Writing for Social Change Unit Plan 2014-2015 Grade 10 English: Dreams and Destinations October 6th



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Writing for Social Change

Unit Plan 2014-2015

Grade 10 English: Dreams and Destinations

October 6th-December 8th

Essential Questions:


  • How do race, gender and class factor into the American dream?

  • How do authors use literature to advocate for social change?

  • How does the use of critical lenses affect the way a piece of literature is viewed?


Texts:
A Raisin in the Sun

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Gem of the Ocean by August Wilson
Notetaking Expectations:
For each scene of A Raisin in the Sun, you will take 10 notes (a template is provided).

For each section of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, you will complete a short writing assignment.


Final Assessments:
2-3 page in-class essay on A Raisin in the Sun (100 points)

3-5 page analytical essay on both books (200 points)



1 oral presentation-persuasive speech from viewpoint of one character (50 points)


Essay for A Raisin in the Sun (In-class: October 22nd)
Length: 2-3 pages
Please make sure each paragraph is 100-150 words!
Choose ONE of the following questions:


  1. Works of literature often portray a class struggle. Choose a character in A Raisin in the Sun who struggles as the result of his/her class. Identify the struggle and describe how this character overcomes the struggle. Explain how the character’s struggle with class relates to the work as a whole.




  1. Works of literature often explore the topic of gender through the actions of characters. Choose a character in A Raisin in the Sun whose gender impacts his/her role in the story. What is this character able to accomplish because of his/her gender? What obstacles does this character face because of his/her gender? Explain how the character’s experiences relate to the work as a whole.




  1. Works of literature often make a statement about race based on the time period that the characters are living in. Choose a character in A Raisin in the Sun whose experience of his/her race is affected by the time period of the play (the 1950s). Explain how the time period affects this character and how he/she reacts. How does the character’s experiences relate to the work as a whole.


Final Essay Combining Two Books
Length: 3-5 pages
To what extent do Lorraine Hansberry and Mark Twain share the same purpose? What can readers learn by looking at the texts side by side? Challenge question: How effective is each author at achieving that purpose?
Oral Presentation:
Using The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Imagine a monologue that didn’t happen in the book but could have happened. You could think about it in the form of a letter, a speech one character would make to another, or a speech that one character would make to the audience. Use evidence from the text to get into character (although you may extend the character’s thoughts/feelings if necessary)!
No more than two students will be able to choose the same topic.
Speeches should be 2-4 minutes in length.
Sample speech topics for The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn:
Examples:


  1. Jim persuading Huck that they should go home

  2. Jim persuading the King and Duke not to dress him up

  3. Huck persuading the King and Duke to leave their raft

  4. Miss Watson persuading Jim to come back to her

  5. Judith Loftus persuading Huck to turn in Jim (a page that might help: 73)

  6. Buck persuading Huck to join the feud (pages that might help: 108-128)

  7. A townsperson trying to persuade the king that he should be ashamed of himself (a page that might help: 144)

  8. Huck persuading Buck to end the feud (pages that might help: 108-128)

  9. Huck persuading Pap that racism is wrong

  10. Huck persuading Miss Watson that slavery is wrong

  11. Huck apologizing to Jim for lying to him (a page that might help: 98)

  12. Huck persuading Tom not to pick on Jim (a page that might help: 14)

  13. A letter from Jim to his wife and children persuading them that he will be back for them (a page that might help: 167)

  14. A letter from Jim’s wife persuading Jim to come home (a page that might help 167)

  15. A letter from Jim’s wife persuading Jim to keep traveling towards the free states

  16. Huck persuading Tom to come join his adventure

  17. Twain persuading his reader to keep writing

  18. The reader persuading Twain to kill off the king and duke

  19. Your topic here!


Unit Calendar:


October 6
Do Now: Vocabulary
CW:

-Vocabulary

-Read Act 1/Scene 1 and notes & complete sample homework assignment
HW: Finish Act 1/Scene 1 and notes (p. 24-53)


October 7
Do Now: Vocabulary
CW:

-ARITS Open Response #1

- Start reading Act 1/Scene 2 and notes (p. 54-75)
HW: Finish Act 1/Scene 2 and notes


October 8
Do Now: Vocabulary
CW:

- Read Act 2/Scene 1 and notes (w/page numbers)

(p. 76-95)

-Prewriting for in-class essay


HW:

-Read Act 2/Scene 2 and notes (p. 96-109)



October 9
Do Now: Vocabulary

CW:


-Graded Seminar

Discussion on Acts 1 & 2 (up to page 109)


HW: Read Act 2/Scene 3 and notes

(p. 110-130)


October 10
Do Now: Vocabulary

CW: Intro to the PSAT (overview and practice test)


-

HW: Read Act 3 (Due Tuesday 10/14)




October 13

No School




October 14
Do Now: Vocabulary
CW:

-Act 3 Discussion


HW: ARITS Open Response #2

(Due 10/16)





October 15

PSAT Day



October 16
Do Now: Vocabulary
CW:

-Review of Open Responses

-Review for Vocab
HW: Study for Vocab Quiz 3


October 17
Do Now: Vocabulary
CW:

-Vocabulary Quiz 3

-Gather Notes for in-class composition
HW: Prepare outline for ARITS essay (Due Mon.)




