RI.11-12.2

Determine two or more 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 provide a complex analysis; provide an objective summary of the text.

 
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Model Memoir as Argument: Donald Murray's "The Stranger in the Photo is Me"

11th Grade ELA » Unit: Writing Memoir as Argument
11th Grade ELA » Unit: Writing Memoir as Argument
Erik Sussbauer, Ed. D.
Shelburne Falls, MA
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Writing memoir is more than just telling stories.

 
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Close Reading: Emerson on Education

11th Grade ELA » Unit: Thematic Unit: Education
11th Grade ELA » Unit: Thematic Unit: Education
Erik Sussbauer, Ed. D.
Shelburne Falls, MA
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Determining meaning of small chunks of text and connecting ideas can lead to deeper understanding of complex texts.

 
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Multiple Central Ideas: James McBride's "Hip-hop Planet" Day 1

11th Grade ELA » Unit: Thematic Unit: Popular Culture
11th Grade ELA » Unit: Thematic Unit: Popular Culture
Erik Sussbauer, Ed. D.
Shelburne Falls, MA
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

An author can weave multiple central ideas into one text by using different types of evidence and intricate structure.

 
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james mcbride
   

Close Reading: "I Know Why the Caged Bird Cannot Read"

11th Grade ELA » Unit: Thematic Unit: Education
11th Grade ELA » Unit: Thematic Unit: Education
Erik Sussbauer, Ed. D.
Shelburne Falls, MA
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Recognizing your own biases will lead to more thoughtful discourse.

 
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Multiple Central Ideas: James McBride's "Hip-hop Planet" Day 2

11th Grade ELA » Unit: Thematic Unit: Popular Culture
11th Grade ELA » Unit: Thematic Unit: Popular Culture
Erik Sussbauer, Ed. D.
Shelburne Falls, MA
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

An author can weave multiple central ideas into one text by using different types of evidence and intricate structure.

 
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Close Reading: James Baldwin Talks to Teachers

11th Grade ELA » Unit: Thematic Unit: Education
11th Grade ELA » Unit: Thematic Unit: Education
Erik Sussbauer, Ed. D.
Shelburne Falls, MA
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Close reading sometimes means analyzing a text one paragraph at a time.

 
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Close Reading: "A Modest Proposal" by Jonathan Swift

11th Grade ELA » Unit: Deepening Rhetorical Analysis
11th Grade ELA » Unit: Deepening Rhetorical Analysis
Erik Sussbauer, Ed. D.
Shelburne Falls, MA
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Considering the rhetorical situation and connections to the modern world are good strategies for entry into complex older texts.

 
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The Power of Rhetoric (Day 2 of 3)

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:

@PatrickHenry If your life depended on giving a speech that successfully reversed public opinion, wouldn't you at least write it out? #crazy

 
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Figurative Language and Text Structure in "Civil Disobedience"

11th Grade ELA » Unit: Text Structure and Language Use in Informational Texts
11th Grade ELA » Unit: Text Structure and Language Use in Informational Texts
Leah Braman
Dansville, MI
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

A wooden gun and a broken machine--analyzing Thoreau's use of language and structure in "Civil Disobedience."

 
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Ineffective Rhetoric and Logical Fallacy

11th Grade ELA » Unit: Understanding Rhetoric
11th Grade ELA » Unit: Understanding Rhetoric
Erik Sussbauer, Ed. D.
Shelburne Falls, MA
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Just because a text is meant to be persuasive doesn't mean it is; the persuasion is in the evidence and logic.

 
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Close Reading: Paul Theroux "Being a Man"

11th Grade ELA » Unit: Thematic Unit: Gender and the Rhetorical Power of Narrative
11th Grade ELA » Unit: Thematic Unit: Gender and the Rhetorical Power of Narrative
Erik Sussbauer, Ed. D.
Shelburne Falls, MA
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Evidence in reflective arguments come in a variety of forms.

 
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paul theroux
   

Revisiting Writing/Comparing Rhetorical Appeals

11th Grade ELA » Unit: Thematic Unit: Education
11th Grade ELA » Unit: Thematic Unit: Education
Erik Sussbauer, Ed. D.
Shelburne Falls, MA
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Rhetorical Analysis isn't just explaining an author's argument, but also explaining the persuasive approach of the writer; evaluating rhetoric is in part recognizing what isn't written.

 
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Rhetorical Analysis of Virginia Woolf/Formative Writing Assessment

11th Grade ELA » Unit: Thematic Unit: Gender and the Rhetorical Power of Narrative
11th Grade ELA » Unit: Thematic Unit: Gender and the Rhetorical Power of Narrative
Erik Sussbauer, Ed. D.
Shelburne Falls, MA
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Tone and persona play important roles in personal experience writing.

 
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Organizational Tools of Memoir Day 1: Wild by Cheryl Strayed

11th Grade ELA » Unit: Thematic Unit: Gender and the Rhetorical Power of Narrative
11th Grade ELA » Unit: Thematic Unit: Gender and the Rhetorical Power of Narrative
Erik Sussbauer, Ed. D.
Shelburne Falls, MA
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Memoirs are highly structured, as writers organize their stories to create a desired central idea or series of ideas.

 
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Socratic Seminar: Shop Class as Soul Craft by Matthew B. Crawford

11th Grade ELA » Unit: Thematic Unit: Education
11th Grade ELA » Unit: Thematic Unit: Education
Erik Sussbauer, Ed. D.
Shelburne Falls, MA
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Socratic seminars are wonderful for learning what students know and how engaged they are in a book or topic.

 
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