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ESL/Survey of Lit/American Lit

Resources: The Book, The Packet

English 1 & Seminar 1


English 2/Seminar 2--You must be signed in to your CPS Google account.
Culture In Literature/Writing A Narrative-Daily Presentation

The Kite Runner--Daily Presentation
Read Online Here
Audiobook: CD1, CD2Chapters 8-23, Chapter 1, chapter 23, Shortened Audiobook (The whole thing in about two hours),
Reading Questions: Chapters 1-5Chapters 6-9Chapters 10-14,  Chapters 15-20,Chapters 21-25
Summaries: CliffsNotesShmoopGradesaverWikipedia
Historical Videos: Soviet Invations,  CNN Soviet Invasion,  Inside the Taliban Afghanistan's Glorious PastAfghanistan HistoryTaliban in Kabul 1996, HIstory and Timeline of Modern Afghanistan: Part 1Part 2Part 3
Ethnicity and Religion: Afghanistan's Most Neglected Minority (Hazara)Kite Runner Background
Summaries: CliffsNotesShmoopGradesaverWikipedia
Music: Afghan Music Project,
Resources: Character ListFamily Trees,
Pre-reading: Introduction to the Kite RunnerVideo Watching,  Anticipation Guide,  Violating Your Own Moral Code 
Essay Resources: Understanding the Question, Companion Readings: Are Some Humans Born EvilResilience GeneNature vs. Nurture in Psychology

Things Fall Apart  Resources:The Book On LineListen On Line  Book Summaries from Crash Course: Part 1, Part 2: Cliffs Notes and SparkNotes Maps: Africa,  Quotes: Traditions and Customs,  virtual village of Umuofia,  G.I. Jones Archive of S.E. Nigerian Art And Culture,   Videos: Igbo Masquerade VideoTraditional Dance,  Annenberg Foundation IntroductionIbo Quick BackgroundTribal Nigeria 1959 Powerpoints: Background from Indianapolis Igbo group, Colonialism in NigeriaIntroduction to Things Fall ApartIntroduction to the 7 Elements of Culture, Proverbs in Things Fall Apart  The Movie: All 52 Scenes Here  Nigeria: BBC Profile,  Chapter Questions: 1-3, 4-6, 7-8, 9-11, 12-15, 16-19, 20-25 Games & Review: Whole Book:  Fun Trivia QuizJeopardyJeopardy 2Jeopardy 3Timed Character Quiz Sections:  Chapter 14-18 JeopardyChapter 18-21, Games:Proverbs Game

Survey of Literature/American Literature--
Unit 4: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian

Vocabulary Practice:  quizlet or  vocabulary.com. If you never signed up for vocabulary.com, use these codes: 1st period http://vocab.com/join/1SEATQ7, 3rd period http://vocab.com/join/2YGZ56S

Unit 3: A Raisin In The Sun/Barriers--Daily Presentation

Word Presentations: Meriam Webster Dictionary, Dictionary.com,  Online Etymology DictionaryOxidSynonym.ComWiktionary.org  Thesaurus.com, Packet, Organizer for presentation, Word Assignments: List 2, List 3, List 4, List 5, List 6, List 7

Old Units
In The Time of the Butterflies/What Causes People to Rise Up?--Daily PresentationDon't quite understand? Read these summaries: A+Julius Caesar--Daily presentation. Most of your assignments and notes are linked to this presentation. You must be signed in to your CPS Google account to access this. Your Packet: Here
Don't have your book? Read on line here
Want to listen? Click here.
Don't quite understand? Read these summaries: Spark NotesA+
Background Video: Ancients Behaving Badly-Julius Caesar, 
Videos of the Play: Antony's Funeral SpeechThe Ides of MarchThe Whole Play 
Resources: Character Chart/Character Map,  List of Character Traits
Before Reading: Anticipation Guide,  Scenario,   
Vocabulary: Before ReadingAct IAct IIAct IIIAct IVAct V
Vocabulary Practice On Line--Before ReadingAct IAct IIAct IIIAct IVAct V
Reading Questions: Act IAct IIAct III,  Act IVAct V
Poster Project:Assignment,  Defining a Good LeaderVote For Brutus WorksheetVote For Antony WorksheetRubricProcess PowerpointArticle on Campaign Posters
Final Speech--Note-taking SheetAssignmentMEL-Con Outline, ACT, STAC
The Odyssey:  Our Daily Powerpoint HereThe Whole Book,Assignments: Episode TrackerVideos: Video: The Odyssey Clash of the GodsProfile of OdysseusGreek Gods and GoddessesCrash course of the whole book60 Second RecapAnimated Odyssey1997 Movie VersionAudio: Book 1Book 5Book 9Book 10Book 11Book 12Book 21Book 22Book 23Simplified Versions: MythwebShmoopSparkNotes Myths Introduction to the 7 Elements of CultureCreation Myths From Around the WorldCreation Myth ResponseCreation Myth AssignmentBrainstormingPeer Editing

