- Distribute Springboard textbooks
- Watch Chimamanda Adichie's TED talk, "The Danger of a Single Story"
- Begin Activity 1-2: "Exploring Culture and Communication" (pp. 5-7)
Tuesday - Introduction to Vocabulary List # 1
- Activity 1-3: Read "What is Cultural Identity?" and complete questions.
Wednesday: Writer's Notebook: "What foods (appetizers, meals, and desserts) does your family eat that could represent your cultural heritage?"
- Activity 1-3: Read "Ethnic Hash" and discuss Second Read questions
Thursday - "Word Crimes" Language Check
- Brainstorm Vahan's Strengths and Weaknesses from Forgotten Fire.
- Consider Vahan's cultural identity for Character Analysis Paper
Friday - Writer's Notebook: "Friday Freewrite!!"
- Continue work on Character Analysis Paper