Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Wednesday, 4/8/2009


The House on Mango Street
Motifs--I put up on the big screen all the motifs you suggested yesterday on your quiz as follows:
  1. Shoes
  2. Open-Endedness
  3. Contrast between Esperanza's Mexican heritage and her American culture
  4. Escape
  5. Poverty
  6. Sisters--growing closer/appreciated Nenny
  7. Racial Bias/Bigotry
  8. Maturity/Growing Up
  9. Women
  10. Finding a home
We talked about where we see these ideas throughout the novella.

We discussed any questions people had about the book.

We took the quiz over pages 72-110.

  • I read everyone's villanelles aloud (without saying whose it was), and they were wonderful! 
  • In a small number of cases, we identified the author, but overall, we had no idea who wrote what--they were such great surprises!
  • For Tuesday, 4/13, complete your essay over "A Rose for Emily".
  • Self-assess on the yellow rubric, circling the number you think you earned, and writing little notes about why you gave yourself the number.
There is nothing due for tomorrow, Thursday.

  • We read, worked on book reports, and looked for new books.
  • At the end of the block, we went around the room quickly and showed people what we were reading.
  • Thanks to Koby, who brought us snacks today.  :-)
  • We read and selected!  Again!  :-)
  • Wear your shirts tomorrow.
  • Be ready for our jaunt tomorrow.

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