Unit 2: The Great Gatsby--Daily PowerPoint (Sign into your CPS Google account)
The Book, Your packet
Audio Book: The Original Text
Companion Readings and Art
Unit 1: The Scarlet Letter--Daily PowerPoint
Research Project: Sample Project with Resources

Dracula/Writing the Essay: Unit Calendar

Frankenstein/Writing About Literature/What is Monstrous?

The Kite Runner

Essay Resources: Understanding the Question, Companion Readings: Are Some Humans Born EvilResilience GeneNature vs. Nurture in Psychology

Things Fall Apart
Anticipation GuideCharacter Map,  Ibo Society Two Column ChartImportant Character ChartCharacter Traits List
Literature Circle Role Sheets and Notes: Notes,  Planning GuideQuestion AskerPassage PickerArtistConnectorCharacter Captain
Final Essay: Note-Taking ScaffoldEssay Assignment

Things Fall Apart

Resources: Daily Announcements
Anticipation GuideCharacter Map,  Ibo Society Two Column ChartImportant Character ChartCharacter Traits List
Literature Circle Role Sheets and Notes: Notes,  Planning GuideQuestion AskerPassage PickerArtistConnectorCharacter Captain
Final Essay: Note-Taking ScaffoldEssay Assignment

In The Time of the Butterflies Resources (Some from previous years)

Don't quite understand? Read these summaries: A+
Project Resources: Mr. Wankoff's Sample Project,  
Student Projects from 5th/6th: 

Essay Resources: AssignmentBrainstormingIntroduction OutlineMEL-Con OutlineCounterargument OutlineConclusion, Reminders

Learning about Trujillo, the Mirabal Sisters, The Dominican Republic, and other background:The Miribal Sisters from ColonialzoneThe Miribal Sisters from "Learning to Question,Wikipedia on the Mirabal Sisters,  Wikipedia article on Trujillo,   BBC Country Profile  

Audio and Video Resources for ITTOTBPRX Radio StoryThe Story of the Mirabal Sisters AARPMovie Trailer 
Cover Page
Resources: Character Chart/Character Map, List of Character Traits
Before Reading: Time Magazine ArticleAnticipation Guide/Theme ListMethods of Authoritarian ControlWhat Leads People to Rise Up?
Reading Questions and Journals: Chapter 1, Chapter 2Chapter 3Chapter 4Chapter 5Chapter 6Chapter 7Chapter 8, Chapter 9Chapter 10Chapter 11Chapter 12Epilogue
Group QuizesAfter Chapter 4After Chapter 6After Chapter 8After Chapter 10,
Old Midterm Assignment: AssignmentMEL-Con OutlinesRubric
Old Final Assignment: AssignmentPowerPoint Creation Checklist,  Rubric

The Odyssey


English 1/W.A.O.C.

Romeo and Juliet Resources
Project Overview*Project Resources from the Foreman Library*, Research Report
Movie Versions: Gnomeo and Juliet,  Spark Notes Video SummaryBBC Animated Version
Listen and Read: Audiobo

Survey and American Literature for ESL Syllabus, Interactive Notebook

How to complete your project

Step 1: Review your notes from student presentations and think about the characters in your novel. Then complete the journal on page 14 in your packet.
Step 2: Gather information from your book and from research and enter it onto page 15 of you packet. Elaborate while you are doing this.
Step 3: Complete your main idea.
Step 4: Write a rough draft of your paragraph or essay. (See outlines below).
Step 5: Consult your rubric to make sure you have completed the assignment correctly.
Step 6: Peer edit.
Step 6: Make changes, recopy, and hand it in.

