Week 4: Start A Raisin in the Sun

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Over the last few weeks, you all have been doing a great job analyzing poetry from different perspectives across America. This week, we will start with one more analysis of a Langston Hughes poem before diving in to Lorraine Hansberry’s play, A Raisin in the Sun. Moving forward and especially between now and the February break, please do your best to be on time and present each day. It is particularly difficult to read a play and get caught up by yourself. We will also be discussing a great deal, and you won’t want to miss out!

Click here for a copy of the play.

Please see below for a brief schedule of our week together: 

Monday, January 25
  1. M.U.G. Monday Warm-up
  2. Annotate and analyze: “Harlem,” by Langston Hughes
  3. What is a SIFT Analysis?
  4. Assignment: SIFT Analysis for “Harlem” (scroll past the calendar to download)
Tuesday. January 26

Please note that the schedules for Tuesday and Wednesday are flipped for ALL Cobb County Students today. The ONLY students on campus will be those who have registered to take the PSAT at Pebblebrook. 

  1. Asynchronous Learning Day: No live classes
  2. Assignment: Before Wednesday’s class, please complete the “A Raisin in the Sun Anticipation Guide” in CTLS (scroll past the calendar to download and view my explanation video!).
Wednesday, January 27
  1. Lit. Term Tuesday: situational, dramatic, and verbal irony (see video below, past calendar)
  2. Anticipation Guide class debate
  3. Background on Lorraine Hansberry and historical context of the play
  4. Start reading A Raisin in the Sun
    • A copy of the full text can be found in “Resources” or on my blog above.
Thursday, January 28
  1. Test Prep Thursday: Assessment: Unit 1 Mid-assessment via CommonLit
  2. Continue reading A Raisin in the Sun
    • A copy of the full text can be found in “Resources” or on my blog above.
  3. Ongoing Assignment: A Raisin in the Sun Study Questions (scroll past the calendar to download)
Friday, January 29
  1. Free Friday: Free Write!
  2. Continue reading A Raisin in the Sun
    • A copy of the full text can be found in “Resources” or on my blog above.
  3. Ongoing Assignment: A Raisin in the Sun Study Questions

 

Please view this short video that explains the Anticipation Guide!
Lit Term Tuesday: 3 Types of Irony

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