RL.11-12.2

Determine two or more themes or central ideas of a text and analyze their development over the course of the text, including how they interact and build on one another to produce a complex account; provide an objective summary of the text.

 
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"Beowulf" Station Rotation: An Epic Activity

12th Grade ELA » Unit: We Need a Hero: The Anglo-Saxon Epic "Beowulf"
12th Grade ELA » Unit: We Need a Hero: The Anglo-Saxon Epic "Beowulf"
Glenda Funk
Pocatello, ID
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Stations work in secondary English classes and emphasize student choice.

 
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Carousel Discussion Act 5 "The Taming of the Shrew"

12th Grade ELA » Unit: "The Taming of the Shrew" by William Shakespeare: Unmasking a Troubling Text
12th Grade ELA » Unit: "The Taming of the Shrew" by William Shakespeare: Unmasking a Troubling Text
Glenda Funk
Pocatello, ID
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Carousel Discussion promotes dialogue about complicated issues in literature.

 
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12th Grade ELA » Unit: MACBETH
Dr. Elizabeth Watts Bromery
Pembroke Pines, FL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

What is the evolution of Macbeth's downfall?

 
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Ravin' About "The Raven": Inside Gothic Lit with Oates & Poe

11th Grade ELA » Unit: Romanticism & Transcendentalism
11th Grade ELA » Unit: Romanticism & Transcendentalism
Cassy McCoy Carey
Rochester, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

If there's one thing kids understand, it's how creepy Christopher Walken is. Now let's apply that to Gothic Lit!

 
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Delving into Deeper Meaning with Poetry & Dr. Seuss

11th Grade ELA » Unit: Romanticism & Transcendentalism
11th Grade ELA » Unit: Romanticism & Transcendentalism
Cassy McCoy Carey
Rochester, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Whitman launches a multi-generational "rap battle" of sorts, and Yertle the Turtle is unveiled as an allegorical Hitler…it’s a big day.

 
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"A Monster Calls" Me: Identifying Personal and Public Monsters, a "Frankenstein" Response

12th Grade ELA » Unit: What Makes a Monster?: "Mary Shelley's Frankenstein: The Modern Prometheus"
12th Grade ELA » Unit: What Makes a Monster?: "Mary Shelley's Frankenstein: The Modern Prometheus"
Glenda Funk
Pocatello, ID
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

"The real world is where the monsters are." --Rick Riordan

 
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a monster calls book
   

Romanticism Redefined with Irving & Metacognitive Reading Logs

11th Grade ELA » Unit: Romanticism & Transcendentalism
11th Grade ELA » Unit: Romanticism & Transcendentalism
Cassy McCoy Carey
Rochester, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Ever wonder WHAT your students are THINKING when they read? Use Reading Apprenticeship and a metacognitive reading log to find out!

 
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romantic vs transcendental
   

Paradise Lost and Frankenstein

12th Grade ELA » Unit: Frankenstein
12th Grade ELA » Unit: Frankenstein
Caitlin  Chiller
Whitehall, MT
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

"Did I request thee, Maker, from my Clay, to Mold me Man?" - Milton, Paradise Lost, Book 10

 
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A Quest For Autonomy in Their Eyes Were Watching God

11th Grade ELA » Unit: Reading Their Eyes Were Watching God
11th Grade ELA » Unit: Reading Their Eyes Were Watching God
Martha Soto
Los Angeles, CA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Janie's quest for autonomy begins now

 
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Searching for Commonalities in Poe's "The Raven" and "The Tell-Tale Heart"

11th Grade ELA » Unit: Gothic Literature: The Short Story
11th Grade ELA » Unit: Gothic Literature: The Short Story
Julie Ferreira
Taunton, MA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Poe perpetuates the unreliable narrator.

 
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Get 'Em Moving by Blocking Out Chapter 4 of Great Gatsby

11th Grade ELA » Unit: Is Gatsby Really so "Great"?
11th Grade ELA » Unit: Is Gatsby Really so "Great"?
Cassy McCoy Carey
Rochester, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

You haven't lived as an ELA teacher until you've watched students latch on to the role of Meyer Wolfshiem...luxuriating nosehairs and all!

 
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The Cuckold: Othello Act IV, scene i

11th Grade ELA » Unit: The Shakespearean Drama: Othello
11th Grade ELA » Unit: The Shakespearean Drama: Othello
Julie Ferreira
Taunton, MA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Othello is stone cold as a cuckold.

 
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Reviewing "Winter Dreams" & Embarking on The Great Gatsby

11th Grade ELA » Unit: Is Gatsby Really so "Great"?
11th Grade ELA » Unit: Is Gatsby Really so "Great"?
Cassy McCoy Carey
Rochester, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

If only Fitzgerald’s leading men had “bros” to sit them down to say, “Hey man, don’t be a psycho & lose yourself--she’s crazy.” #golddiggers

 
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nick carraway visual character map
   

Gatsby's Review: Themes, Dreams, and Schemes

11th Grade ELA » Unit: The Great Gatsby
11th Grade ELA » Unit: The Great Gatsby
Julie Ferreira
Taunton, MA
Environment: Suburban
 
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Boats against the current: Delving into The Great Gatsby to glean theme.

 
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gatsbytheme
   

"Out Damned Spot": Lady Macbeth Now and Then (Act V of Macbeth)

12th Grade ELA » Unit: Oh, Horror! Horror! Horror! "The Tragedy of Macbeth"
12th Grade ELA » Unit: Oh, Horror! Horror! Horror! "The Tragedy of Macbeth"
Glenda Funk
Pocatello, ID
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

A change is gonna come.

 
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