Putting the Pieces Together: Exploring Heritage through Multiple Genres

Week One: Discussing Heritage & Form = Audience + Purpose
Friday (Day 1) Objectives • Students will be able to familiarize themselves with the text that they will be reading for this unit- Maxine Hong Kingston’s Woman Warrior • Students will discuss the definition of heritage • Students will be able to work collaboratively Themes • Heritage Definition; Text Pre-Reading Assessment/Homework: Group work “heritage maps”; Bookmark Prompt (Things to consider while reading assigned text) Materials: Big paper/Posters for heritage maps; markers; Woman Warrior; handout of unit “roadmap” Monday (Day 2) Objectives Students will be able to: Discuss heritage definition by sharing heritage maps Recognize WW as a multigenre text & share first impressions Tuesday (Day 3) Students will be able to: Recognize how information is presented according to audience Practice applying the formula to images on the handout (Key Lesson #1) Themes Elements of Heritage Multi-Genre Multi- Genre Code switching Interviewing Plot work Dialogue Assessment/HW Bookmark Prompt Materials Woman Warrior Student Heritage Maps Handout Bookmark Prompt Video Clips Woman Warrior Handout w/images Bookmark Prompt: Double Entry Journal Woman Warrior Activity Handout Bookmark Prompt Videos of interviews Written interviews Radio interviews In-Class Journal Entry Bookmark Prompt For Mon: Heritage Idea for project due Woman Warrior Form = Audience + Purpose Form = Audience + Purpose Form = Audience + Purpose Relationships Heritage Wednesday (Day 4) Students will be able to: Discuss how information is presented according to audience & apply it to text Apply the formula to human behavior (i.e. code switching) Thursday (Day 5) Students will be able to: Apply F=A+P to the interview process Analyze example interviews Apply the formula to key dialogue in text Friday (Day 6) Students will be able to: Identify key elements & character relations in text Discuss multi-genre in text Clarify plot details

Putting the Pieces Together: Exploring Heritage through Multiple Genres

Week Two: Building a Quality Inquiry

Monday (Day 7) Objectives Students will be able to: Map out what they know and what they want to learn about the person/heritage Experiment with brainstorming strategies Share ideas with peers

Tuesday (Day 8) Students will be able to: Practice questioning facevalue Recognize authentic questions and formulate their own Give/Gain peer feedback and revise their questions Heritage Quality Inquiry Idea, Feedback, Revision

Wednesday (Day 9) Students will be able to: Explore different ways of collecting data Revisit F= A+P Experiment research possibilities with one of their developed questions Multi-Genre/Mode Multi-Media Research Process

Thursday (Day 10) Students will be able to: Revisit previous interview discussion Practice developing interview questions (based on the text) Conduct “mock” interviews with peers and present data Quality Inquiry Multi-Modes for minipresentations Interview Process

Friday (Day 11) Students will be able to: Reflect on the novel as a model for Heritage Project Revisit heritage discussions Develop interview questions for project Multi-Genre Heritage Interview Process

Themes

Heritage Brainstorming: What do we know? What don’t we know? Research Process

Research Process (Key Lesson #2) Assessment/HW Due: Heritage Idea/Subject Bookmark Prompt: What questions do you think Kingston had before writing this memoir? Materials Woman Warrior Model brainstorming ideas In-Class Journal Entry For Thurs: Develop 4-5 key questions that your heritage portfolio aims to answer “Migrant Mother” photo

Form = Audience + Purpose Focus Sheet for lab work Bookmark Prompt: Double Entry Journal Media Center Focus Sheet

Interpersonal Communication In-Class Journal Entry Due: Developed 4-5 key questions for Heritage Portfolio For Mon: Prepare a rough list of possible modes you are interested in using in the heritage portfolio Student Heritage Maps

Notes from previous discussion

Putting the Pieces Together: Exploring Heritage through Multiple Genres

Week Three: The Investigation Begins
Monday (Day 12) Objectives Students will be able to: Organize the strengths of each possible mode in artifact table Discuss multi-genre as a metaphor for heritage/identity Revise their interview questions with peers Tuesday (Day 13) Students will be able to: Question where information comes from Practice transforming data into a new genre for presentation Cite it effectively in their work Work collaboratively with peers and teach the class Wednesday (Day 14) Students will be able to: Revise interview questions Collaborate as a class to develop the project rubric Thursday (Day 15) Students will be able to: See how letters can be used to present information Practice writing a letter to present information from one individual’s perspective Work on their heritage portfolio in media center Friday (Day 16) Students will be able to: See how digital spaces are used to present information Practice using digital spaces

Work on their heritage portfolio in media center

Themes

Graphic Organization Interviewing Heritage

Inquiry: Source validity Mode transformation Citing sources in document Key Lesson Group Presentations For Thurs: Complete a polished outline of possible artifacts to use in portfolio, include some detail Information Excerpts

Revision, Peer Review Interviewing Rubric Developing

Letter writing Perspective Research

Digital spaces; Digital literacy Research

Assessment/HW

Due: List of possible modes for project Artifact Table Handout due at the end of the hour For Wed: Polished Interview Q’s Artifact Table

Due: Interview Q’s

Continue work on portfolio

Continue work on portfolio

Materials

Poetry Excerpt

Internet

Putting the Pieces Together: Exploring Heritage through Multiple Genres

Week Four: Putting the Pieces Together

Monday (Day 17) Objectives Students will be able to: See how non-fiction can be used to present information Practice using nonfiction to tell a story or some other aspect of heritage Continue production of portfolios Themes Non-Fiction: Short activity on non-fiction use, purposes, etc. Research Assessment/HW Practice Piece of NonFiction Continue working on portfolio

Tuesday (Day 18) Students will be able to: See how poetry can be used to present information Practice using poetry to present information

Wednesday (Day 19) Students will be able to: Present their finished portfolios to the class through the mode of their chosing

Thursday (Day 20) Students will be able to: Present their finished portfolios to the class through the mode of their chosing

Friday (Day 21) Students will be able to: Reflect on the inquiry process as a whole Evaluate this unit and offer suggestions to the teacher

Continue production of portfolios Poetry Public Speaking Research Practice Piece of Poetry Continue work on portfolio Continue work on portfolio Peer Evaluation Sheets Enjoy the weekend!!  Finished Portfolio Peer Evaluation Sheets Public Speaking Assignment Evaluation followed by discussion – how did it go? Did you enjoy it? Journal Entry: Reflection

Materials

Non-Fiction Excerpt Media Center

Poetry excerpt Media Center

Finished Portfolio

Putting the Pieces Together: Exploring Heritage through Multiple Genres