RL.11-12.6

Analyze a case in which grasping point of view requires distinguishing what is directly stated in a text from what is really meant (e.g., satire, sarcasm, irony, or understatement).

 
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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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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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"And Little I've Heard of Such Vailant Deeds" Beowulf Boasting

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:

Understanding Anglo-Saxon boasting increases when students replicate the technique.

 
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THE CANTERBURY TALES: Wife of Bath Day 1 of 4

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

“Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit” ― E.E. Cummings

 
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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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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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Introducing and Identifying Irony

10th Grade English » Unit: Literacy: What's Your (Local) Color? Regionalism in the American Short Story
10th Grade English » Unit: Literacy: What's Your (Local) Color? Regionalism in the American Short Story
Christopher Arnett
Geneva, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Isn't it ironic? Or is it? We'll be defining and identifying irony in class today.

 
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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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S.I.F.T.ing Mentor Texts: "The Story of Stuff" and "The Town Dump"

12th Grade ELA » Unit: Such Stuff as Dreams are Made On: Innovative Approaches to Teaching Narration and Description
12th Grade ELA » Unit: Such Stuff as Dreams are Made On: Innovative Approaches to Teaching Narration and Description
Glenda Funk
Pocatello, ID
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Mentor texts empower student writing.

 
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Is J. Alfred Prufrock a Murderer? And What DOES "Jilted" Mean?!

11th Grade ELA » Unit: A Renewed Focus on Modernism
11th Grade ELA » Unit: A Renewed Focus on Modernism
Cassy McCoy Carey
Rochester, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Explore ambiguity & allusions with discussion and student-generated questions with two of the oddest cats in literature: J. Alfred Prufrock & Granny Weatherall!

 
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A Literary Tour: The Harlem Renaissance

11th Grade ELA » Unit: A Renewed Focus on Modernism
11th Grade ELA » Unit: A Renewed Focus on Modernism
Cassy McCoy Carey
Rochester, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Conceptualize the themes of the Harlem Renaissance with this small group activity focusing on the talented, iconic poets of the movement.

 
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Dialect & Regionalism Today and in Twain's Time

11th Grade ELA » Unit: Life is Hard. That's Realism & Naturalism!
11th Grade ELA » Unit: Life is Hard. That's Realism & Naturalism!
Cassy McCoy Carey
Rochester, IL
Environment: Suburban
   

Reading Hemingway’s “Hills Like White Elephants” – Day 2 of 2

11th Grade ELA » Unit: Modernist Literature
11th Grade ELA » Unit: Modernist Literature
Martha Soto
Los Angeles, CA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Slowly but surely students arrive at a moment of clarity in their reading of "Hills Like White Elephants."

 
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Evaluating Theses & Building Background for Of Mice & Men

11th Grade ELA » Unit: Multitasking with Modernism & Research Skills
11th Grade ELA » Unit: Multitasking with Modernism & Research Skills
Cassy McCoy Carey
Rochester, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Using student-generated surveys to narrow thesis statements, foreshadowing with Robert Burns, & scoping out Lennie and George all in a day!

 
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Target Practice: Designing an Editorial/Satirical Cartoon

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

Creating cartoons raise awareness of current issues and demonstrate student understanding of satire, its purpose, and its techniques.

 
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Common Core ELA
 
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