P4 Who Are You?

This unit is our way of getting to know each other by addressing the essential question:

  • In what ways does experience inform identity?

Specifically, you are addressing how you became the reader and/or writer you are through a personal essay

Wed 8/30
In class:  Hello!  and Welcome

  • Introductions
  • What do you want the class to look/feel like?

HW:  Read and sign syllabus & visit the website.  You’re here…you made it.

  • Make sure you understand content & policies
  • Bookmark the page
  • Fill out the “By the Book Form”

Thurs 8/31
Signing up for remind

What do you want the class to look like for the year?

Defining respect for the year

  • What are your expectations of how others will demonstrate respect in the class?
  • What are your expectations of your teacher to demonstrate respect in the class?
  • Contract

HW: Reading Ocean Vuong’s “Surrendering” and answering reading questions on google classroom

Fri 9/1
QW: Do you believe that you are a math person or an English person? Or do you believe you believe one can be good at both? Explain.

Reviewing Ocean Vuong’s “Surrendering”

Jhumpa Lahiri’s “Trading Stories: Notes on an Apprenticeship”

  • Reading and answering questions

HW:  Enjoy the long weekend

Tuesday 9/5
Jhumpa Lahiri’s “Trading Stories: Notes on an Apprenticeship”

  • Reading and answering questions

Encyclopedia of an Reading & Writing Life brainstorming exercise (see handout)
HW:  10 total entries to Encyclopedia of a Reading & Writing Life on Google Classroom!

Wed 9/6
Sharing encyclopedic entries
Working with your group answer the following:

  • What is the structure of Lahiri’s “Trading Stories?”
  • Where is a sentence you like?  What do you like about it?
  • Where is a place she shows not tells?  Why is it effective?

Overview of assignment

HW:  Pre-writing for Who Are You? on google classroom

Thurs 9/7
Drop

Friday 9/8
Drafting and conferencing

HW:  continue drafting

  • Highlight an area you want to discuss with me in class
  • Have one question you have about your piece – something you need help with

Monday 9/11
Highlighting an area where you worked on ‘showing not telling’

Drafting and conferencing

HW:  Draft due tomorrow at beginning of class

Tues 9/12

*Draft due

Book Talks in library