October 20
Do Now: Vocabulary
CW:

-Revisions of Unit 1 Essay


HW: Work on Unit 1 Essay Revisions
Comp Cart Reserved

October 21
Do Now: Vocabulary
CW:

-Exemplar Introductions and Conclusions

-Peer editing in preparation for writing
HW: Prepare for Long Comp


October 22
Do Now: None

CW: In-Class Long Composition on A Raisin in the Sun

(Question options listed in unit plan)
HW: Work on Unit 1 Essay Revisions


October 23
Do Now: Introduction/

Reading of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn p. 9-18


CW:

-Discussion of Race/Society/Satire in Small Group Discussions


HW: p. 19-27

Due Tomorrow



October 24
Do Now:

Reading p. 28-32

CW:

-Discussion of Dialect in Small Group Discussions



HW: p. 33-46


October 27
Do Now: Vocabulary
CW:
-Reading p. 47-57

-Pre-writing—prepare for open response.


HW: p. 58-73

Due Wednesday



October 28
Do Now: Vocabulary
CW:

-Open Response (25 min)

-Peer edit

HW: p. 58-73

Due Wednesday


October 29
Do Now: Reading. 74-81

CW:


-Pre-writing

HW: p. 82-88



October 30
Do Now: Reading

p. 88-98
CW:

-Entire class-graded seminar discussion

HW:


p. 99-107

October 31
Do Now: Vocabulary
CW:

-Pre-writing

-Whole Class Seminar
HW: Typed Draft of Free-Write Due Monday





November 3
Do Now:

Reading p. 108-116


CW:

-Vocab List 4 Review

-Background on Lorraine Hansberry

-Writing Introductions


HW: p. 117-128




November 4
Do Now: HW: p. 129-137
CW:

-Seminar on Author’s Use of Setting- Town Society v. Life on the River in Small Groups

-Writing Introductions-Part II

HW: Study for Vocab Quiz Unit 4



November 5
Do Now: Study for Vocabulary Quiz Unit 4
CW:

-Vocabulary Quiz Unit 4

-Writing Conclusions


November 6
Do Now: Reading p. 138-146

CW:


-Loop writing on topic of comparing race in AHF to race in ARITS (25 min)

-Sharing in Small groups ideas for final papers

-Vocabulary Sentences
HW: p. 147-168


November 7
Do Now: Vocabulary

CW:


-Seminar
HW: p. 168-183 Due 11/12





November 10
No School

November 11
No School



November 12
Do Now: Reading p. 184-191
CW:

-Discussion

-Drafting Your Oral Presentation
HW: p. 192-208


November 13
Do Now:

Reading 209-218


CW:

-Seminar


-Pre-writing: Final Essay Question
HW: p. 219-231

November 14

Writing Monologues

HW: Bring a typed draft of OP to class on Monday


November 17
CW:

Do Now: Reading

p. 232-238
Oral Presentations #1-7

HW: p. 239-251



November 18
CW:

Do Now: Reading

p. 252-258
Oral Presentations

#8-15
HW: p. 259-278




November 19
CW: Vocabulary
-Oral Presentations

#16-21
-Writing introductions


HW: p. 279-290

November 20
CW: Vocabulary
-Oral Presentations

#22-26
- Mark Twain Video—prepping for conclusions


HW: p. 291-307

November 21
CW: CW: Outlining and Pre-Writing
HW: 1 page typed draft due tomorrow



December 1

HW: 2 page typed draft due tomorrow



December 2

CW: Peer-Response Groups

HW: 4 pages typed draft due tomorrow


December 3

CW: Draft

Last Day of Computer Lab

HW: Typed draft due tomorrow (50 points)



December 4
CW:

Gem of the Ocean

Act 1

HW: Final Draft Due December 9th



December 5
CW:

Gem of the Ocean

Complete Act 1

HW: Final Draft Due December 9th



December 8

CW: Gem of the Ocean Act 2


Paper Due by 2:30

HW: Finish Gem of the Ocean Act 2
















A Raisin in the Sun: Act 1/Scene 1

Instructions: List 7 pieces of evidence and 3 Quotes (with page numbers) for Each Type of Criticism




Class/Marxist Criticism
How does social class factor into the story? Where do you see discussions of wealth or poverty? List quotes that have to do with social class. (Wealth/Poverty)

Feminist/Gender Criticism
How does gender factor into the story? List quotes that have to do with expectations for men or women, female characters who assert their femininity or instances where male characters assert their masculinity.

