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Language. How does the language we use reveal who we are?. List it!. Make a list of words that we, as Michiganders, say differently or completely slaughter. Also consider words that your family uses that may be unique compared to others. AGENDA. “Malk” The Michigan Accent Choice Reading

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Language

Language

How does the language we use reveal who we are?


List it
List it!

  • Make a list of words that we, as Michiganders, say differently or completely slaughter.

  • Also consider words that your family uses that may be unique compared to others.


Agenda
AGENDA

  • “Malk”

  • The Michigan Accent

  • Choice Reading

  • Homework: Read Amy Tan’s “Mother Tongue”

    • Pg. 542 (question #7, pg. 46 of Comp)

    • New Book: Pg. 700 (question #4, pg. 46 of Comp book)


Videos
Videos

  • “Malk” Julian Smith

  • “Dialect Maps” Huffington Post


The michigan accent
The Michigan Accent

  • “The Michigan Accent and Michiganders Slang Words” HubPages Blog

  • Separate Slideshow on website


Homework
Homework

  • Read Amy Tan’s “Mother Tongue”

    • Pg. 542 (question #7, pg. 46 of Comp)

    • New Book: Pg. 700 (question #4, pg. 46 of Comp book)


Agenda1
AGENDA

  • Discussion of homework

  • Amy Tan video

  • Choice Reading

  • Homework:

    • Pg. 562: “Bilingualism in American: English should be the Official Language” by S.I. Hayakawa

    • Question #2- Outline argument on page 47 of Composition Book


Amy tan
Amy Tan

What is Amy Tan’s attitude toward her mother?


Homework1
Homework

  • Pg. 562: “Bilingualism in American: English should be the Official Language” by S.I. Hayakawa

  • Question #2- (pg. 47 of Comp. Book)

    • Outline Hayakawa’s argument for making English the country's official language. What are his unstated assumptions?

  • New Book: see me or link on website


Agenda2
AGENDA

  • “The Californians”

  • Outline

  • iPads:

    • Harvard Dialect Map survey

    • Search articles on languages

    • Homework: “Mother Tongue” Multiple Choice questions with explanations


Si hayakawa
SI Hayakawa

  • Outline the development pattern that SI Hayakawa uses in this piece “Bilingualism in America”


Agenda3
AGENDA

  • Amy Tan: MC Questions

  • Choice Reading and Conferring


Language1

LANGUAGE

Choice-Reading

DO YOU SPEAK

AMERICAN? (2005)

with Robert MacNeil


Note making
NOTE MAKING

  • Pronunciation in New England and NYC

  • Prescriptivism vs. Descriptivism

  • What is standard English?

  • Dialects

  • Written English

  • Language change

  • African-American

  • Hip-Hop


Thoughts on language
Thoughts on Language

  • Didja/ couldja

  • Canya

  • “d” replaces “t” (water, Pontiac)

  • Vernors, Faygo

  • Kleenex, Pop

  • “yer”

  • “Look it”


Map of the united states
MAP OF THE UNITED STATES

  • On your map, circle the states or areas of the country where the language/dialect might cause you to have preconceived notions about

    • Education level

    • Nature of values (conservative/liberal)

    • Vacations/destination hot spots

    • Racial or ethnic populations

  • Make a color-coded key that includes the above


Do you speak american
“Do You Speak American?”

AGENDA

“Do You Speak American”


Note making1
NOTE MAKING

  • Pronunciation in New England and NYC

  • Prescriptivism vs Descriptivism

  • What is standard English?

  • Dialects

  • Written English

  • Language change

  • African-American

  • Hip-Hop


  • Descriptive grammarians ask the question, "What is English (or another language) like? What are its forms and how do they function in various situations?" By contrast, prescriptive grammarians ask, "What should English be like? What forms should people use and what functions should they serve?" Prescriptivists follow the tradition of the classical grammars of Sanskrit, Greek and Latin, which aimed to preserve earlier forms of those languages so that readers in subsequent generations could understand sacred texts and historical documents. Modern descriptivists aim to describe rather than prescribe linguistic forms and their uses. Dictionary makers also strive for descriptive accuracy in reporting which words are in use and which senses they carry.



