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Unit : Beauty and Acceptance: The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

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Unit 3: Beauty and Acceptance: The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison Winter Summer Day

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Do Now: Week Aim: To define and identify spheres of influence on societal standards of beauty and acceptance.
Aim: To analyze the possible conflicts caused by these standards.


Do Now: Complete the Anticipation Guide Worksheet focused on beauty, self-hate and family. November 30, 2012 Agenda:
Do Now
Anticipation
Spheres of Influence
Defined
Examples
Closing Aim: To define and identify spheres of influence on societal standards of beauty and acceptance.
Aim: To analyze the possible conflicts caused by these standards.


Where to we get our ideas about beauty? November 30, 2012 Agenda:
Do Now
Anticipation
Spheres of Influence
Defined
Examples
Closing Aim: To define and identify spheres of influence on societal standards of beauty and acceptance.
Aim: To analyze the possible conflicts caused by these standards.


Spheres of Influence November 30, 2012 Agenda:
Do Now
Anticipation
Spheres of Influence
Defined
Examples
Closing Aim: To define and identify spheres of influence on societal standards of beauty and acceptance.
Aim: To analyze the possible conflicts caused by these standards.


Independent Practice (20 minutes)
In The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison ideas of beauty and acceptance specific to the African American society are a major topic. As you view the following documentary consider what are the concerns that might be confronted by Afican American females in regard to beauty ans acceptance? November 30, 2012 Agenda:
Do Now
Anticipation
Spheres of Influence
Defined
Examples
Closing Aim: To define and identify spheres of influence on societal standards of beauty and acceptance.
Aim: To analyze the possible conflicts caused by these standards.


Questions to consider:
What are the present day messages about beauty and acceptance?
What are the specific images or words that suggest this message? November 30, 2012 Agenda:
Do Now
Anticipation
Spheres of Influence
Defined
Examples
Closing Aim: To define and identify spheres of influence on societal standards of beauty and acceptance.
Aim: To analyze the possible conflicts caused by these standards.


Exit Slip:
Explain how spheres of influence impact an individual's self-image. November 30, 2012 Agenda:
Do Now
Anticipation
Spheres of Influence
Defined
Examples
Closing WEEK 2 Autumn Aim : Identify the setting and cultural context of The Bluest Eye in order to unpack the figurative language that describe the spheres of influence on children of color in Lorain, OH in the 1940s.

Do Now:
1. List three adjectives you could use to describe the pictures of Lorain, Ohio below.
2.In what ways do you think growing up in Lorain is similar to growing up in New York? In what ways do you think growing up in Lorain might be very different? December 4, 2012 December 3, 2012 Aim: Identify the impact of media and cultural icons of the 1940s in order to compare and contrasts Claudia and Pecola’s perceptions of the baby dolls. December 5, 2012 Aim 1: To introduce unit vocabulary.
Aim 2:To explain how Toni Morrison defines the impact of spheres of influence on beauty and rejection in a well-developed paragraph. December 3, 2012 Aim 1: To introduce unit vocabulary.
Aim 2:To explain how Toni Morrison defines the impact of spheres of influence on beauty and rejection in a well-developed paragraph. December 3, 2012 Aim 1: To introduce unit vocabulary.
Aim 2:To explain how Toni Morrison defines the impact of spheres of influence on beauty and rejection in a well-developed paragraph. December 3, 2012 Agenda:
Do Now
Syllabus
Vocabulary
Foreword
Beauty
& Acceptance
Closing Welcome back!
Aim 1: To introduce unit vocabulary.
Aim 2:To explain how Toni Morrison defines the impact of spheres of influence on beauty and rejection in a well-developed paragraph.

Do Now:
Homework on your desk
Pick up the weekly syllabus.
Identify the correct word choice for each of the images
provided for the vocabulary terms. Agenda:
Do Now
Syllabus
Vocabulary
Foreword
IP- Beauty & Acceptance
Closing Agenda:
Do Now
Syllabus
Vocabulary
Foreword
Beauty &
Acceptance
Closing Agenda:
Do Now
Syllabus
Vocabulary
Foreword
Beauty
& Acceptance
Closing Unit Vocabulary Goals:
Understand vocabulary parts of speech
Use the words in our discussion and writing Independent Practice:
Draft or revise a final draft of your CCEAJC paragraph explaining Toni Morrison’s perspective about beauty and rejection.
*Make sure you have created an arguable claim for your paragraph.

