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Women's Literature (Period 3)

Instructor
Ms. Samantha Padilla '04
Term
2019-2020 School Year
Department
English
Description
This is a writing-based course emphasizing reading and critical analysis of literature written by and about women. Students will be introduced to works by female authors from historical, social, and literary perspectives. There will be an emphasis on how gender roles develop and change and how women's views of themselves are reflected in their writing. Texts will include a variety of forms, and students will be able to identify literary and rhetorical strategies within the texts. Additionally, students will grow in historical, philosophical, religious, and cultural information to help increase understanding and appreciation of various forms and of various female cultural experiences. A research project/paper of 8-10 pages is required for completion of this course.

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Magical Realism Narrative due

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Like Water for Chocolate
Chapter 11-12 Quiz

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Chapter 10 (October) Discussion
Quiz

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Like Water for Chocolate
Chapter 9(September)
Google Quiz (8-9)
 
Work on Narrative Final

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Like Water for Chocolate
Chapter 8(August)
Google Quiz
 
Work on Narrative draft due by midnight

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Like Water for Chocolate
Chapter 7(July)
Google Quiz
 
Work on Narrative draft

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Like Water for Chocolate
Chapter 6(June) 
Google Quiz
Narrative Outline due
 
Work on Narrative Draft

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Women's History Month Pendant
see attached rubric

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Like Water for Chocolate
Chapter 3 - March
Study guide
In-class quiz

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Like Water for Chocolate 
Chapter 2 - February
Study Guide
In-class quiz

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Like Water for Chocolate 
Complete Chapter 1 - January 
Study Guide
In-class quiz

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Poetry Unit Test

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Mothers - Essay

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Brooks We Real Cool - read and annotate
Comprehension questions

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Dickinson Poem - read and annotate
Create 3 questions centered around poem

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"Resume" by Dorothy Parker

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Write a 250 word response addressing the question: What do these poems tell us about what women write about? Specific lines should be cited.

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Poetic Literary Terms Quiz

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Woman Warrior -"Shaman" reading due
Comprehension Quiz

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Woman Warrior - Chapter 3 
Closed Reading

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Senior Research Project - Deadline #1
Annotated Bibliography
Outline
First 4 pages

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Woman Warrior - "White Tiger" reading to be completed
In class comprehension quiz

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Annotated Bibliography for Senior Research

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Woman Warrior - No Name Woman 
Closed reading assignment due
Quiz on Comprehension 

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Historical Background Project - begin in class; present on Friday

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Persepolis End of Unit Project

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Woman Warrior  Book Check

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Research Paper Outline

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The Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong Kingston should be in class

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Persepolis read Socks - The End
Comprehension Quiz

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Signed Progress Report for all students

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Persepolis - Reading Skiing - Convocation due
Comprehension Quiz

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Persepolis Chapters 27-30 Reading
Comprehension Quiz
 

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Persepolis Chapters 23-26 Reading
Quiz on comprehension 

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Persepolis Chapters 19-22 Due
Comprehension Quiz

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Annotated Bibliography Assignment

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Persepolis Chapters 16-18 Quiz

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Persepolis Quiz (Ch. 10-13)

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Persepolis pp. 94-125
- Find 1 quote representing each of the 6 themes we have been discussing in class  - theme chart is attached
 

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Persepolis Chapters 5 - 9 Quiz