In the SpringBoard section of your notebook, answer the following question: How does art represent culture? Let’s watch a short PBS video biography on the life Frida Kahlo entitled The Life and Times of Frida Kahlo. Take notes on what you learn from the film! Now, as we read the biographical text, highlight and take notes. You are looking specifically for information that reflects her cultural identity. Underline unfamiliar words too! What did you learn about Frida Kahlo’s life, art and cultural identity? What details are emphasized in each text to support your interpretation of this artist and how she depicts her cultural identity in her work? Each group will prepare a brief presentation on butcher paper and present it to the class. You may draw on the paper if you wish, but keep it simple! We are about to view one of Frida Kahlo’s many self-portraits for analysis and discussion. What do you notice? Take notes in the SpringBoard section of your notebook and be ready to complete the OPTIC chart on p. 30. Let’s complete questions 5-7 about Frida Kahlo’s biography and self-portrait. How did the information about the artist’s life help you to understand her artwork? DO NOT complete questions 8-10 today. Those are for next time. Reading Plus – Don’t forget to complete your weekly assignment by Sunday night! 1) 2) 3) Tear out pages 17-26 in your SpringBoard book. Finish reading “Two Kinds” at home and take marginal notes – remember you are looking for moments of internal and external conflict! Complete the graphic organizer on p. 26 Do the Writing Prompt on p. 26 in the SpringBoard section of your notebook! Periods 1,3,5,7 – Due Friday 9/19 Periods 6,8 – Due Monday 9/21 Before reading the poem “Legal Alien,” define the following words in your SpringBoard book at the bottom of p. 31: Legal: Alien: Based on the title and the information about the author, what do you predict is the conflict expressed in the poem? As we read Pat Mora’s poem together, use the following metacognitive markers to take notes in your book: Voice = V Conflict = CON Cultural Identity = CI We will read the poem together once, then you will work on it with your groups! Look at question 12 on p. 33. You have a small paragraph with instructions and four questions (bullet points). In the SpringBoard section of your notebook, answer the four bullet point questions with your group. Be prepared to share for extra credit! You do not have to create a graphic organizer – just copy the questions in your notebook and answer them. Look at the bottom of p. 33. In the section marked “Check Your Understanding,” you have two possible assignments – an artistic prompt or a creative prompt. Choose one of the two (you do not have to do them both!) and complete it for homework. Don’t forget to do your Reading Plus!