Be prepared to share out for affirming and adjusting feedback. Foreword - A short introduction to a book, typically by a person other than the author. Key Ideas:
Rejection
Spheres
Self-Loathing The Bluest Eye Welcome back! Agenda:
Do Now Context of 1940s Dick & Jane Read Prologue Fall into Autumn Closing Aim : Identify the setting and cultural context of The Bluest Eye in order to unpack the figurative language that describe the spheres of influence on children of color in Lorain, OH in the 1940s.

Hook:
How much does where and when you grew up affect who you are?
What spheres of influence are determined by time and place? December 4, 2012 Agenda:
Do Now Context of 1940s Dick & Jane Read Prologue Fall into Autumn Closing Aim : Identify the setting and cultural context of The Bluest Eye in order to unpack the figurative language that describe the spheres of influence on children of color in Lorain, OH in the 1940s. December 4, 2012 Agenda:
Do Now Context of 1940s Dick & Jane Read Prologue Fall into Autumn Closing Aim : Identify the setting and cultural context of The Bluest Eye in order to unpack the figurative language that describe the spheres of influence on children of color in Lorain, OH in the 1940s. December 4, 2012 Agenda:
Do Now
Context of 1940s
Dick & Jane
Read Prologue
Fall into Autumn
Closing Setting- Lorain, Ohio 1940
Landscape:
On the shore of Lake Erie (Great Lakes)
Economy based on industry - steel mill or port
Varied Population but not so big

Social Climate:
Integrated school (North)
Racially diverse town, the population is socially segregrated along lines of race and class.
Distinctions between rich white families, poor white families, black families that own property and poor black families.
Poor black women like Mrs. Breedlove often work as maids in the homes of wealthy white families. Dick and Jane primers - Major takeaways

Open to page 7 "Quiet as it's kept.." Figurative language identified Aim : Identify the setting and cultural context of The Bluest Eye in order to unpack the figurative language that describe the spheres of influence on children of color in Lorain, OH in the 1940s. December 4, 2012 Agenda:
Do Now Context of 1940s Dick & Jane Read Prologue Fall into Autumn Closing Independent Practice:
Read through page 12 independently.
Then respond to the following discussion questions:
What does the marigold symbolize in the prologue?
Why does the exposition open with sickness?
Be prepared to discuss. Aim : Identify the setting and cultural context of The Bluest Eye in order to unpack the figurative language that describes the spheres of influence on children of color in Lorain, OH in the 1940s. December 4, 2012 Agenda:
Do Now Context of 1940s Dick & Jane Read Prologue Fall into Autumn Closing Exit Slip:
What spheres of influence impacted the lives of children of color during the 1940s? Explain how these are described in the opening of Imagery: Descriptions that invoke the five senses: audition, olfaction, vision, tactile, gustation (sound, smell, sight, touch, taste)
Foreshadowing: When an author hints at events to come in a text. The Bluest Eye. Do Now:
Identify someone in the media that you admire and explain why? What specific quality about them would you like to emulate? their fashion, look, persona? Agenda:
Do Now
Key Points
from Exposition
Imagery
Cultural Context
Juxtapose Them
IP- page 20
Closing Welcome back! Aim: Identify the impact of media and cultural icons of the 1940s in order to compare and contrasts Claudia and Pecola’s perceptions of the baby dolls. December 5, 2012 Intro:
5 KEY POINTS from last night's reading (HW focused on imagery)

-Characters- Who is our narrator?

Explain te difference between being "put out" and being "outdoors".

