideas as well as his or her persona or personality. Example: The author uses an informal voice to make his character more likeable.
“What is cultural identity?” (9)
BEFORE READING… By looking at the features of “What is Cultural Identity,” how do you expect the text to be written and organized?
DURING READING… What do you notice about the author’s voice?
Use evidence from the text (words/lines) to support your answer. Label these words/lines with “V” Formal or informal? Find two golden lines that you feel helps explain the meaning of “cultural identity.” [Bracket or underline your two lines]. Circle any words you do not know. Once finished reading, write a brief summary of your section.
After reading… Discuss “Key Ideas”
Answer questions #5 and #6 on pg.10. FINISH LINE
Patricia J. Williams What does the title make you think of?
“Ethnic hash” Patricia J. Williams What does the title make you think of?
“Ethnic Hash” What does the title suggest about Williams’ cultural identity? DURING READING… What do you notice about the author’s voice? Use evidence from the text (words/lines) to support your answer. Label these words/lines with “V” Formal or informal? Highlight or underline two “Golden Lines.”
HOMEWORK: Compare the two texts
In the first text, “What is cultural Identity,” the author writes about the invisibility of one’s own culture (top of pg.9) and cultural heritage vs. cultural inheritance (bottom of pg.9). How do these ideas relate to Williams’ cultural identity in “Ethnic Hash?” Write one developed paragraph and use textual evidence to support your answer.
Media Center: SSR Books
Find a cultural book! Bring this next class!
SSR 9 Minutes
SSR Journal Format (in notebook)
Date _____ Pg. I started__ and ended on __. Minutes engaged __. Journal: Describe the main characters in the story. What is the main conflict? Or if you don’t know yet, predict the conflict. Can you relate to the character’s problem? How?
Homework: Write about your cultural food
Use an informal voice to engage your audience. Develop your response with vivid details and descriptions. Use diction and punctuation to create an appropriate tone. =1 page
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