• Homework

    Tuesday, December 10, 2019

    Today, we read "Plums" in class. Tonight's homework is to read "Potatoes" (pages 158-178). We will be discussing this chapter in class tomorrow. We will also have a short quiz on "Onions, Almonds, and Plums" tomorrow. It will be an open book quiz, and as long as you have read the chapters and participated in class, you'll be fine.  "Potatoes" will NOT be on the quiz tomorrow. 

    Potatoes Part 1

    Potatoes Part 2

    Monday, December 9, 2019

    Today in class, we discussed "Cantaloupes" and had time to read "Almonds" in class. If you were absent today, please read "Almonds" (pages 121-138). We will be discussing this chapter in class tomorrow. 

    Almonds Part 1

    Almonds Part 2

    Friday, December 6, 2019

    There is no "official" homework, but some students wanted to get a headstart on Monday's chapter. If you can read "Onions" (pages 100-120) and annotate this weekend, then I won't assign homework on Monday night. The audio version breaks the chapter into 2 parts. Both parts are linked below.

    Onions Part 1

    Onions Part 2

     

    Thursday, December 5, 2019

    Tonight's homework is to read "Cantaloupes" (pages 81-99) and annotate the text based on the annotation guide given to you in class today. A copy of the annotation guide is linked below.The audio version breaks the chapter into 2 parts. Both parts are linked below.

    Cantaloupes Annotation Guide

    Cantaloupes Part 1

    Cantaloupes Part 2

    Wednesday, December 4, 2019

    Today in class, we discussed "Figs" and looked for symbolism and theme. We had time to listen to "Guavas" in class.

    Tonight's homework is to reread "Guavas" and complete your assigned literature circle job. If you were abent today, please read and annotate "Guavas" and come prepared to discuss. You may also listen to the audio version as you read along and annotate in the book. The audio version breaks the chapter into 2 parts. Both parts are linked below.

    Guavas Part 1

    Guavas Part 2

     

    Tueday, December 3, 2019

    Today in class, we discussed "Papayas" and had a great discussion about the greedy uncles. 

    Tonight's homework is to read and annotate "Figs" (pages 39-57), and answer the following question in your language arts notebook or on a piece of loose leaf paper:

    How has Esperanza's life changed by the end of Figs? (Cite evidence in your answer, and refer back to the prior chapters as well.)

    You may also listen to the audio version as you read along and annotate in the book. The audio version breaks the chapter into 2 parts. Both parts are linked below.

    Figs Part 1

    Figs Part 2

     

    Monday, December 2, 2019

    Today in class, we read the first 2 chapters of Esperanza Rising (1924 & Grapes).

    Tonight’s homework is to read “Papayas” (pages 23-38) and annotate the text. You may also listen to the audio version as you read along and annotate in the book. The audio version breaks the chapter into 2 parts. Both parts are linked below.

    Las Papayas Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzS3h4EGFDU

    Las Papayas Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BThBcfJuGSE

     

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