-Why does Pecola arrive at the MacTeer home?
How does Claudia describe her appearance? Agenda:
Do Now
Key Points
from Exposition
Imagery
Cultural Context
Juxtapose Them
IP- page 20
Closing Aim: Identify the impact of media and cultural icons of the 1940s in order to compare and contrasts Claudia and Pecola’s perceptions of the baby dolls. December 5, 2012 Autumn, page 19:
Claudia mentions Bojangles as “[her] friend, [her] uncle, [her] daddy”- why does she refer to him this way?
View the clip with Bojangles with Shirley Temple. While you view try to identify what about the scene Claudia has an issue with. Agenda:
Do Now
Key Points
from Exposition
Imagery
Cultural Context
Juxtapose Them
IP- page 20
Closing Aim: Identify the impact of media and cultural icons of the 1940s in order to compare and contrasts Claudia and Pecola’s perceptions of the baby dolls. December 5, 2012 Agenda:
Do Now
Key Points
from Exposition
Imagery
Cultural Context
Juxtapose Them
IP- page 20
Closing Shirley Temple Bill Bojangles Robinson Aim: Identify the impact of media and cultural icons of the 1940s in order to compare and contrasts Claudia and Pecola’s perceptions of the baby dolls. December 5, 2012 Agenda:
Do Now
Key Points
from Exposition
Imagery
Cultural Context
Juxtapose Them
IP- page 20
Closing Independent Practice:
Reread page 20 independently from bottom of 19.
We have been discussing and identifying spheres of influence.
Use your post–it notes to identify the spheres within the passage. Be prepared to discuss the passage. Aim: Identify the impact of media and cultural icons of the 1940s in order to compare and contrasts Claudia and Pecola’s perceptions of the baby dolls. December 5, 2012 Agenda:
Do Now
Key Points
from Exposition
Imagery
Cultural Context
Juxtapose Them
IP- page 20
Closing Closing:
Explain Claudia and Pecola's opinion of the baby dolls.
Use specific support to prove your point.

Key Take-Aways:
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- Aim: Use annotations on the media and cultural icons of the 1940s in order to compare and contrasts Claudia and Pecola’s perceptions of the baby dolls in a well-developed paragraph. December 6, 2012 Do Now:
Use the following terms in a college level sentence. Make sure of the part of speech, choose the BEST word to convey your statement.

fervently
acridness
pristine Agenda:
Do Now
"Girl Like Me"
IP- page 20
Drafting
Closing Welcome back! Aim: Use annotations on the media and cultural icons of the 1940s in order to compare and contrasts Claudia and Pecola’s perceptions of the baby dolls in a well-developed paragraph. December 6, 2012 Framing today's work:
What spheres of influence define Claudia, Frieda and Pecola's concept of beauty?

View "Girl Like Me"

Reread page 20 independently from bottom of 19.
We have been discussing and identifying spheres of influence.
1.Use your post–it notes to identify the spheres within the passage.
2.Let's create an arguable claim that will help us when we draft later. Agenda:
Do Now
"Girl Like Me"
IP- page 20
Drafting
Closing Aim: Use annotations on the media and cultural icons of the 1940s in order to compare and contrasts Claudia and Pecola’s perceptions of the baby dolls in a well-developed paragraph. December 6, 2012 Agenda:
Do Now
"Girl Like Me"
IP- page 20
Drafting
Closing Independent Practice:
Using your annotations and the text:
Compare and contrast Claudia and Pecola's perceptions of the baby dolls.

Exit Slip: Be prepared to share out for affirming and adjusting feedback. Aim : To define soliloquy.
Aim: To analyze the emotions and conflicts revealed through Mrs. MacTeer’s soliloquy. December 7, 2012 Do Now: Reading Quiz #1 - 15 minutes

SILENTLY complete your Reading Quiz.
You MAY NOT use your books or notebooks.



REMINDER: Your one-page response is due Monday.
Let me know if you have any questions. Agenda:
Do Now- Quiz
Soliloquy
Why soliloquy?
IP
Closing Welcome back! Aim : To define soliloquy.
Aim: To analyze the emotions and conflicts revealed through Mrs. MacTeer’s soliloquy. December 7, 2012 Hook:
Have you ever woken up on a weekend to your parent or guardian ranting and raving about something? What emotions fueled their ranting and raving? What was the tone? How did this make you feel? Agenda:
Do Now- Quiz
Soliloquy
Why soliloquy?
IP
Closing Aim : To define soliloquy.
Aim: To analyze the emotions and conflicts revealed through Mrs. MacTeer’s soliloquy. December 7, 2012 Guided Practice:
Why do we break out into soliloquys?
What do we accomplish?
What does it do to the listeners?
What literary devices are often utilized within a soliloquy to help express the message of the private speech? Agenda:
Do Now- Quiz
Soliloquy
Why soliloquy?
IP
Closing Define soliloquy.
Where do we see a soliloquy in Autumn? December 7, 2012
Aim: To define soliloquy.
Aim: To analyze the emotions and conflicts revealed through Mrs. MacTeer’s soliloquy. Aim : To define soliloquy.
Aim: To analyze the emotions and conflicts revealed through Mrs. MacTeer’s soliloquy. December 7, 2012 Exit Slip:
Note at least 3 conflicts that are revealed through Mrs. MacTeer’s soliloquy? Agenda:
Do Now- Quiz
Soliloquy
Why soliloquy?
IP
Closing Aim: To characterize the Breedlove home in a well-developed paragraph. December 10, 2012 Do Now:
Take 5 min to sketch what you believe their house looks like, write a poem about what the house looks like, or draft a letter from Pecola to her parents about how their house is different from Claudia and Frieda’s.

