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Good Morning Entry Task: In your opinion what is the most important element of your culture? On a piece of notebook paper discuss one element of your culture.
Learning Targets Students will be able to... Analyze how culture affects identity and perceptions Practice effective speaking and listening skills that build capacity for collaboration/communication Analyze the concept of voice in reading and writing Examine and apply the elements of exposition Examine and apply the elements of argumentation
Having Our Say Book check out at 8:30 Book at a Glance Having Our Say is an oral history—an account spoken by a participant in or a witness to historical events, or by a teller carrying on an oral tradition. It chronicles the endurance and determination of two centenarian African American women who triumphed over prejudice and sexism. Form of Book Memories and anecdotes related directly by the two Delany sisters to journalist Amy Hill Hearth who then arranged the narratives chronologically in chapters. The chapters are grouped into seven parts, each with a short introduction by Hearth. Point of View Most chapters are narrated from the first-person point of view by one of the sisters; some are narrated jointly by both sisters
Major Places and Time Periods Covered: St. Mary’s, Georgia, and Yak, Virginia, c. 1831–c. 1910; Raleigh, North Carolina, 1880s–1916; Harlem, New York, 1916–c. 1945; Bronx, New York, c. 1945–1957; Mount Vernon, New York, 1957–present. Speakers: Sadie (Sarah L.) and Bessie (A. Elizabeth) Delany, African American sisters born a generation after the Civil War, who recount their experiences from the days of segregationist Jim Crow laws through the modern civil rights and feminist movements. Tone: The overall tone is one of pride, satisfaction, and self-confidence in a lifetime of accomplishment. Some memories are tinged with sadness over losses endured; some are fraught with righteous anger over injustices suffered. Major Themes: Education and hard work can triumph over poverty and prejudice. Commitment to helping others leads to fulfillment and satisfaction. Family unity and religious faith are reliable supports throughout life
Having Our Say Research On Tuesday we will be checking out our first novel, Having Our Say. In order to understand the people and the events that are discussed in the novel we will be doing an in-class research project. Step.. 1. Get into a group (of your choosing) with five other people. 2. Your group will be given a topic folder with five subtopic folders. Each person in the group needs to pick one subtopic folder. 3. Each student will read your article and find the information you will need to answer the 5 W questions. Take notes to share with other members of the group.
Having Our Say Research 4. Each member of the group will share their information with the other members. Each member needs to take notes on the information shared and add to their individual notes page. Each member of the group needs to have a ½ page of notes minimum.
Bibliography Citing information (look at the citation for your article at the bottom of the source) Last name, First name. “Title of article.” Title of source day month year: pages. Medium of publication
Having Our Say Research 5. After all members have shared their researched information each member of the group needs to help create a group Bibliography page of all the sources used. (teacher will give direct instruction).
Having Our Say Research 6. Using your notes, each member of the group will independently write one to two paragraphs summarizing the important information on your groups topic.
Presentation of Topic Presentation All groups will have two minutes to present their topic. After your group has presented each member will turn in: Paragraph(s) Notes Bibliography (on your subtopic information) can be on the bottom of the page of notes Bibliography on all the information used for the presentation. Rubric
Exit Task Reflect on the learning targets for today. Do you feel you met the targets? 1. Analyze how culture affects identity and perceptions 2. Practice effective speaking and listening skills that build capacity for collaboration/communication 3. Analyze the concept of voice in reading and writing 4. Examine and apply the elements of exposition 1. What is one thing that you completed or learned today that you found interesting? 2. What is one thing that you feel you can improve in future classes?