Racial/Historical Criticism
Where do you see the time period or notions of race during the time period (1950s) affecting the characters’ actions or the events in the book? List instances where you see characteristics of race during the time period affecting the story.









Quote (with page number)

Quote (with page number)

Quote (with page number)

A Raisin in the Sun: Act 1/Scene 2

Instructions: List 7 pieces of evidence and 3 Quotes (with page numbers) for Each Type of Criticism




Class/Marxist Criticism
How does social class factor into the story? Where do you see discussions of wealth or poverty? List quotes that have to do with social class. (Wealth/Poverty)

Feminist/Gender Criticism
How does gender factor into the story? List quotes that have to do with expectations for men or women, female characters who assert their femininity or instances where male characters assert their masculinity.

Racial/Historical Criticism
Where do you see the time period or notions of race during the time period (1950s) affecting the characters’ actions or the events in the book? List instances where you see characteristics of race during the time period affecting the story.









Quote (with page number)

Quote (with page number)

Quote (with page number)


A Raisin in the Sun: Act 2/Scene 1

Instructions: List 7 pieces of evidence and 3 Quotes (with page numbers) for Each Type of Criticism




Class/Marxist Criticism
How does social class factor into the story? Where do you see discussions of wealth or poverty? List quotes that have to do with social class. (Wealth/Poverty)

Feminist/Gender Criticism
How does gender factor into the story? List quotes that have to do with expectations for men or women, female characters who assert their femininity or instances where male characters assert their masculinity.

Racial/Historical Criticism
Where do you see the time period or notions of race during the time period (1950s) affecting the characters’ actions or the events in the book? List instances where you see characteristics of race during the time period affecting the story.









Quote (with page number)

Quote (with page number)

Quote (with page number)


A Raisin in the Sun: Act 2/Scene 2

Instructions: List 7 pieces of evidence and 3 Quotes (with page numbers) for Each Type of Criticism




Class/Marxist Criticism
How does social class factor into the story? Where do you see discussions of wealth or poverty? List quotes that have to do with social class. (Wealth/Poverty)

Feminist/Gender Criticism
How does gender factor into the story? List quotes that have to do with expectations for men or women, female characters who assert their femininity or instances where male characters assert their masculinity.

Racial/Historical Criticism
Where do you see the time period or notions of race during the time period (1950s) affecting the characters’ actions or the events in the book? List instances where you see characteristics of race during the time period affecting the story.









Quote (with page number)

Quote (with page number)

Quote (with page number)


A Raisin in the Sun: Act 2/Scene 3

Instructions: List 7 pieces of evidence and 3 Quotes (with page numbers) for Each Type of Criticism




Class/Marxist Criticism
How does social class factor into the story? Where do you see discussions of wealth or poverty? List quotes that have to do with social class. (Wealth/Poverty)

Feminist/Gender Criticism
How does gender factor into the story? List quotes that have to do with expectations for men or women, female characters who assert their femininity or instances where male characters assert their masculinity.

Racial/Historical Criticism
Where do you see the time period or notions of race during the time period (1950s) affecting the characters’ actions or the events in the book? List instances where you see characteristics of race during the time period affecting the story.









Quote (with page number)

Quote (with page number)

Quote (with page number)


A Raisin in the Sun: Act 3

Instructions: List 7 pieces of evidence and 3 Quotes (with page numbers) for Each Type of Criticism




Class/Marxist Criticism
How does social class factor into the story? Where do you see discussions of wealth or poverty? List quotes that have to do with social class. (Wealth/Poverty)

Feminist/Gender Criticism
How does gender factor into the story? List quotes that have to do with expectations for men or women, female characters who assert their femininity or instances where male characters assert their masculinity.

Racial/Historical Criticism
Where do you see the time period or notions of race during the time period (1950s) affecting the characters’ actions or the events in the book? List instances where you see characteristics of race during the time period affecting the story.









Quote (with page number)

Quote (with page number)

Quote (with page number)


The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn/p. 9-27

Instructions: List 7 pieces of evidence and 3 Quotes (with page numbers) for Each Type of Criticism




What negative elements of society is Twain highlighting?
How is he using Huck and Jim to challenge those negative elements?

Where do you see evidence of satire?

Remember: Twain is using satire when he exaggerates something that he thinks is wrong in order prove that it is ridiculous.

Identify parts in the text where Twain has a similar purpose to Hansberry or a different purpose than Hansberry.