On your desk:
Your one-page response.
Your text. Agenda:
Do Now- Quiz
House/Home
MOTHERFATHER
DICKANDJANE
Closing - Share Out Welcome back! Aim: To characterize the Breedlove home in a well-developed paragraph. December 10, 2012 Hook & Frame Objective (5 minutes):What makes an apartment or house a home?

Intro.:
How does Morrison choose to begin this section of the chapter? Why do you think she includes these specific
lines? Agenda:
Do Now- Quiz
House/Home
MOTHERFATHER
DICKANDJANE
Closing - Share Out Aim: To characterize the Breedlove home in a well-developed paragraph. December 10, 2012 Agenda:
Do Now- Quiz
House/Home
MOTHERFATHER
DICKANDJANE
Closing - Share Out Guided Practice/ Reading Actively (15 minutes):
Use the passage to identify imagery and analyze the description of the Breedlove home. Independent Practice (25 minutes):
Draft a well-developed (CCEAJC) paragraph that characterizes the Breedlove home.


Closing (10 minutes): Students share out their paragraphs and the audience shares affirming and adjusting feedback. Aim: To characterize the Breedlove home in a well-developed paragraph. December 10, 2012 Agenda:
Do Now- Quiz
House/Home
MOTHERFATHER
DICKANDJANE
Closing - Share Out Aim: To characterize each of the members of the Breedlove family through close reading in order to better understand Pecola. December 11, 2012 Do Now: *Remember to use your notes.*
1. Define succumb.
2. Choose the sentence where succumb is used appropriately:
a. The girl succumbed to the teacher and sucked her teeth before storming out of the room.
b. The girl succumbed to her teacher by lifting her head off of her desk while she worked.
3. Create a sentence with the word pristine.
On your desk:
Your one-page response.
Your text. Agenda:
Do Now- Quiz
Family Values
Class Reading
Characterize Them
Closing - Share Out Welcome back! Aim: To characterize each of the members of the Breedlove family through close reading in order to better understand Pecola. December 11, 2012 Hook & Frame Objective (5 minutes):
In your opinion, what do people mean when they say that you come from a “good” family? What goes into being a good family?

Intro.:
Today we are going to focus on the Breedlove’s as individual characters. This will help us gain a better understanding of Pecola as a character and her motivations throughout the novel. Agenda:
Do Now- Quiz
Family Values
Class Reading
Characterize Them
Closing - Share Out Aim: To characterize each of the members of the Breedlove family through close reading in order to better understand Pecola. December 11, 2012 Agenda:
Do Now- Quiz
Family Values
Class Reading
Characterize Them
Closing - Share Out Guided Practice/ Reading Actively (15 minutes):
Use the passage to identify character traits that influence Pecola. Aim: To characterize each of the members of the Breedlove family through close reading in order to better understand Pecola. December 11, 2012 Closing (10 minutes):
Students share out their paragraphs and the audience shares affirming and adjusting feedback.

Key Take Aways:
-

-

- Agenda:
Do Now- Quiz
Family Values
Class Reading
Characterize Them
Closing - Share Out Aim: To determine what it means to be “ugly” in Pecola’s society through a claim statement. December 12, 2012 Do Now: *Remember to use your notes.*
1. Define emasculate.
2. Choose the sentence where emasculate is used appropriately:
a. Mrs. Breedlove made habit of emasculating Cholly by caring for the children and tending to the house.
b. Mrs. Breedlove made a habit of emasculating Cholly by hollering her demands and speaking to him like a child.
3. Create a sentence with the word chagrined.
On your desk:
HW
Your text. Agenda:
Do Now- Quiz
Ugliness
I Do
We Do
You Do
Closing - Index Welcome back! Aim: To determine what it means to be “ugly” in Pecola’s society through a claim statement. December 12, 2012 Hook & Frame Objective (5 minutes):
Think about a time when you felt unattractive. What was the situation? What caused you to feel unattractive?

