RL.11-12.9

Demonstrate knowledge of eighteenth-, nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century foundational works of American literature, including how two or more texts from the same period treat similar themes or topics.

 
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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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tomwaler
   

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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zoranealehurston pix
   

The Faust Legend in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century 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:

Old Scratch itches for some soul.

Standards:
 
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devil and tom walker
   

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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langston hughes
   

Their Eyes Were Watching God, a Feminist Novel

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:

Taking a bird’s eye view of a text to further understand its everlasting power in American literature.

 
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Reflections (1)
pix tewwg afeministnovel
   

Reflecting on our Essential Question, Anthem Jeopardy, and Test (Day 7)

9th Grade ELA » Unit: Making My Point: Anthem
9th Grade ELA » Unit: Making My Point: Anthem
Paula Stanton
Bel Air, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

All students are winners today on the jeopardy game and on the assessment

 
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Reflections (1)
jeopardy game board
   

Introduction to Leslie Marmon Silko's Ceremony

11th Grade ELA » Unit: Leslie Marmon Silko's Ceremony
11th Grade ELA » Unit: Leslie Marmon Silko's Ceremony
Martha Soto
Los Angeles, CA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Colors interact to reveal an interesting narrative structure.

 
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Reflections (1)
pix introlms sceremony
   

Examining Facades & Misinformation with Realist Poetry

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
 
Big Idea:

What do you get when you put together truth, deception, Realist poetry, and high school students? One heck of an evidence-based discussion.

 
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Reflections (4)
autumn forest by oakmyth
   

A New Look at "Grass," Robert Frost, & the American Dream

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:

Want to fuel discussion in today's anticipation guide for Gatsby? Tell kids you'd refuse to marry a poor guy. Does the trick every time!

 
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Reflections (1)
manasses image
   

Tracking Common Themes in Post-Modern Poetry

11th Grade ELA » Unit: A Brief Introduction to Post-Modernism
11th Grade ELA » Unit: A Brief Introduction to Post-Modernism
Cassy McCoy Carey
Rochester, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

What do Star Wars, WALL-E, Sylvia Plath, National Treasure, Martin Espada, Forest Gump, Naomi Shihab Nye, and Fight Club have in common?

 
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mountain road
   

Explorers and Outcasts

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

'My imagination...possessed...gifting the successive images that arose in my mind with a vividness far beyond the usual bounds of reverie.' Mary Shelley, Introduction to Frankenstein, 1831

 
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220px rothwellmaryshelley
   

Introduction To Modernist Literature

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

Without some knowledge of modernism, a Hemingway story would be a complete mystery for my students.

 
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Reflections (1)
pix intromodlit
   

Comparing Fiction to Fact

11th Grade ELA » Unit: Purpose Across Multiple Texts
11th Grade ELA » Unit: Purpose Across Multiple Texts
Leah Braman
Dansville, MI
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Can fiction reveal the truth? Or is only the truth worth reading? Comparison and evaluation.

 
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comparison
   

Gettin' Frank with Franklin's Autobiography

11th Grade ELA » Unit: A Revolutionary Introduction to Argumentation & Rhetoric
11th Grade ELA » Unit: A Revolutionary Introduction to Argumentation & Rhetoric
Cassy McCoy Carey
Rochester, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

With 14 hours of self-improvement slated each day, I'd probably be as productive and amazing as Ben Franklin too...

 
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a day in the life of ben franklin
Common Core ELA
 
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