We will begin the novel Tuesday 03/29/2016. It is your responsibility to stay on top of the readings, especially when you are absent. Being absent doesn’t mean you are exempt from homework. As per the syllabus, you will still be responsible for quizzes and homework even when you’re absent because they are pre-scheduled.
Consider starting to collect quotes for the Split-Quote assignment which will be due once we are finished reading the novel. You will need a total of 15-20 quotes from throughout the novel. Quotes should cover themes related to friendship, loneliness, or the American Dream. Keep a notebook nearby for quote collecting as you read. I do not give out study guides for novels. Split-quotes are your study guide: create your own as you go.
Reading Schedule: Subject to change (but stay on track by reading a chapter a day and two chapters over weekends).
- Chapter 1 (pages 1-16) Tuesday 03/29
- Chapter 2 (17-37), Wednesday 03/30
- Chapter 3 (38-65), Thursday 03/31
- Quiz Chapters 1-3, Friday 04/01
- Chapter 4 (66-83) Friday 04/01
- Chapters 5-6 (84-98; 99-107) Monday 04/04
- Quiz Chapters 4-6, Tuesday 04/05
- 15-20 Split-Quotes Due Wednesday 04/06/16 – worth 150 points
By Langston Hughes
I, too, sing America.
I am the darker brother.
They send me to eat in the kitchen
When company comes,
But I laugh,
And eat well,
And grow strong.
I’ll be at the table
When company comes.
Say to me,
“Eat in the kitchen,”
They’ll see how beautiful I am
And be ashamed—
I, too, am America.
Poems need to be recited to the class by Friday 03/18. This is worth 100 points. See assignment prompt and rubric for details.
Annotated bibliographies are due Monday 03/07. Annotated bibliographies must be completed before you start working on your poster. You should have 3-5 sources on your topic. Worth 100 points
When you turn in your annotated bib to Borger, start collecting & printing materials for your poster. Poster should be readable from a distance, so make the text font large. You’ll have to choose what to put on your poster – you can’t fit it all on there.
We will be in the lab through Tuesday 03/08. We will be in class working on posters Wednesday 03/09-Friday 03/11. Posters are due Friday 03/11. Worth 100 points
Posters and annotated bibliographies will earn a -10% penalty for each day they are late.
Students will present information on their posters Monday 03/14 – Wednesday 03/16. Worth 50 points
Students should also be memorizing “I, Too” by Langston Hughes. All students will be reciting this poem to the class for a Renaissance Poetry Memorization Project Grade worth 100 points. Students can volunteer throughout the week: Monday 03/14 – Friday 03/18, but all students should have recited by Friday 03/18. Late recitations earn a 10% deduction each class period late.
See the complete project assignment for more details.