Intro.:
Our character, Pecola, feels ugly on an everyday basis. In fact, “ugliness” is something that is used to define her entire family.
Consider: What makes the Breedloves ugly? Agenda:
Do Now- Quiz
Ugliness
I Do
We Do
You Do
Closing - Index Aim: To determine what it means to be “ugly” in Pecola’s society through a claim statement. December 12, 2012 Closing:
Using your notes, resonde to the following question on the index cared:
How does Pecola’s society define ugliness? Agenda:
Do Now- Quiz
Ugliness
I Do
We Do
You Do
Closing - Index Aim: To determine what it means to be “ugly” in Pecola’s society through a claim statement. December 12, 2012 Agenda:
Do Now- Quiz
Ugliness
I Do
We Do
You Do
Closing - Index Guided Practice/ Reading Actively (15 minutes):
Use the reading from pages 48-50 to analyze the text using the prompt below: Announcements:
Study Strategies!!! Aim: To assess the students' understanding of the unit vocabulary, characterization and conflicts within by Toni Morrison. December 13, 2012 Do Now:
TESTING ENVIRONMENT:
Sit SILENTLY.
Clear desk except for a blue or black pen.
Your text.
You should be ready for instructions for your exam.
HW to be collected.
REMINDER: Weekend HW - On your syllabus
•Read
•Create your annotation graphic organizer.
•Draft your paragraph for your response.
BOTH the organizer and the paragraph are required for full credit. Agenda:
Do Now- Quiz
Assessment
Closing Welcome back! The Bluest Eye Aim: To paraphrase textual quotations in order to characterize to Maureen Peal. December 17, 2012 Do Now:
Identify the more specific and arguable claim from the two sentences below:
-Pecola can relate to China, Poland and Ms. Marie because they are outcasts in their community.
-China, Poland and Ms. Marie have a positive impact on Pecola.

On your desk:
Your copy of
HW
New Syllabus Agenda:
Do Now
Meringue Pie
Paraphrase
Share Out
Closing Welcome back! Winter The Bluest Eye Aim: To paraphrase textual quotations in order to characterize to Maureen Peal. December 17, 2012 Hook:
Has there ever been someone new that you were stuck by by when you met them?
Explain some of your take-aways about Claudia, Frieda, and Pecola’s feelings about Maureen Peal.

Intro:We are going to begin seminar cycles in our class this week. Everything we read, annotate and write about is leading to the culminating writing on Thursday.

On your desk:
Your copy of
HW
New Syllabus Agenda:
Do Now
Meringue Pie
Paraphrase
Share Out
Closing The Bluest Eye Aim: To paraphrase textual quotations in order to characterize to Maureen Peal. December 17, 2012 Guided Practice/ Reading Actively (15 minutes):
Text Used today – pages 61-74 Agenda:
Do Now
Meringue Pie
Paraphrase
Share Out
Closing Aim: To paraphrase textual quotations in order to characterize to Maureen Peal. December 17, 2012 Closing (12 minutes):
Students have to share their responses and explain what this helped them learn about Maureen Peal. Agenda:
Do Now
Meringue Pie
Paraphrase
Share Out
Closing Aim: To prepare for our Semi-Socratic Seminar by reading independently and responding to discussing questions. December 18, 2012 Do Now:
1. Choose the sentence where tacitly is used appropriately:
-Santa comes through the chimney and tacitly places all the nicely wrapped gifts under the tree.
-The elves work tacitly in Santa’s workshop making all the toys.
2. Create a sentence for the word static.

On your desk:
Your copy of
HW
New Syllabus Agenda:
Do Now
Independent
Reading
Closing Welcome back! The Bluest Eye Aim: To prepare for our Semi-Socratic Seminar by reading independently and responding to discussing questions. December 18, 2012 Intro: Text for today pages 82-93
We will be reading independently to gather:
Questions
Reactions
Unfamiliar Vocab
Literary devices
and answer discussion questions.
All these ideas will help you in your discussion over the next two days and be available for you to use for your response piece on Thursday. Agenda:
Do Now
Independent
Reading
Closing Aim: To make focused annotations identifying beauty and ugliness and collect questions in order to analyze Geraldine and Junior. December 19, 2012 Do Now:
1. Create a sentece with the word emasculate.
2. Use the word amerliorate in a sentence.

