10th Grade - English II
10TH GRADE - ENGLISH II ASSIGNMENT
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Novel: The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
***Due to Covid19 you are not expected to purchase your novel in stores. Instead you will be provided with an electronic pdf and the audiobook of the novel. If you would like to purchase a hardcopy of the book through Amazon or Barnes & Noble, you are free to do so. However, please understand that this is not mandated.
Part 1 - Dialectical Journal: The term “dialectic” means “the art or practice of arriving at the truth by using conversation involving question and answer.” Think of your dialectical journal as ‘’talking to the text’’, which will help you develop a better understanding of what you have read. As you read, choose quotes/passages that stand out to you and record them in the left-hand column of a T-chart (ALWAYS include page numbers).
Part 2: Schema Building
Identify ONE of the major issues discussed in the novel (EX: immigration, sacrifice, sexism and power, tradition, assimilation, and identity etc.) and complete the following schema builders:
1. Watch a documentary, TED Talk, or listen to a podcast on the issue.
2. Read a news article or op-ed piece from a reputable newspaper or issue based magazine such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, etc.