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In Class Focus: What is the Harlem Renaissance All About? Turn In Revised Thesis Statements & Get FD Books Back Lets Discuss Independent Reading Projects.

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1 In Class Focus: What is the Harlem Renaissance All About? Turn In Revised Thesis Statements & Get FD Books Back Lets Discuss Independent Reading Projects – Ideas I Hear Arapahoe Singing - Your thoughts & Connections The Negro Artist & the Racial Mountain I, Too, Sing America American Literature – Monday Week Eight Homework Read I, Too, Sing America & complete a TPCASTT for it – Wed. Vocabulary Quiz and Independent Reading – Friday Independent Reading Project – Due March 16 th Social Change Projects – Due March 18 th and 20 th

2 TPCASTT: I Hear America Singing T: Title (questions and brainstorming on the title) P: Paraphrasing (put each stanza into your own words) C: Connotations (look carefully at diction [word choice] and any use of figurative language, such as metaphors and symbols; also, listen for interesting sound devices such as alliteration and rhyme) American Literature – Monday Week Eight

3 TPCASTT: I Hear America Singing – Part Two A: Attitude (what is the speakers tone?) S: Shift (is there any shift in tone? Where/why?) T: Title (revisit the titleany new meaning?) T: Theme (whats this poems larger message?) American Literature – Monday Week Eight

4 Independent Reading Projects Leading ideas: photo story / poetry / art … something Proposal on Wednesday presented to you - List Make sure that you follow the three requirements: 1. Must relate the book to your personal philosophy statement 2. Must show that you read the book thoughtfully 3. Must use the Wikispace somehow Write a paragraph describing how the book relates to your personal philosophy statement Include two quotes from the book with citations Other elements? American Literature – Monday Week Eight

5 The Harlem Renaissance It is your job to figure out the definition, purpose, and main ideas behind the Harlem Renaissance over the next two weeks. Well see what you can learn from looking at: Poetry Art Music American Literature – Monday Week Eight

6 The Negro Artist and the Racial Mountain Please silently work through Hughes essay; focus on the following ideas and issues: 1. What do you infer was the purpose of the Harlem Renaissance, based upon this essay? 2. What is Hughes' main argument about one's culture and heritage, and do you agree? 3. Highlight and comment on what you see as Hughes thesis. American Literature – Monday Week Eight

7 I, too, sing America.

8 I am the darker brother. They send me to eat in the kitchen When company comes, But I laugh, And eat well, And grow strong.

9 Tomorrow, I'll be at the table When company comes. Nobody'll dare Say to me,"Eat in the kitchen, Then.

10 Besides, They'll see how beautiful I am And be ashamed--

11 I, too, am America.

12 Independent Reading Projects Leading ideas: photo story / poetry / art something Make sure that you follow the three requirements: 1. Must relate the book to your personal philosophy statement 2. Must show that you read the book thoughtfully 3. Must use the Wikispace somehow Write a paragraph describing how the book relates to your personal philosophy statement Include three quotes from the book with citations Eleven sentence minimum for the paragraph Topic sentence, Quote (plus two explaining), Conclusion American Literature – Monday Week Eight


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