RL.11-12.3

Analyze the impact of the author's choices regarding how to develop and relate elements of a story or drama (e.g., where a story is set, how the action is ordered, how the characters are introduced and developed).

 
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Characterization in "The Devil and Tom Walker"

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:

Old Scratch and a termagant wife add to Tom Walker's travails.

 
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Edgar Allan Poe: "The Black Cat"

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's macabre style is the cat's pajama.

 
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A Rose for Emily Part II

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:

Emily's is dying to get married: Is Emily a predator or victim?

 
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Flannery O'Connor: The Life You Save May Be Your Own

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:

The grotesque and the obsessed maneuver through the American South.

 
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An Allegorical Investigation of "The Minister's Black Veil"

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

Making the leap from finding allegory in "Horton Hears a Who" to finding allegory in "The Minister's Black Veil" is easier than you'd think!

 
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The Southern Gothic: A Rose for Emily

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:

A rose is not just a rose: Emily's dreams wither along with her perception of reality.

 
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a rose for emily
   

Chapters 1-3 Quiz/Read Chapter 4

11th Grade ELA » Unit: The Great Gatsby
11th Grade ELA » Unit: The Great Gatsby
Julie Ferreira
Taunton, MA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Characterization unpeels Gatsby.

Standards:
 
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Introduction to 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:

Helping students find a comfortable entry point to this complex novel.

 
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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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Tracing Literary Elements through Music & Origin Myths

11th Grade ELA » Unit: Early American Voices & Developing Reading Habits
11th Grade ELA » Unit: Early American Voices & Developing Reading Habits
Cassy McCoy Carey
Rochester, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Could combining your students' love for music and childhood memories of "story time" really help you teach figurative language? You betcha!

 
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highway
   

"The Good and the Badde": Using Primary Texts to Unmask Female Stereotypes

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:

Primary documents offer insights into gender roles in Shakespeare's texts.

 
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nicholas breton the good and the badde
   

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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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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Reviewing Reading Logs & Exploring the Devices (and Dashes!) of Poetry

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

A poetry lesson that results in a spontaneous rap session? Longfellow would be proud, though Dickinson would still be obsessed with death...

 
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oh how dashing
   

"Why We Broke Up" with Beowulf: Using YA Fiction to Tell Our Stories and Understand Stories from the Past

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:

We all have stories to tell about people, places, and things we value.

 
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