RL.11-12.5

Analyze how an author's choices concerning how to structure specific parts of a text (e.g., the choice of where to begin or end a story, the choice to provide a comedic or tragic resolution) contribute to its overall structure and meaning as well as its aesthetic impact.

 
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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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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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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
 
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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
   

What's Your Sentence? "Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow"? Introducing "Macbeth" by William Shakespeare

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:

"Tomorrow creeps in...from day to day," so we need a sentence to guide us into the future.

 
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The Modern Gothic: Joyce Carol Oates

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:

Modern problems encrypted in the Modern Gothic.

 
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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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Extended Metaphor with the Puritans & Shel Silverstein

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:

Life is a notebook, my parents are trees, and Jonathan Edwards wants to be a spinning wheel. Can you hold your own with extended metaphors?

 
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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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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
   
12th Grade ELA » Unit: Take a Little Trip: The Middle Ages and Chaucer
Glenda Funk
Pocatello, ID
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Male/Female relationships complicate the lives of contemporary teens just as they did the Wife of Bath's life.

 
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the wife of
   

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
 
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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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Summative Assessment: Gothic Literature

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:

Summative Assessment Regarding Gothic Literature.

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