Thursday, October 13, 2016

I am impressed with some of your responses in class today. Your ideas and interpretations re; the reading selection and my lecture were both insightful and creative. I have no doubt that you will  all do well on your next writing piece.

For Tuesday 10/18


Please Print the following articles and bring them to class. We will work on them in class!

I Just Wanna Be Average by Mike Rose

Unforgettable Miss Bessie by Carl Rowan

It is posted as a page next to Pub 2. 

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Due on Thursday 10/13 - Education & Identity

PRINT & Read " Of My Friend Hector and My Achilles Heel" by Michael Kafuman

Answer the following in your notebook:
Background: Kaufman's purpose is to demonstrate how easily it is to form prejudices and segregate oneself from other people based on assumptions.
* Keep the concept of perspective in mind while reading this piece.

1. Identify one theme in the article. It can be a statement of theme.  Discuss this theme as it relates to perspective and prejudice in one paragraph.  Use in text citation. For instance, "It is imperative that you incorporate concrete examples into your expository paragraphs" (Brady 54).  Note that the period goes after my name and the parentheses.. Why? B/c the statement belongs to source you are giving credit.

2. What do you think of Kaufman? What did you like about his essay? Can you relate anything from Kaufman's article to your life?

3. PRINT PUB 2 ASSIGNMENT and bring it to class on Thursday!  I WILL DISCUSS IT IN CLASS!

In CLASS : 10/13
Q&A - Expository Essay Due Tuesday, Oct 25th 
-Mini Lecture - Perspective
- Class Fishbowl - Kaufman's article discussion 
Q&A - Pub 2

Please peruse both Paper topics and Pub 2. We will have a Q&A on Thursday! 

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Due on Tuesday 10/11- Headscarf Presentations and Introduction to Paper 1

Prepare to Present on Tuesday!

Please Print the following and bring it to class on Tuesday

How to Write an Expository Essay

Expository  Essay Topics - Paper is Due on 10/25

 Formal Paper Rubric

Tuesday 10/11

-Presentations will wrap up
-Introduction to our first Formal Essay (Format and Structure)
Introduction to Essay Topics
Introduction to MLA - Works Cited and In-Text (Packet and Resources)