The good ol usa
THE GOOD OL’ USA America”

SLANG

ACCENT

CULTURALLY-DERIVED

VOCABULARY

SOUND


Agenda4
AGENDA America”

  • Finish Do You Speak American

  • Class discussion

  • SSR


Quick write
Quick Write America”

  • To you, what does it mean to “speak American”?

  • What important aspects need to be considered when forming an opinion on what is acceptable language (written and spoken) in our country?


Discussion warm up
DISCUSSION WARM-UP America”

  • What is the

    difference

    between teen

    slang and poor

    grammar in

    terms of how

    people perceive

    you as a person?


Slang
SLANG America”

  • Make list of slang words and their definitions


Share your findings
SHARE YOUR FINDINGS America”

  • Partner-teams switch with another team

  • Share the results of the map and your article


Discussion warm up1
DISCUSSION WARM-UP America”

  • What is the

    difference

    between teen

    slang and poor

    grammar in

    terms of how

    people perceive

    you as a person?


Agenda5

AGENDA America”

Video: Amy Walker “21 Accents”

“Aria: Memoirs of a Bilingual Childhood” student-led discussions

Choice Reading


Quick write1
Quick Write America”

  • To you, what does it mean to “speak American”?

  • What important aspects need to be considered when forming an opinion on what is acceptable language (written and spoken) in our country?


Homework2
HOMEWORK America”

  • Read and take notes on

    “Aria: Memoir of a Bilingual Child” from Hunger of Memory

    (Rodriguez p. 509/303)


Assignment
Assignment: America”

  • Write a Purpose statement for each of the four sections

  • Review the questions at the end of the chapter and design a concept map 8 ideas for one of the discussion-question ideas

  • (page 50/51 of Comp. Book)


Discussion idea
DISCUSSION IDEA America”

Proposed by Hispanic-American

Social activists in the 60s

supported by

Congress

an effort to

level the

playing field

BILINGUAL EDUCATION

family language used at school

soothing

sounds

of home

family language

Is intimate

Rodriguez feels this cannot happen


Agenda6
AGENDA America”

  • Fitzgerald vs. Armstrong

  • Group Work

  • Response Questions

  • Choice-Reading


Small group discussions from rodriguez article
SMALL-GROUP DISCUSSIONS America”FROM RODRIGUEZ ARTICLE

  • In groups of 4, each member should lead a 5-minute discussion on his/her concept map

    • Be sure to reference the text

  • Each member of the group should participate in each discussion

20 MINUTES


Bringing it all together
BRINGING IT ALL TOGETHER… America”

  • Extend your own discussion map by adding 3 alternative viewpoints you assimilated from the discussion


Discussion idea1
DISCUSSION IDEA America”

Counterargument

of immersing in

English to better

learn the language

Proposed by Hispanic-American

Social activists in the 60s

Parents complying

for the sake of the

children

supported by

Congress

an effort to

level the

playing field

BILINGUAL EDUCATION

How language can be a

family aria

family language used at school

soothing

sounds

of home

family language

Is intimate

Rodriguez feels this cannot happen


Focus question
FOCUS QUESTION America”

  • In light of Rodriguez’ article, explain why “family” language should be music to our ears

  • Include at least one quote from his article to support your ideas

  • Make a connection to the video Do You Speak American? (This could be a comparison or an actual quote in one of your sentences.) eloquiently

15 minutes


Agenda7
AGENDA America”

  • Frozen clip

  • Close Reading Imitative Writing- Rodriguez

  • RAD writing

  • Choice Reading


Close reading
Close Reading America”

  • P. 525 second to last paragraph

  • What do you notice?