On your desk:
Copy of text.
HW
New Syllabus Agenda:
Do Now
U & B
? ? ?
Clarifying
Understanding
Closing Welcome back! Aim: To make focused annotations identifying beauty and ugliness and collect questions in order to analyze Geraldine and Junior. December 19, 2012 Intro.:
As Day 1 of our Semi-Socratic Seminar we are going to look at our chapter from “Winter” page 81-93.

Guided Practice/ Reading Actively (7 minutes):
We will be going back over your passage and label passages that have examples of beauty and ugliness:
B = Beauty U = Ugliness

Also, review questions from the reading yesterday that we can tackle together today.
Independent Practice (10 minutes): Agenda:
Do Now
U & B
? ? ?
Clarifying
Understanding
Closing Aim: To make focused annotations identifying beauty and ugliness and collect questions in order to analyze Geraldine and Junior. December 19, 2012 Whole Class:
Gather class questions:



Closing (10 minutes):
Key take-aways that were clarified: Agenda:
Do Now
U & B
? ? ?
Clarifying
Understanding
Closing Closing (5 minutes): Clarify HW assignment. Explain the requirements with Dialogue Journal. (sample) Aim: To conduct a Semi-Socratic Seminar in order to gather ideas about the impact of acceptance and rejection on youth through text-based discussion. December 20, 2012 Do Now:
Read through the expectations for the Seminar.
Choose one quote to paraphrase and analyze.


On your desk:
Copy of text.
HW turned in to assistant Agenda:
Do Now
Seminar
Response
Closing Welcome back! Aim: To conduct a Semi-Socratic Seminar in order to gather ideas about the impact of acceptance and rejection on youth through text-based discussion. December 20, 2012 Expectations

Class set up.

Interpretive Question:

What is the impact of acceptance and rejection on youth? Agenda:
Do Now
Seminar
Response
Closing Welcome back! Aim: To define and identify allusion in order to identify why Morrison includes allusions within . January 7, 2013 Do Now:
Create a clarification using The Bluest Eye for the claim below: The expectations of marriage and fatherhood made Cholly Breedlove feel trapped.


On your desk:
Your copy of
HW
New Syllabus Agenda:
Do Now
Allusions Revealed
Note it!
Closing Welcome back! The Bluest Eye Announcements:
English essay Detention
Today, Rm 213, 3:15 p.m.
Revision:
One CW assignment
Any essay under 80% The Bluest Eye Aim: To define and identify allusion in order to identify why Morrison includes allusions within . January 7, 2012 Intro:

Why do we sometimes mention famous people or historical time periods when telling a story?
Ex:
"My next door neighboor has Scrooge Syndrome." Agenda:
Do Now
Allusions Revealed
Note it!
Closing Announcements:
English essay Detention
Today, Rm 213, 3:15 p.m.
Revision:
One CW assignment
Any essay under 80% The Bluest Eye Aim: To define and identify allusion in order to identify why Morrison includes allusions within . January 7, 2012 Class definition:
Allusion-
a reference in a literary work to a person, place, or thing in history or another work of literature.
Allusions are often indirect or brief references to well-known characters or events.
Allusions are often used to summarize broad, complex ideas or emotions in one quick, powerful image.
You can also make allusions to pop culture. Agenda:
Do Now
Allusions Revealed
Note it!
Closing Welcome back! Announcements:
English essay Detention
Today, Rm 213, 3:15 p.m.
Revision:
One CW assignment
Any essay under 80% The Bluest Eye Aim: To define and identify allusion in order to identify why Morrison includes allusions within . “Cinderella about to lose the glass off her foot. And when I find it, is when I find you.”
Purpose: Drake made this allusion because ...
Influence:

“I’m the new Sinatra, and since I made it here, I can make it anywhere.”
Purpose: Jay Z made this allusion because ...
Influence:

Samson (& Delilah)Blurb: Book of Judges in Bible. Samson was granted supernatural strength by God in order to combat his enemies and perform heroic feats such as wrestling a lion. Eventually Samson tells Delilah, his wife, that he will lose his strength with the loss of his hair. Delilah calls for a servant to shave Samson's seven locks. Since that breaks the Nazirite oath, God leaves him, and Samson is captured by the Philistines, who blind him.
Influence:
Purpose: Agenda:
Do Now
Allusions Revealed
Note it!
Closing The Bluest Eye January 7, 2012 Aim: To define and identify allusion in order to identify why Morrison includes allusions within . “Blind eyes can look at me and see the truth. Wonder if Stevie do.”
Purpose: Lil Wayne made this allusion because
Influence:

From the novel:
Allusion:
Purpose:
Influence:


Independent Practice: (15 minutes)
Using your reading thus far in the novel, identify three other allusions.

