Collection 1

Unit 1 “Culture and Belonging”

Performance Task: (DUE ????) At the end of this collection, students will write an expository essay focusing on the challenges immigrants face and the adjustments immigrants make.  Students will use information learned in Unit 1 to create an expository essay focusing on immigration and the effects it has on individuals adjusting to a new culture. 

    Literary Terms students need to know:
      Quizlet Practice

    Performance Task
Requirements for the Essay
       Outline Suggestions

    Bonne Annee
Bonne Annee story
          Bonne Annee guiding questions
          Bonne Annee Essay Samples to get a C.
          Bonne Annee Paragraph brainstorming sheet
          Bonne Annee Worksheet
          Highlighted first half of Bonne Anne
          Highlighted version of second half of Bonne Anne
          Brainstorming sheet to help determine theme 

My Favorite Chaperone
          My Favorite Chaperone close read questions

Close reading activities in this unit will focus on
        character analysis- main, minor, dynamic, static 
        text structure-
 exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution, conflict
        conflict- internal, external 
        connecting with the narrator

You will also be writing an objective summary of the story: approximately 300 words typed.

Slideshows on Chaperone

Objective Summary

Theme developed through characters, setting, and plot

How incidents propel the action

How imagery is used in the story

Challenges and adjustments made by immigrants in the story

Literary terms in My Favorite Chaperone

    A Place to Call Home
 Skim and Scan Worksheet

    The Latehomecomer
Figurative Language Activity
             (Definitions here)
         BookTV interview with the author video
         Guiding questions
         Guiding Questions Sections 2 and 3
         Snapshot/Thoughtshot Writing

   Literature Book

End of Unit Benchmark Test: 

Practice: We will review the results in detail.