1st Quarter    Sep-Nov
1800-1862

2nd Quarter   Nov-Jan
1862-1914

3rd Quarter   Jan-Mar
1914-1950s

4th Quarter   Mar-June
1960s-Present

Multicultural Literature

Week 7:
Excerpt from Black Boy
pg 1012 (7½ Pages)
by Richard Wright
Angela Lee: "New African"
pg 1131 (7½ Pages)

Quiz 16 May

ardently
clamor
dispirited
elapse
enthralled
frenzy
futile
galled
lurk
withering

Baldwin: "Autobiographical Notes" 1142 (3 Pages)
Lowell: "A Vision of Blacks and Whites United" 953
Komunyakaa: "Monsoon Season" 975 & "Poetry Emotion" 977

This week's activities will fulfill the following Content Expectations as required in Michigan's
High School Content Expectations for English:
CE 3.1.4 Study of a Specific Author
CE 2.1.3 Expand Vocabulary
CE 2.1.7 Demonstrate Comprehension
CE 3.3.4 Demonstrate knowledge of American minority
Xxx Xxx literature  and the contributions of minority writers. 

Big Ideas of Multiculturalism
(Postmodernism)

Dreams and Visions
Stereotyping
Diversity
Human Motivation
Social Equality
Rise of Anti-Religious Attitudes
American culture, late 1900s

Themes
Fighting racial discrimination
Importance of family

ELA 10  Michigan Merit Curriculum Course Requirements, 35

Week 8:
"The Girl Who
Wouldn't Talk"
Oriental-American
Writer
Maxine Hong Kingston
pg 1045 (6 Pages)
Contemporary
Poetry

Quiz 25 Apr

bound feet       
exasperated     
habitual
indent     
loiter   
nape     
pamper   
pastel     
seminar     

Contemporary Poetry:
"Varied and Intensely Personal" pg 914
Wilbur: "The Beautiful Changes" 1006 
Ginsberg: "Homework" 1010
Bishop: "The Fish" 1035 
Harjo: "Remember" 1040
Sexton: "The Bells" 1089
Hongo: "What For"  &
Xx "A Different Story" both pg 1122
Merrill: "The Fifteenth Summer" 1156 

Internal and External Conflict

We will study and discuss the
Anti-Hero, using this story and this excerpt from the article "The Hero and the Rat-Man". 

This week's activities will fulfill the following Content Expectations as required in Michigan's High School Content Expectations for English:
CE 3.1.4 Study of a Specific Author
CE 2.1.3 Expand Vocabulary   
CE 2.1.7 Demonstrate Comprehension


"Everyday Use"
by Alice Walker
pg 70 in the Green Book

Quiz:

cowering
doctrines
furtive
rifling
sidle
lye
organdy
tottering
chitlins
collards

"What does heritage mean?" 

"In Georgia's Swept Yards: A Dying Tradition" pg 77 in the Green Book

This week's activities will fulfill the following Content Expectations as required in Michigan's
High School Content Expectations for English:
CE 3.1.4 Study of a Specific Author
CE 2.1.7 Demonstrate Comprehension
CE 3.3.4 Demonstrate knowledge of US minority lit & contributions of minority writers. 


Jewish-American
Writers
Malamud:
"The Magic Barrel"
982
Helprin: "Tamar"
922 (5½  pgs)
Quiz 2 May

Malamud
ascetic
clientele
dowry
evident
machinations
meager
nuptial
suppress
traditional
upbraided

Helprin
disheveled
gregarious
guileless
hierarchy
interject
lucid
précis
superficial
theologian
vulnerability

Isaac Bashevis Singer "Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech" 929-930
Carver: "Everything Stuck to Him" 1028 (3¼ Pages)
This week's activities will fulfill the following Content Expectations as required in Michigan's
High School Content Expectations for English:
CE 3.1.4 Study of a Specific Author
CE 2.1.3 Expand Vocabulary
CE 2.1.7 Demonstrate Comprehension
CE 3.3.4 Demonstrate knowledge of American minority
Xxx Xxx literature  and the contributions of minority writers.