Entry Task: ( Place your journals on desk to be checked) Describe the incident between Rennie’s dad, Beaner, Danny, and Pete. Do you agree with the way Rennie’s dad handled this conflict? Why or why not? When you are finished with the Entry Task please use the next 15 minutes to read. Students will be able to . . . Analyze how culture affects identity and perceptions Practice effective speaking and listening skills that build capacity for collaboration/communication Analyze the concept of voice in reading and writing Examine and apply the elements of exposition Examine and apply the elements of argumentation Synthesis Paper Embedded Assessment 2.1 – Writing a Narrative Activity 2.11 – Thanksgiving – personal history/reflection (completed) Activity 2.10 – The Hunger of Memory - Allusions Activity 2.5 – Pick one – pacing (completed) Activity 2.4 - Kaffir Boy – narrative using dialogue (completed) Activity 2.3 - Funny in Farsi – personal (cultural) narrative elements (completed) Activity 2.2 – “Where I’m From” poem - narrative poem(completed) Create a chart (on your entry task paper) Narrative Elements Setting Characters Point of View Sequence of Events Theme Details from the Narrative Literary Terminology Persona is the voice assumed by a writer. It is not necessaryily his or her own voice. Allusion is a reference to a well-known person, event, or place from history, music, art, or another literary work Complete the Narrative Elements chart and answer questions found on page 126 in the After Reading section (on your entry/exit task paper). If you work with a partner each of you is responsible for this work. Narrative Writing: Cultural Narrative Prompts: Select one of the following prompts to write your narrative. 1. Write a personal narrative about an experience of cultural difference or insensitivity you have had or observed. What did you learn from it? 2. Write a personal narrative about how your family’s experience or cultural history enriched you or presented you with opportunities or challenges in pursuing your educational goals. 3. Tell us a story from your life, describing an experience that either demonstrates your character or helped to shape it. 4. Write a personal narrative about an experience that has shaped your identity, values, and/or understanding, specifically around the issues of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, family background or personal, social or historical location in the society. Reflect on how this experience has shaped your identity, values, and/or understanding of the world around you. Tallgrass pages 255-277 1. Find two specific quotes from this section of the reading that you believe relate to the developing theme/central message in this novel. Write a lead-in, quote, and commentary for each quote. Your commentary should address how these quotes relate to the developing theme/central message in this novel. Reflect on the learning targets for today. Do you feel you met the targets? 1. Analyze how culture affects identity and perceptions 2. Practice effective speaking and listening skills that build capacity for collaboration/communication 3. Analyze the concept of voice in reading and writing 4. Examine and apply the elements of exposition 1. What is one thing that you completed or learned today that you found interesting? 2. What is one thing that you feel you can improve in future classes?