  • Model paragraph


Replace add delete
Replace, Add, Delete America”

  • Basically,

    MAKE IT BETTER… MAKE IT… RAD!


Homework3
Homework America”

  • Underline your CLAIM

  • Star any rhetorical schemes that you purposely added

  • Circle any “elevated diction”

  • Bracket your quote(s) and squiggle a line under your “bread” that goes WITH your quote (in the same sentence)


Agenda8
Agenda America”

  • Visual Analysis

  • Review RAD writing

  • “Conversation” focus reading

    • P. 579/757

  • Choice Reading


Conversation
Conversation America”

  • P. 579/757

  • Read ONE of the articles from that section

  • Pg. 52(ish) of Composition Book

  • Write a purpose statement for that entire piece (including fundamentals)

  • Pick ONE of the associated questions to answer


Agenda9
AGENDA America”

  • Jigsaw homework in groups

  • “Currently” Journal

  • iPad work: Current Events


MISC. America”

  • The following slides and lessons were not used in 2014 due to cutbacks in subunits.

  • Keep slides for potential use in the future


Jig saw analysis
JIG-SAW ANALYSIS America”

  • In small groups, analyze

    the assigned section of

    George Orwell’s “Politics

    and the English Language”

  • Prepare an activity to

    teach us the “guts” of

    his message


Homework4
HOMEWORK America”

  • Read George Orwell’s “Politics and the English Language”

  • Take it SLOW!

  • Make notes in one of the following ways:

    • Concept map (10 concepts)

    • Bulleted lists of word categories

    • An outline


Agenda10

AGENDA America”

Daily Infograph

George Orwell clip/ rewrite

Ellen DeGeneres on Proper English

Newspaper research

Bad-Writing Read-Around


A little about george orwell
A LITTLE ABOUT GEORGE ORWELL America”

VIDEO

CLIP


Newspaper research
NEWSPAPER RESEARCH America”

  • Scour the newspaper, searching for evidence of good/better/best writing

  • Find what you consider to be an interesting piece

  • Rewrite the article, deliberately using difficult “empty” words



Focus question 16
FOCUS QUESTION #16 America”

  • Explain how Orwell is guilty of the faults that characterize the writing he is describing

  • Support your claim with at least two quotes from the text


Language looting if time
LANGUAGE LOOTING (if time) America”

  • Compare Toni Morrison’s and Orwell’s ideas about language

  • Explain how Morrison moves from language as a “victim” to language as a “looter.” Is this a shift in blame – or not?


Agenda11
AGENDA America”

  • Ellen DeGeneres clip

  • Daily Infograph

  • Read Tan, Thiong’o, Cao, Lee

    • Quadrant note-taking

  • SSR


Ellen degeneres on proper english
ELLEN DEGENERES America” ON PROPER ENGLISH


In class reading
IN-CLASS READING America”

  • Read the following articles:

  • “Mother Tongue” (542-546)

  • Excerpt from Decolonizing the Mind (547-555)

  • Monkey Bridge (568-569)

  • Native Speaker (569-570)


Note making quadrants
NOTE MAKING: QUADRANTS America”

Amy Tan

Ngugi Wa Thiong’o

Chang-Rae-Lee

Lan Cao

INCLUDE INFORMATION SIMILAR TO WHAT YOU WOULD

WRITE IN A PRECIS SUMMARY, ESPECIALLY INFORMATION

ABOUT HOW THE ARTICLE IS STRUCTURED – GOOD PRACTICE

FOR UPCOMING AP EXAM!


Making connections
MAKING CONNECTIONS America”

  • What common thread runs through all of the articles?

  • How does each author deal with this issue?

Cao

Lee

Thiong’o

Tan


Agenda12

AGENDA America”

That’s So Punny!

Daily Infograph

Amy Tan on writing

Professor John McWhorter on language

Family language and culture


Amy tan1
AMY TAN America”

On Writing


Language and culture
LANGUAGE AND CULTURE America”

“Only with Aunt Mary and Uncle Michael could I give

myself an inheritance my parents never gave me:

the gift of language” (Cao 568).

Lan Cao


Professor john mcwhorter
Professor John McWhorter America”

Ph.D. in

Linguistics,

Stanford University

Academic Specialty:

language change

and

Language contact


The story of human language
THE STORY OF HUMAN LANGUAGE America”

I Language more than words

II Communication among lower animals: bees, apes (Washoe),

displacement, productivity

III Spontaneous communication:

imitation, parrots

IV When human language began


The gift of language
THE GIFT OF LANGUAGE America”

  • Describe the gift of language given to you by your family

journal


Agenda13
AGENDA America”

  • Daily Infograph

  • Conversation (579-589)

  • Jigsaw activity


Conversation 579 589
Conversation (579-589) America”

1. “How Much Wallop Can One Simple Word Pack?” (Nunberg)

  • History and use of word “terror”

    2. “The War of Words…” (Okrent)

  • “terrorist and terrorism” reporting in Middle East

    4. “Pride to One is Prejudice to Another” (Milloy)

  • Sports teams names derived from Native Amer.

    5. “Help Us Overthrow the Tall/Short Mafia” (Magliozzi)

  • The language of Starbucks


Conversation 579 5891
Conversation (579-589) America”

Assignment:

  • Pick a section to read

  • Highlight key points in notes

    Author, Development, Purpose, Audience

    Consider:

  • How does “language” play a role?

  • So what?


Agenda14
AGENDA America”

  • Focus Question

  • SSR


Making connections1
MAKING CONNECTIONS America”

FOCUS QUESTION #9


Agenda15
AGENDA America”

  • Visual Analysis and Deconstruction

  • Tone Review

  • SSR

  • Homework:

    • Bring in a “visual” to share

    • Write a GRAPESSS analysis on back

    • NEEDS TO BE PRINTED BEFORE CLASS


Visual analysis aspects

Zoom America”

Particle

Close up

Wave

Mid way

Field

Distance

Location

Focal Point

Coloring

Purpose

Juxtaposition

Visual Analysis Aspects


Draw your own
Draw your own! America”

  • Pick a visual that you understand well

  • Draw a particle, wave, field representation of it


Tone review
Tone Review America”

  • Handouts

  • While analyzing:

    • Establish tone of piece

    • Why is it such?


Agenda16
AGENDA America”

  • “The Californians”

  • Share visual pieces in groups

  • Present one to class

  • SSR

    Have a safe and enjoyable

    Spring Break!



Agenda17

AGENDA America”

“Bilingualism in America”

Spanglish clip

Exit slip


Silent reading
SILENT READING America”

  • Read “Bilingualism in America: English Should Be The Official Language” (562-567)

  • Take notes on the way S.I. Hayakawa structures his argument

Pros

Cons

1.

2.

3.

1.

2.

3.

Solution:


Homework5
HOMEWORK America”

  • Read “Always Living in Spanish” by Marjorie Agosin (556-558)

  • Prepare 1 question for guest speaker on bilingual families, using ideas from the readings (to turn in)


Bilingualism in america
“Bilingualism in America” America”

Samuel Ichiye

Hayakawa

U.S. Senator

from California


Pair share
PAIR/SHARE America”

  • How does S.I. Hayakawa structure his argument that English should be our official language?

  • What are his minor and major premises?

  • How does he counter the opposition?


Focus question 18
FOCUS QUESTION #18 America”

  • How would Marjorie Agosin address Hayakawa’s proposal?

  • Write a letter that

    either refutes or

    concedes his points

  • Be sure to include

    ideas from her article

    “Always Living in

    Spanish”


What do you notice
What do you notice? America”

Education

Work

Gender

Pop culture

Language


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