1st Period Only
Peer edit humorous story you turned in on Friday.
Get new vocabulary: aromatic, palate, piquant, and robust.
Clip photos from food magazines and paste onto cover of your new food journal, or draw a picture of food or a food-related item. Also, place your name somewhere on the cover.
Sample small bites of food and write in your journals descriptive words and phrases that convey the experiences of taste, flavor, and texture.
Inhale aromas from a selection of culinary herbs, spices, and aromatics and write in your journals descriptive words and phrases that convey the experience of smell.
Read the excerpt from Julia Child's autobiography, “La Belle France”, and note on graphic organizer all sensory experiences conveyed by the author, including the environment and sounds. Graphic organizers will be graded.
Due Thursday & Friday, write a couple of descriptive paragraphs about one meal each day—breakfast, lunch, dinner, or snack. In all writing assignments, be sure to address all sensory experiences as well as the environment in which the food is consumed, and the company with which you share the meal, including conversation. Strive to be as descriptive and inclusive as possible.
For homework, read “Growing Up” from The Tenth Muse: My Life in Food by Judith Jones
Due before Friday, March 11: Bring a recipe (your own or a family favorite) to contribute toward an inter-class, professionally printed and bound cookbook. You will receive your own individual copy, with your name appearing beside the contributed recipe. Your recipe should include a 100-word description of the food and why it's special to you. Recipe sheet size may be no larger than 5½” x 8½” with ¾” margins all around. Finished cookbooks will be delivered on Monday, March 28.
Read and discuss “Cada Puerco Tiene Su Sábado” (Every Pig Has Its Saturday) by Martin Espada
4th & 6th Periods Only
No vocabulary test this week. Get new vocabulary: aromatic, palate, piquant, and robust.
Work on Satire Project described below. The research portion (step 2) is due on your blog on Tuesday, March 1 and the satire and reflection (steps 3 & 4) are due on your blog on Friday, March 4. Click here for instructions on how to cite websites in your bibliography.
We will begin reading Brave New World, a satire about technology and materialism.
Watch and discuss "Play," (seen below) a satire about video games.
Each day this week, log the minutes you spend using technology on this sheet.
Jot down your own satirical solution to some of the problems satirized in Brave New World such as overpopulation, drug abuse, and birth defects.
Refer to the Significant Names sheet as you read Brave New World.
Reading Schedule for Brave New World:
Due Wednesday, Mar 2: Chapter 1
Due Thursday, Mar 3: Chapters 2 & 3
Due Friday, Mar 4: Chapters 4
Due Monday, Mar 7: Chapter 5 & 6
Due Tuesday, Mar 8: Chapters 7 & 8
Due Wednesday, Mar 9: Chapters 9, 10, and 11
Due Thursday, Mar 10: Chapters 12 & 13
Due Friday, Mar 11: Chapters 14, 15, and 16
Due Monday, Mar 12: Book should be finished