Unit 1 of 10th Grade SpringBoard

Unit 1 of 10th Grade SpringBoard - UNIT 1 Cultural...

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Unit Overview Culture is often difficult to define, but it influences everything from who you are as an individual to how you relate to other people at home and around the world. In this unit, you will explore different cultures by reading texts in a variety of genres that reflect on the connection between one’s cultural heritage and his or her sense of identity. Using your own experiences and information in texts, you will write a reflection about cultural identity, as well as create an argument about the extent to which culture shapes an individual’s perceptions of the world. Visual Prompt : How does this image express a culture to you? UNIT 1 Cultural Conversations © 2014 College Board. All rights reserved. Unit 1 • Cultural Conversations 1
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Literary Terms voice syntax conflict theme thematic statement allusion symbol image figurative language ACADEMIC VOCABULARY synthesis perspective argument claim counterclaim concession refutation GOALS: • To analyze how culture affects identity and perceptions • To practice effective speaking and listening skills that build capacity for collaboration and communication • To analyze the concept of voice in reading and writing • To examine and apply the elements of argument • To analyze and apply syntactic structures in writing Contents Activities 1.1 Previewing the Unit .................................................................... 4 1.2 Exploring Culture and Communication ....................................... 5 1.3 Exploring Cultural Identity .......................................................... 8 Informational Text: “What Is Cultural Identity?” Personal Essay: “Ethnic Hash,” by Patricia Williams 1.4 Language and Writer’s Craft: Syntax ........................................ 14 1.5 “Two Kinds” of Cultural Identity ................................................ 17 Novel: “Two Kinds,” from The Joy Luck Club, by Amy Tan 1.6 Two Perspectives on Cultural Identity ....................................... 27 Biography: Frida, a Biography of Frida Kahlo, by Hayden Herrera Art: Self-Portrait on the Borderline Between Mexico and the United States, by Frida Kahlo Introducing the Strategy: OPTIC Poetry: “Legal Alien,” by Pat Mora 1.7 Connecting Cultural Identity to Theme .................................... 34 Memoir: “By Any Other Name,” by Santha Rama Rau 1.8 Consulting with a Mentor (Text) ................................................. 41 Interview/Essay: “Multiculturalism Explained in One Word: HAPA,” by Kristen Lee Embedded Assessment 1: Writing About Cultural Identity ................. 45 1.9 Previewing Embedded Assessment 2 and Preparing for a Writing Prompt .................................................................. 47 1.10 Colliding Worlds ....................................................................... 50 Essay: “Where Worlds Collide,” by Pico Iyer 1.11 Perspectives on Heritage: Poetry ............................................ 53 Poetry: “My Mother Pieced Quilts,” by Teresa Palomo Acosta 1.12 Perspectives on Heritage: Fiction ........................................... 58 Short Story: “Everyday Use,” by Alice Walker 1.13 Perspectives on Heritage: Nonfiction ....................................... 69 Personal Essay: “Two Ways to Belong in America,” by Bharati Mukherjee Cultural Conversations UNIT 1 © 2014 College Board. All rights reserved. 2 SpringBoard ® English Language Arts Grade 10
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Language and Writer’s Craft • Syntax (1.4) • Colon and Semicolon (1.10) • Phrases and Clauses (1.12) 1.14 Argumentation in “An Indian Father’s Plea” .............................. 74 Essay: “An Indian Father’s Plea,” by Robert Lake 1.15 Synthesis: Drafting Your Position ............................................ 81 1.16
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