Today (and Thursday) are both work days for your outline, which is due Friday to TurnItIn.com.
Today we took a short quiz. Then we talked about outline skills, thesis statements, and the overall themes in House on Mango Street. We also started working on our outline assignment, which is due Friday. As a reminder, you have the period tomorrow and the period on Thursday to work on this outline. I've posted the template here and in the resources tab.
1. Identify a theme concept in HOMS
2. Identify relevant vignettes for this theme
3. Identify an appropriate example of figurative language used to develop this theme concept
4. Write a theme statement about this theme concept
5. Write a thesis statement arguing the author’s development of this theme
6. Create an outline with:
Today we expanded our understanding of figurative language by working on developing the identification and utilization of allusions. We talked about Grey Poupon, its cultural history, and the use of allusions in hip hop as a whole. We also practiced thesis statements and began setting ourselves up for the possibility of a short quiz tomorrow...
Your homework is to finish the visual metaphor and chart that are due tomorrow.
Today we talked about Sally and Esperanza's relationship, as well as how it changed overtime. We read our final vignette of the House on Mango Street and began applying everything we've learned on a multi-step evaluative assignment. This assignment is fully designed to help you prepare for a potential quiz on Tuesday...
Your homework this weekend is to finish the chart we started in class today, complete the visual, and write a thesis statement. It is due on Tuesday.
Here is the chart
Today we talked about the Monkey Garden and Red Clowns. It was intense, but yet again we impressed Mr. Buker with our maturity and senses of empathy.
You have no homework tonight.
Today we had a difficult but important conversation about sexual assault and our society. We looked at some statistics, defined a few key terms, and evaluated the Brock Turner case. I'm proud of the empathy and maturity you all demonstrated and am feeling fortunate to have such thoughtful and caring students in class!
You don't have any homework. I'm also posting Eli's Bill of Rights PowerPoint from today below.
Today we took a short quiz on literary devices in the House on Mango Street. Then, we talked about the vignette "The Family of Little Feet". We had intended to talk about other vignettes as well, but engaged in an interesting and important conversation around the theme of sexuality and identity in HOMS, as well as catcalling.
Your homework is to read Sally and What Sally Said.
Today we talked about the development of symbols and theme! We focused explicitly on the "how" of theme development.
Your homework is to read The Family of Little Feet, Chanclas, Hips, and The First Job and complete this chart. Please identify 2 examples of figurative language and explain HOW the symbol(s) you identify connects to your theme.
You also have a short quiz tomorrow!
Today we had a pretty lighthearted conversation about euphemisms! We evaluated their function, discussed why we use them, and shared some examples.
Your 5 panel and ethnocentrism assignments are due tomorrow.
Today we talked about ethnocentrism and the role it plays in our lives. We evaluated the impact it has on our lives, discussed how it develops, and then applied it to House on Mango Street.
Your homework is to add the following assignment to the backside of your 5-section poster, both of which are due on Thursday: