Ximena Prudencio

Hello again!

I hope everyone is well and is staying healthy and happy. By now you all seniors have iPhones. Pretty amazing! (The LW Facebook page has some tutorials if you need help learning how to use your phone.)

****We have only 14 school days (M-F) left until May 8th. That is 18 total days, including today! Mrs. Ricketts has said we plan to keep May 8th as the last day for seniors to turn work in. This is not to make you panic - but it is intended to give you a nudge to get on with the work. There's been work up for you on the LW website for 4 weeks now. If you have not yet turned in work to Google Classroom, it's time to start sending it in please.

To get help with work:
11-noon, M-F, Google Hangout Meet with the class. Each morning, you will get an email to join the session at 11 am. You do not have to join each day. It's a good time to ask questions, catch ideas from other students and just visit. Please be on time for the meet and read instructions in the Start Here section of the GC.

Tutoring: 1-3 pm in Google Hangout Meet, small groups or private tutoring. Just email a request and we can log on.

 

Do not stress! There is still time to get your work completed. If you have not started, give yourself time each day for classwork. Set a timer, work for 20-25 min, take a break for 10 min and repeat. If you are behind, you many need to double down on some work for a few days, or use your weekends to help you get caught up.

 

Below you will find a pacing guide and some examples and descriptions of the assignments.... Remember, the packets stay with you. 

 


*Senior Parents/Guardians* Last day for getting senior pictures added to the yearbook is May 1. Please email the photo to: hhinkle@littlewound.us  

We will update soon with information about ordering yearbooks.


If you need to reach me, please contact me at:

ximenaprudencio@littewound.us

847-828-4438 or 455-2178


Thank you and keep taking good care of each other,

Ximena

Assignment Pacing - Suggestions


Date

Assignment & Suggestion

Approximate Time

M-6

Free Write-1, 10 m Encyclopedia of Rez Life

Respond to:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=koEawIKdqtI for 1st free wrtie.

Writing prompts are here if you need: https://static01.nyt.com/images/blogs/learning/pdf/2016/650promptsnarrativewritingLearningNetwork.pdf 


15-20 m

T-7

Free Write-2 + 10 m Encyclopedia of Rez Life

15-20 m

W-8

Free Write-3 + 10 m Encyclopedia of Rez Life

15-20 m

R-9

Free Write-4 + 10 m Encyclopedia of Rez Life

15-20 m

F-10

Re Write one Free Write-1 + 10 m Encyclopedia of Rez Life

25-30 m



M-13

Free Write-5,  read 4 square discussion assignment, look over page

23 m

Take break, think about responses and Encyclopedia of a Rez Life entries (ERL)

Do 4 square discussion + 5 min ERL

15-20 m


T-14

Free Write-6, read Ethos, Pathos, Logos and Pre-Write assignment, look over page

26 m

Take break, think about responses and Encyclopedia of a Rez Life entries

Do Pre-Write - Alcohol on PR + 5 min ERL

15-20 m


W-15

Free Write-7, read Pre-Write assignment, look over page

23 m

Take break, think about responses and Encyclopedia of a Rez Life entries

Do Pre-Write - Medicinal Marijuana on PR + 5 min ERL

15-20 m


R-16

Free Write-8, read Pre-Write assignment, look over page

23 m

Take break, think about responses and Encyclopedia of a Rez Life entries

Do Pre-Write - Recreational Marijuana on PR + 5 min ERL

20-30 m

F-17

Re Write #2 - copy and paste one of your Free Writes

clean it up and organize direction for a more polished piece of writing 

25-30 m

S-18

Rest Day if you’re caught up, or Make-up Work


S-19

Rest Day if you’re caught up, or Make-up Work




M-

20

Free Write-9, read Addressing the Oyate assignment, look over page

23 m

Take break, think about responses and Encyclopedia of a Rez Life entries

Write 1-2 page essay addressing the Oyate - Alcohol + 5 min ERL

 (use your notes from pre-write)

20-30 m



T-21

Free Write-10, read Addressing the Oyate assignment

23 m

Take break, think about responses and Encyclopedia of a Rez Life entries

Write 1-2 page essay addressing the Oyate - Medicinal Marijuana + 5 min ERL

(use your notes from pre-write) 

20-30 m


W-

22

Free Write-11, read Addressing the Oyate assignment

23 m

Take break, think about responses and Encyclopedia of a Rez Life entries

Write 1-2 page essay addressing the Oyate - Recreational Marijuana + 5 min ERL

(use your notes from pre-write)

20-30 m


R-23

Free Write-12

15-20 m

Proofread, edit essays + 10 min ERL

15-20m


F-24

Re Write one Free Write #3

25-30m

Proofread, edit essays + 10 min ERL

15-20m

S-25

Rest Day if you’re caught up, or Make-up Work


S-26

Rest Day if you’re caught up, or Make-up Work




M-

27

Free Write-13

15-20m

Take break

Listen and follow along, Long Way Down

55 m



T-28

Free Write-14

15-20 m

Take break

Listen and follow along, Long Way Down + 5 min ERL

55 m



W-

29

Free Write-15

15-20 m

Take break

Answer LWD character questions + 5 min ERL

20-30 m



R-30

Free Write-16, pre-read Jason Reynolds - Kennedy Center Questions

15-20m

Take Break


Watch “Jason Reynolds-Kennedy Center” video - answer questions + 5 min ERL

https://www.kennedy-center.org/video/education/theater/jason-reynolds-author-of-long-way-down/  

20m


F-1

Re Write one Free Write #4

25-30 m

Finish answering “Jason Reynold- Kennedy Center” video questions + 5 min ERL

20 m

S-2

Rest Day if you’re caught up, or Make-up Work


S-3

Rest Day if you’re caught up, or Make-up Work


M-4

Free Write-17, finish Encyclopedia of Rez Life, and any previous assignment

15-20 m

T-5

Free Write-18 + finish Encyclopedia of Rez Life, and any previous assignment

15-20 m

W-6

Free Write-19 + finish Encyclopedia of Rez Life, and any previous assignment

15-20 m

R-7

Free Write-20 + finish Encyclopedia of Rez Life, and any previous assignment

15-20 m

F-8

Re Write one Free Write-5

25-30 m

Assignments ResourcesEmail a Question 
 English/Language Arts IV
 
Daily Journal (15-20 min per day)
You get better at writing, by writing.

It's free writing, so it is not meant to be perfect. Just write, as if you were explaining your ideas to a friend. A friend who wants to hear everything you have to say.

Set a timer and write straight for 15 min, the next week, 16, then 17 and go building from there. (If you are slow, or spacey, maybe start with 20. If you drifted off, reset your timer. Stay focused.)

WRITE 2/3 - FULL PAGE, EVERY DAY. You can do that! Remember, these can be on anything, including thoughts and ideas about upcoming assignments.

After you do 4 of them, choose one to ReWrite. Edit and make it a polished piece. (So, M-Th free write, F do your rewrite.) The rewrite is a piece of writing that is more complete. It has been checked word for word. Ideas make sense and are in order, spelling errors and grammar are fixed.
 
1 set of 4 Free Writes, plus 1 Free Write to ReWrite per week. Continue for the following weeks.

If you can watch Dear Dreamer video (link is below). He is one of our upcoming authors. Your first journal entry can be responses/thoughts/feelings about what comes up in that video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=koEawIKdqtI 
 
Also, below is a link for 650 writing prompts to help you if you are feeling stuck. Remember, you can write through anything. YOU get to choose the topic, so write about things that are important to you. Tell about your day, something funny, things you observe, through all your senses.
 
 
Another thing to work on regularly is:
 
An Encyclopedia of a Rez Life
 
This is a creative writing assignment. We are building our OWN encyclopedia. Use your observational skills, your humor, creativity and insight. Think of it as part Diary, part Encyclopedia.
Requirements:
- 4 entries per letter. (except maybe the letters X and Z). 
- 2 positive entries per letter as a general guideline. I know life on the Rez can be really hard and a lot of difficult things happen, but good things happen too, so we want to write about that as well. We want to keep it balanced overall...the hard times and the good times.
- Choose your favorite entry for every letter and **** it. This will go in our collective Encyclopedia.
- Some entries will be longer than others naturally and you don't have to give all the details of Reservation life. Consider that someone who has never been here could enjoy learning about it and someone who lives here would identify with it and enjoy some good laughs or insights.
-If you write about anybody or use anybody's name, it has to be respectful. NO EXCEPTIONS. 
 
Here's what I'm working on for my entries to give you an example. I still have lots to fill in, and some of my entries will definitely be longer:

C

Ceyaka

Cho “Cho-snazz”, “Lila-cho”, “Ata-cho”, “Lila-cho-snazz”

Chokecherry 

Chokecherry Jam

D

Dogs

E

E, Eee, Eeeeee, Eez, Eeez-uh - Varying degrees of annoyance. The longer the “e” sound or the more emphasized the “z-uh”, the more annoyed someone is, and the funnier it gets.


Everyday - Everyday, it’s beautiful here. Sometimes it’s way too cold to appreciate it. Other days, we may be way too stressed to notice it…. But it’s beautiful, for sure, every day.


Eyapaha

F

Flooded - when you want to get your mail in Kyle, be prepared to maneuver through a flooded parking area.

Fry Bread - my (fill in the black) makes theeee best fry bread…. Add to story here.

G

Ge’, Gee, Geeeee, Geeee-zuh - (like Eee, Eeeee, Eez, Eeez-uh, but varying degrees of wonder.)
 
Opinion Writing section. Be sure to start with the 4 square discussion, then your pre-writes.
 
Long Way Down, by Jason Reynolds and do the worksheets attached, or preferably the ones in Google Classroom, which is different, so if you can, use that set up. If you can't, don't worry. (It can still be handwritten.)
 
Remember - this is weeks worth of work. It's meant to be completed, but definitely not all at once. 
 
(I may include information for Sacred Hoops later. For now though, concentrate your efforts here.)
 
 
 
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