4/30-5/4; 5/7 English 1 Agendas

Monday 4/30

Read “Caged Bird” and draw one frame per stanza illustrating that frame.


Read:  “Hairs” – Two Minutes

Answer: (6 minutes)

  • Describe each of the characters by his or her hair.
  • How does the narrator feel about her mother? Find evidence to support your stance.


Read: “Boys and Girls” – Two Minutes

Answer: (8 minutes)

  • According to the narrator, can boys be friends with girls? What experience has the narrator had to back up this position?
  • How does the narrator feel about her sister?
  • What does the narrator wish for, and why does she want one?

Read: “My Name” – Four Minutes

Answer: (8 minutes)

  • What is the narrators name and what does it mean?
  • Who is she named after? What is that woman like?
  • What is a woman’s role in Mexican society, according to the narrator?

Read: “Cathy Queen of Cats” – Four Minutes

Answer: (8 minutes)

  • Who is Cathy, and why is she the Queen of Cats?
  • Why does Cathy’s family have to move soon?
  • How do you think Esperanza feels about their reason for moving?

Choose one vignette and analyze it using the vignette chart we learned in class.

Period 1 Wednesday

  • Write in notebooks:

Sneeze 5/2/18 – ten minutes

Write what you know about your name.  What does it mean?  How was it chosen? How do you feel about it?  What similes and metaphors would you use to describe your feelings about it?

  • Have them look up using their phone or dictionaries, these four words, and then discuss the meaning of each word with them. – 8 minutes

Lopsided; Scrambling; Pleated; Dangle

You may read in groups, but for these particular questions, I need INDIVIDUAL answers for each student in NOTEBOOKS.

  • Read: “Our Good Day” – 15 minutes

1. Describe a good day with your friends.\

2. Why do you think simple toys, like bicycles and kites, are still popular in an age of cell phones and video games?

  • Read: “Laughter” – 15 minutes


1. Which family member are you most like physically?  How?  Which family member are you most like in personality?  How?

2.  Do you feel like you often make friends with people who feel like you do? Why or why not?  Give a few examples to support your answer.


  • Write in notebooks:
    Sneeze 5/3/18 Ten Minutes: Has someone else ever shown prejudice against you due to age, race, ethnicity, religious background, or something else? What did the person do or say?  How did you react?
  • Language focus Sequence and Sentence Structure Worksheets – 3 Pages, self explanatory

Students may work in pairs or alone.  ONE set of worksheets per pair, not two.  Staple and turn in at the end of class.

Period 1 FRIDAY

Sneeze 5/4 – 7 minutes

Write about a time that you risked your safety for a competition or to have more fun.  Would you do it again?  Half of a page.

Read in groups through page 26 in HOMS and one answer sheet per group.

Choose ONE of the vignettes that you relate the most to.  I would now like you to write one paragraph describing what you believe happened before the vignette started, and one concluding paragraph wrapping up and ending the story where it left off.

Period 1 Monday 5/7

Review assignments from last week.  Allow to re-do/complete.

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