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Gifted English 10 Unit 1

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Unit 1: Border Crossing and Cultural Clashes

Essential Questions:

  • What forces influence individuals to cross borders and cultures?
  • How does what we know about the world shape the way we view ourselves?
  • What are the benefits and detriments of crossing borders?
  • How does the experience of crossing borders and experiencing diverse cultures affect an individual’s identity?

Literary Texts:

  • Bless Me, Ultima
  • Things Fall Apart

Independent Reading Choices:

Frankenstein, Into Thin Air, Metamorphosis, Life of Oloudah Equiano, Obasan, Annie John, The House on Mango Street, Sold, The Things They Carried, The Joy Luck Club, OR A Long Way Gone  

 

 

Week of 2 August

  • student information 
  • introduction to voice through art (PPT)
  • Vocabulary Workshop Lesson 1
  • review of course policies (PPT
  • 8/6/10 summer reading assignment DUE (instructions)
  • 8/6/10 self-portrait and expository paragraph DUE 
  • alliterative adjective introduction & summer reading activity (instructions, personality trait adjectives)

Week of 9 August

Week of 16 August

  • 8/16/10 summer reading novels Socratic seminar (essential question)
  • independent reading selection 
  • 8/18/10 Vocabulary Lessons 1 & 2 review: cartoon creation DUE (instructions)  
  • 8/18/10 TEST:  summer reading novels timed-writing essay 
  • 8/20/10 QUIZ: Vocabulary Workshop Lessons 1 & 2

Week of 23 August

  • 8/24/10 Bless Me, Ultima chapters 1-7 analysis and vocabulary DUE (instructions, double-entry journal
  • Vocabulary Workshop Lesson 3 
  • discussion of  Bless Me, Ultima chapters 1-7

Week of 30 August

  • Vocabulary Workshop Lesson 4
  • independent reading and work on analysis assignments 
  • 9/03/10 Bless Me, Ultima chapters 8-15 analysis and vocabulary DUE (instructions, double-entry journal) 
  • 9/03/10 independent reading assignment 1 DUE (instructions, double-entry journal)
  • discussion of  Bless Me, Ultima chapters 8-15 
  • Vocabulary Workshop Lessons 3 & 4 review activity (instructions)

Week of 6 September

  • discussion of returned GHSGWT timed essays 
  • 9/10/10 Vocabulary Workshop Lessons 3 & 4 review activity DUE (instructions)  
  • lesson and group activity on planning a persuasive timed essay

Week of 13 September

  • 9/14/10 QUIZ: Vocabulary Workshop Lessons 3 & 4
  • 9/14/10 Bless Me, Ultima chapters 16-22 analysis and vocabulary DUE (instructions, double-entry journal)
  • introduction to Things Fall Apart (portfolio assignment)   
  • Vocabulary Workshop Lesson 5 
  • 9/16/10 timed-writing essay: GHSGWT prompt 
  • independent reading of Things Fall Apart Part One and work on project (portfolio assignment 

Week of 20 September

Week of 27 September

  • independent reading of Things Fall Apart Part One and work on project (portfolio assignment 
  • 9/28/10 Vocabulary Workshop Lessons 5 & 6 review activity (instructions 
  • 9/30/10 independent reading assignment 3 DUE (instructions, double-entry journal
  • 9/30/10 Things Fall Apart Part Two (chapters 14-19) DUE (portfolio assignment)
  • discussion of fall break BONUS assignment (instructions)  
  • 9/30/10 QUIZ: Vocabulary Workshop Lessons 5 & 6 
  • discussion of fall break BONUS assignment (instructions) 

Week of 11 October 

  • 10/11/10 Things Fall Apart Part Three (chapters 20-25) DUE (portfolio assignment)
  • explanation of border-crossing personal narrative assignment
  • 10/13/10 fall break BONUS assignment DUE (instructions)

Week of 18 October  

  • 10/19/10 Things Fall Apart portfolio DUE (portfolio assignment)
  • 10/21/10  Unit 1 Socratic seminar

Week of 25 October 

  • 10/25/10  Unit 1 Socratic seminar continued
  • Vocabulary Workshop Lessons 7 & 8  
  • 10/27/10 brainstorming of border-crossing personal narrative assignment  (instructions) 

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