- Distribute Springboard Textbooks
- Discuss Cultural Identity through SB Activities 1.1 & 1.2
- Introduce Vocabulary List # 1
- SB Activity 1.3 - Read "What is Cultural Identity?" by Elise Trumbull and Maria Pacheco
- Read "Identity" by Julio Noboa Palanco
- Analyze the poem through discussion questions
- HW - Write your own Identity poem, modeled after Palanco's poem
Wednesday - Writer's Notebook - "Write a paragraph explaining your unique cultural identity. Keep in mind the various facets of culture - food, traditions, religion, clothing, sports, etc."
- Present "Identity" poems
- Begin reading Forgotten Fire.
- Distribute study guides
- "Word Crimes" video; Grammar discussion
- Outline expectations for Character Analysis Essay tied to Legend
- Begin brainstorming for Character Analysis Essay
Friday - Writer's Notebook - "Friday Freewrite!!!"
- Begin work on rough drafts of Character Analysis Essay for Legend