8 November: How To Date A Brown Girl (black girl, white girl, or halfie)

Objective:

I can analyze how the writer's use of stylistic elements contributes to a work of literature's effects and meaning and how complex characters (e.g., those with multiple or conflicting motivations) develop over the course of a text, interact with other characters, and advance the plot or develop the theme (RL 3 & L 3).


Entry Task:

As you come in, grab your binder and our next unit text off the front table. Then discuss the following question with a classmate and be prepared to share:


  • If you were to write an instruction manual on doing something, what would you write about and why?


What’s Going On:

We will start today by going over sentence types. As we work through the chart on the first page of your packet, consider what type of sentence you would include in an instruction manual.


We will then read and annotate our next unit text: How To Date A Brown Girl (black girl, white girl, or halfie). Carefully follow along and annotate all over your copy of the story while keeping in mind our unit themes:


  • Invisibility: Because of our societal norms and values, we unfairly and systematically prevent those outside of the norm from being truly seen and valued, and this forces many groups of people to become invisible members of our society.

  • Acceptance: When we accept ourselves and others for our individual understanding of the world and for our differences, we will gain increased open-mindedness, and we will better understand everyone’s humanity.


Exit Task:

After reading and discussing together, you will write to make connections to our unit themes. Keep your writing clipped into your binder to finalize as needed later this week before you submit it for feedback.