Then explain the influence making this direct or indirect reference and the purpose of Morrison including these allusions. Agenda:
Do Now
Allusions Revealed
Note it!
Closing The Bluest Eye January 7, 2012 Aim: To analyze how Morrison characterizes Soaphead Church in The Bluest Eye by writing a well-developed paragraph. January 8, 2013 Do Now:
1. Reread pages 171-173 and identify 3 examples of figurative language. Then explain what is learned through analyzing these literary devices.
2. Identify three traits you have identified about Soaphead Church.


On your desk:
Your copy of
HW
New Syllabus Agenda:
Do Now
Allusions Revealed
Who is Soaphead Church?
Closing Welcome back! The Bluest Eye Announcements:
Revision:
One CW assignment
Any essay under 80% Aim: To analyze how Morrison characterizes Soaphead Church in The Bluest Eye by writing a well-developed paragraph. January 8, 2013 Intro:

What did we infer "misanthrope" meant on page 164?


What did our allusions reveal?

How does this influence ideas about Soaphead Church. Agenda:
Do Now
Allusions Revealed
Who is Soaphead Church?
Closing Announcements:
Revision:
One CW assignment
Any essay under 80% Aim: To analyze how Morrison characterizes Soaphead Church in The Bluest Eye by writing a well-developed paragraph. January 8, 2013 Agenda:
Do Now
Allusions Revealed
Who is Soaphead Church?
Closing Guided Practice (12 minutes): Text Used today – pages 164-183 Aim: To analyze major universal themes by drafting well-developed paragraphs that include support from more than one text. January 10, 2013 Do Now:
Choose the claim that DOES NOT meet the standard and revise it to make it clear and specific.
Pressure from the majority can cause an individual to compromise their integrity.
In life rejection makes one insecure.

On your desk:
Your copy of
HW Agenda:
Do Now
Intro Activity
Write it Right
Conferences
Closing Welcome back! The Bluest Eye Announcements:
Revision:
One CW assignment
Any essay under 80%
DUE Next Wednesday, 1/16 Aim: To analyze major universal themes by drafting well-developed paragraphs that include support from more than one text. January 10, 2013 MIDTERM GOALS
90% earn 80% or higher

Using all our review time effectively
URGENCY when planning and writing.

"The best preparation for good work tomorrow is to do good work today."
Elbert Hubbard Agenda:
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Intro Activity
Write it Right
Conferences
Closing Aim: To analyze major universal themes by drafting well-developed paragraphs that include support from more than one text. January 10, 2013 INDEPENDENT PRACTICE:

PROMPT: (Using your worksheet)
Craft a paragraph using evidence from BOTH The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison and “Papa’s Waltz” by Theodore Roethke around the controlling idea of parenthood.

CONFERENCES:
I am meeting with each student briefly to direct each of you towards a personal goal. Agenda:
Do Now
Intro Activity
Write it Right
Conferences
Closing Welcome back! Announcements:
Revision:
One CW assignment
Any essay under 80%
DUE Next Wednesday, 1/16 Aim: To assess the students' understanding of the unit themes within by Toni Morrison. January 11, 2013 Do Now:
TESTING ENVIRONMENT:
Sit SILENTLY.
Clear desk except for a blue or black pen.
Your text.
You should be ready for instructions for your exam.

REMINDER:
Weekend HW - Revision:
One CW assignment
Any essay under 80%
DUE Next Wednesday, 1/16 Agenda:
Do Now
Assessment
Closing Welcome back! The Bluest Eye Aim: To assess the students' understanding of the reading and writing skills for the semester. January 16, 2013 Do Now:
MIDTERM TESTING ENVIRONMENT:
Sit SILENTLY.
Clear desk except for a blue or black pen and a pencil.
You should be ready for instructions for your exam.
Complete exam Agenda:
Do Now
Assessment
Closing Welcome back! REMINDER:
Mandatory revisions and makeup work accepted through the end of this week!
I am here each afternoon.
Turn in books!
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