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Coming to America Week 3
Monday Bell Work In your notebook, please copy this chart completely and accurately. You will be responsible for this information and will need it to complete future bell work and the quiz on Friday!
Tuesday Bell Work
Review “New Orleans” Review…. Poem interpretation? What is it about? What is the reference? ◦Who are the Creeks? ◦What is the Silver Blades and Crosses Line ◦Go through the questions…
Note time Take out your notes! You will need to take some!
Verbal Irony What is verbal irony? To identify and understand verbal irony you must first read through the article to fully understand what the author really thinks. Then look for statements that contradict that.
Argumentative Structure Arguments are most effective when they use a variety of types of support for their claims. An example: an argument supported only by an anecdote might not be convincing because it would not prove the claim valid in more than a few specific situations. Also a claim that is supported by a statistic, or numerical facts, might not help the reader understand the issue’s effect on real people
“Blaxicans” and Other Reinvented Americans by Richard Rodriguez Please read through the article silently first. Use the following questions to guide your thinking. Please highlight evidence for the answers in your text.
Use these questions to guide your thinking. Please highlight evidence for the answers in your text and write your response on a separate sheet of paper. 1. Reread the first two sentences and find the verbal irony on page 141. How is the literal meaning in the first two sentences different than how Rodriguez really feels? 2. How does paragraph 2 set the tone for the rest of the essay? 3. What words and phrases does the author use to express tone in the paragraph that begins with “Race mixture has not been…”? 4. Paragraph 11 is an anecdote, or brief story about an event or situation, that illustrates or explains an idea. How does this anecdote help clarify the idea Rodriguez was making in Paragraphs 9 and 10? 5. Rodriguez says that Hispanic is an ethnic term “denoting culture”. Why does Rodriguez feel these characteristics do not really represent his identity (Refer to Paragraph 10-15)? 6. Reread paragraph 15 & 16, cite an example of two facts and an anecdote. Then explain how they are related. 7. In paragraph 20, the author asserts that today’s young people use categories other than those of race to identify themselves. Paraphrase that paragraph. Then write a paragraph or two in which you support or deny that assertion.
“Blaxicans” and Other Reinvented Americans Discussion Question
Wednesday Bell Work Use your words from Tuesday to complete the bell work.
“Mother Tongue” by Amy Tan Please read through the article silently first. Use the following questions to guide your thinking. Please highlight evidence for the answers in your text.
About the Author Although her mother wanted her to be a neurosurgeon and a concert pianist. Amy Tan found her own road to success by becoming a writer. Her first novel, The Joy Luck Club is a collection of stories told by four mothers and four daughters and was later turned into a film. Tan was born in Oakland, California, two and half years after her parents fled China’s communist revolution and settled in the U.S.. As the daughter of immigrant parents, Tan says she grew up with two Englishes- American English and Chinese English.
Use the following questions to guide your thinking. Please highlight evidence for the answers in your text. 1. Identify two types of English Tan describes, and describe them using words and phrases directly from the text (Paragraph 1). 2. How do the use of Tan’s personal anecdotes add to her essay? Look at paragraph 4 for evidence. 3. In paragraph 5 and 6, contrast Tan’s perception with the perception of others using textual evidence to cite and support your answer. 4. What evidence explains the effect of Tan’s mother’s English on her? 5. What is Tan’s boss’s reaction to Tan’s English? 6. Summarize Tan’s main purpose of her essay. Use evidence from the text support your answer. Recreate the chart on the board.
Thursday Bell Work Study Word Roots 3 with a neighbor to prepare for tomorrow’s quiz.
Find both “Blaxican’s and Other Reinvented Americans & “Mother Tongue” by Amy Tan If you turned it in, grab it! Class Discussion Time
Friday Bell Work 1. You have 5 minutes to study for the Word Roots #3 Quiz 2. Please put everything off your desk, except for a writing utensil. 3. Take quiz 4. When you finish TURN IT INTO THE TRAY. 5. Begin working in your study guide (Due Monday)
Hand out Study Guide Please look over your work and use it to help identify the answers to your Study Guide. ◦ Define Vocabulary ◦ VIP- who are they and what story do they belong to ◦ Theme’s /Central Idea of Reading- Summary of story and what number theme coincides with which story ◦ Define DEA, Language Devices ◦ Know the answer to the questions about Argument Writing