January 14

DUE: Current Issue Assignment


ACTIVITIES:

  1. Discuss current issues
    1. Add to notes
  2. Read excerpt from The White Boy Shuffle
    1. Discuss


HW:

  1. Compare / contrast the authors’ points of view on race in “The Kind of Light…” and The White Boy Shuffle .  300 words.   Use at least one quote from each to support your analysis.
Advertisements

January 10

DUE:

ACTIVITIES:

  1. “The Kind of Light…” Quiz
  2. Discuss the essay that you selected last class
  3. Discuss “The Kind of Light…”
    1. Confusions
    2. Questions
    3. Close reading
    4. Theme

HW:

  1. Current Issue Assignment (see previous day’s HW)

 

January 8

DUE: Reading Notes #1


ACTIVITIES:

  1. Book group discussions
  2. Explain current issue assignment
    1. Brainstorm a list of controversial topics in your notes for Day 3
  3. Read “The Myths of the Latin Woman”
    1. Take notes and discuss, using the guiding questions for discussion
  4. Select one of the following essays to read.  We had time to read and begin our notes, but not discuss:
    1. “Just Walk on By” by Brent Staples
    2. “Black and Latino” by Roberto
    3. “Mother Tongue” by Amy Tan

HW:

  1. Read the kind of light that shines on texas by Reginald McKnight.  After a reading quiz, we will discuss this story thoroughly next class.
  2. Current Issue Assignment due Monday, January 14.

January 4

DUE: None.


ACTIVITIES:

  1. Select books for January Book Group
    1. Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian
    2. A Thousand Splendid Suns
  2. Finish notes on Race & Culture PPT
    1. Discuss
  3. Read “Indian Education” by Sherman Alexie
    1. Discuss

HW:

  1. Read the first 30 pages of your book.  Complete the reading notes in order to participate in the discussion.