Here is a last minute "check list" of questions for you to ask today:
Today in LA we broke down Chapter 12 (which everyone totally had read...)
Your homework is to read Chapter 13. Tomorrow will be another work day in SS.
Today we finished reading chapter 10!
We talked about the plot, tone, and mood of the chapter as well as the characterization we have continued to see of Ultima and Antonio.
Your homework is to read Chapter 11 and 12.
Today and tomorrow are focused on Chapter 10. We read the first half of it in class today, and will finish the chapter tomorrow.
You don't have any homework! Use your time tonight to focus on completing your Civics Paper Rough Draft.
Your homework tonight is to:
Today we talked about our memories around our first day at Skyline High School. We evaluated the emotions of Antonio and Maria in Chapters 5 and 6, and talked a bit about the conflicts Antonio has faced.
Your homework is to read chapters 7 and 8. You will have a short quiz on chapters 1 through 8 tomorrow!
Today we unpacked chapters 3 and 4. We discussed the river, Antonio's friends, and intently focused on the multiple factors influencing Antonio and his sense of identity. Then we practiced characterization of Gabriel, Maria, Antonio, and Ultima. The images of this can be found in the BMU PowerPoint!
Your homework this weekend is to read chapters 5 and 6.
I'm out for training today. Here are the instructions for class on Thursday. All of this is due on Friday:
Create an annotated image of Chapter 2. This chapter covers the setting in which the majority of the novel takes place, so it's an important image for us to keep in mind. Your visual should include the characters from chapter 2, at least 5 quotes from the text to show what's happening, and the key places in this setting.
Below this post is an example that Mr. Smith drew last year (I'm a terrible artist).
For Chapter 3, please create an 8-panel comic that summarizes the key events in the chapter. For each panel, include a short summary of the event and why you included it.
Read Chapter Cuatro for Friday!
Today we debrief Chapter 2 in Bless Me, Ultima. Here are the questions we discussed:
What is the Act of Contrition in the Catholic Church?
How does Ultima help Antonio overcome his fear of the “presence,” or the soul, of the river?
What do you think Anaya is saying about the lasting impact the war has on returning soldiers? Why?
What are Lupito’s last words? State whether or not you believe these last words are directed at Antonio.
Why did Lupito kill the sheriff? What is wrong with Lupito?
Who tried to reason with Lupito before he was shot?
What is Antonio’s biggest concern about being a priest?
We also talked about some major theme of Catholicism and how they manifest themselves into Bless Me, Ultima.
Your homework is to read Bless Me, Ultima Chapter 3.
Today we introduced the major ideas of BMU and talked about Chicano Literature!
Your homework is to read Chapter 2 of BMU.