Links to help with your project Research Links: 

Foreman High School Research Pages--We used these to make our presentations.
Scholastic Immigration Website--Used earlier in the quarter.
Japanese Immigration:
Timelines of Immigration: http://www.tolerance.org/supplement/timeline,  http://www.janm.org/projects/inrp/english/overview.htm
Internment Camps http://www.pbs.org/childofcamp/history/timeline.html
Immigration Presentations
Effects of 9/11 on Immigrants
Japanese Immigration
Undocumented Immigrants at Work
Charts of Immigration By Country
Latin American Immigration
MELCon, Essay, and Citations Help
MEL-Con Outline
Essay Outlines
ACTS, Introduction Presentation
STAC, Conclusions Presentation
How to Cite Presentation
Son of Citation Machine--makes the citation for you but you have to check it.

English 1 & Written and Oral Communication

English 1

Poems: Look up unfamiliar words, circle key words, divide into sections, explain the parts, give main idea, tell how you know.
The Storyteller


A Raisin In The Sun: Daily Announcements

Speech SyllabusLink to Google Documents Notes
Sample Speeches
1AC: Singapore Home Schools, Gun Violence, Drugs, Animal Testing

English 1 Syllabus, Daily Announcements

Main Ideas and Support:

To Kill a Mockingbird, Classroom, Conversation, Questioning/Inference


Unit 4: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian/Learning about Literature
Summaries: Schmoop, enotes, bookrags 
Videos:  Student Video on Spokane Indians, Reservation ViewsAmerican Indian Living In Desperate PovertySherman Alexie at the Texas Book Festival,  Sherman Alexie on the News Hour,  Racism: The Way We See It: Part 1, Part 2,  Savage Country: American Indian Sports Mascots: Part 1,    Native American Peoples of the Northwest

"We Are Still Here" --- A Documentary on Today's Young Native Americans, Wellpinit Boys Basketball

Poem: The Powwow at the End of the World BY SHERMAN ALEXIE
Assignments: CoverAnticipation Guide, Character Map, Challenges and Choices, Cornell NotesChapter Questions, Final Assignment
Vocabulary: Chapters 1-7, Chapters 8-14, Chapters 15-21, Chapters 22-26, Chapters 27-29

 Frankenstein/Writing About Literature/What is Monstrous?

Unit CalendarHow You Will Be Graded
As We Read: Preview ActivityAnticipation GuideSocratic Seminar PreparationSeminar Cornell Notes,  Bloom's Questions,
Clipboard Project
MEL-Cons and Final EssayCharacteristics of a Vampire Note-takingGathering Facts for Your Essay,  MEL-Con OutlineMEL-Con Rubric,  ACTS OutlineSTAC OutlineEssay Rubric
Need Help Understanding? Spark Notes, Shmoop, Cliffs Notes, Character List, Character Map
Background Information: The Victorians,
Maps: Map 1, Wikimaps Map,
Companion Articles: The Type-Writer Girl,

English 1 SyllabusInteractive Notebook
To Kill a Mockingbird, Classroom, Conversation, Questioning/Inference

Romeo and Juliet
Full Text of The Play On Line, Listen and Read
Need Help? Try These: SparknotesCliff's NotesBarron's BooknotesBookRags.comClassicNotes
Other School's Romeo and Juliet Activities: Mrs. Lettiere's Class,
Shakespearean Baseball

A Raisin In The Sun
Need Help Understanding? Cliffs Notes, Spark Notes, Shmoop, Symbolism in A Raisin In The Sun
Videos, Poems, and Articles in the Unit: The Golden Door 1, 2, Up South,  Eyes on the Prize,  Plessy vs. Ferguson (Article), Plessy vs. Ferguson Video, The Great MigrationLangston Hughes Documentary,  Lorraine Hansbury Documentary,