Quote (with page number)

Quote (with page number)

Quote (with page number)


The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn/p. 47-73

Instructions: List 7 pieces of evidence and 3 Quotes (with page numbers) for Each Type of Criticism




What negative elements of society is Twain highlighting?
How is he using Huck and Jim to challenge those negative elements?

Where do you see evidence of satire?

Remember: Twain is using satire when he exaggerates something that he thinks is wrong in order prove that it is ridiculous.

Identify parts in the text where Twain has a similar purpose to Hansberry or a different purpose than Hansberry.









Quote (with page number)

Quote (with page number)

Quote (with page number)


The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn/p. 74-88

Instructions: List 7 pieces of evidence and 3 Quotes (with page numbers) for Each Type of Criticism




What negative elements of society is Twain highlighting?
How is he using Huck and Jim to challenge those negative elements?

Where do you see evidence of satire?

Remember: Twain is using satire when he exaggerates something that he thinks is wrong in order prove that it is ridiculous.

Identify parts in the text where Twain has a similar purpose to Hansberry or a different purpose than Hansberry.









Quote (with page number)

Quote (with page number)

Quote (with page number)


The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn/p. 89-107

Instructions: List 7 pieces of evidence and 3 Quotes (with page numbers) for Each Type of Criticism




What negative elements of society is Twain highlighting?
How is he using Huck and Jim to challenge those negative elements?

Where do you see evidence of satire?

Remember: Twain is using satire when he exaggerates something that he thinks is wrong in order prove that it is ridiculous.

Identify parts in the text where Twain has a similar purpose to Hansberry or a different purpose than Hansberry.









Quote (with page number)

Quote (with page number)

Quote (with page number)


The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn/p. 108-128

Instructions: List 7 pieces of evidence and 3 Quotes (with page numbers) for Each Type of Criticism




What negative elements of society is Twain highlighting?
How is he using Huck and Jim to challenge those negative elements?

Where do you see evidence of satire?

Remember: Twain is using satire when he exaggerates something that he thinks is wrong in order prove that it is ridiculous.

Identify parts in the text where Twain has a similar purpose to Hansberry or a different purpose than Hansberry.









Quote (with page number)

Quote (with page number)

Quote (with page number)


The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn/p. 129-137

Instructions: List 7 pieces of evidence and 3 Quotes (with page numbers) for Each Type of Criticism




What negative elements of society is Twain highlighting?
How is he using Huck and Jim to challenge those negative elements?

Where do you see evidence of satire?

Remember: Twain is using satire when he exaggerates something that he thinks is wrong in order prove that it is ridiculous.

Identify parts in the text where Twain has a similar purpose to Hansberry or a different purpose than Hansberry.









Quote (with page number)

Quote (with page number)

Quote (with page number)


The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn/p. 138-168

Instructions: List 7 pieces of evidence and 3 Quotes (with page numbers) for Each Type of Criticism




What negative elements of society is Twain highlighting?
How is he using Huck and Jim to challenge those negative elements?

Where do you see evidence of satire?

Remember: Twain is using satire when he exaggerates something that he thinks is wrong in order prove that it is ridiculous.

Identify parts in the text where Twain has a similar purpose to Hansberry or a different purpose than Hansberry.









Quote (with page number)

Quote (with page number)

Quote (with page number)


The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn/p. 168-183

Instructions: List 7 pieces of evidence and 3 Quotes (with page numbers) for Each Type of Criticism




What negative elements of society is Twain highlighting?
How is he using Huck and Jim to challenge those negative elements?

Where do you see evidence of satire?

Remember: Twain is using satire when he exaggerates something that he thinks is wrong in order prove that it is ridiculous.

Identify parts in the text where Twain has a similar purpose to Hansberry or a different purpose than Hansberry.









Quote (with page number)

Quote (with page number)

Quote (with page number)


The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn/p. 184-208

Instructions: List 7 pieces of evidence and 3 Quotes (with page numbers) for Each Type of Criticism




What negative elements of society is Twain highlighting?
How is he using Huck and Jim to challenge those negative elements?

Where do you see evidence of satire?

Remember: Twain is using satire when he exaggerates something that he thinks is wrong in order prove that it is ridiculous.

Identify parts in the text where Twain has a similar purpose to Hansberry or a different purpose than Hansberry.









Quote (with page number)

Quote (with page number)

Quote (with page number)


The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn/p. 209-231

Instructions: List 7 pieces of evidence and 3 Quotes (with page numbers) for Each Type of Criticism




What negative elements of society is Twain highlighting?
How is he using Huck and Jim to challenge those negative elements?

Where do you see evidence of satire?

Remember: Twain is using satire when he exaggerates something that he thinks is wrong in order prove that it is ridiculous.

Identify parts in the text where Twain has a similar purpose to Hansberry or a different purpose than Hansberry.









Quote (with page number)

Quote (with page number)

Quote (with page number)


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