RI.11-12.8

Delineate and evaluate the reasoning in seminal U.S. texts, including the application of constitutional principles and use of legal reasoning (e.g., in U.S. Supreme Court majority opinions and dissents) and the premises, purposes, and arguments in works of public advocacy (e.g., The Federalist, presidential addresses).

 
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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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The Power of Rhetoric (Day 3 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:

If I said Patrick Henry, Thomas Paine, & Ben Franklin were astronauts, would you believe me? Bet you would if THEY said it. That's talent.

 
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Assessing Romanticism & Transcendentalism

11th Grade ELA » Unit: Arguing with the Transcendentalists Mini-Unit
11th Grade ELA » Unit: Arguing with the Transcendentalists Mini-Unit
Cassy McCoy Carey
Rochester, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

The proof is in the pudding. Putting a rigorous active-study routine to the test with an assessment of Romanticism & Transcendentalism!

 
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Analyzing and Evaluation "The Declaration of Independence"

11th Grade ELA » Unit: Finding and Evaluating Claim and Evidence in Informational Texts
11th Grade ELA » Unit: Finding and Evaluating Claim and Evidence in Informational Texts
Leah Braman
Dansville, MI
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

"The Declaration of Independence" led to our national freedom, but was it effective?

 
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prev800p1
   

Introduction to Evaluating Claim and Evidence

11th Grade ELA » Unit: Finding and Evaluating Claim and Evidence in Informational Texts
11th Grade ELA » Unit: Finding and Evaluating Claim and Evidence in Informational Texts
Leah Braman
Dansville, MI
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Faulty logic? Weak reference? Attack? Students evaluate claim and evidence.

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Getting the Facts: How Historical Movies Are Made

12th Grade ELA » Unit: Bias and Accuracy in Historical Movies: Argo
12th Grade ELA » Unit: Bias and Accuracy in Historical Movies: Argo
Caitlin  Chiller
Whitehall, MT
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

How are historical events presented to us as news?

 
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tehran27
   

A Deeper Look at Post-Modernism with MLK Jr.

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:

So you're saying that despite MLK's eloquence and major Civil Rights efforts, some places are MORE segregated than they were in 1968?!

 
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mlk jr
   

Working with Multiple Texts

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

Savages versus people. War versus peace. Comparing, contrasting, and evaluating texts with differing perspectives.

 
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versus
   

Review Stations

11th Grade ELA » Unit: Finding and Evaluating Claim and Evidence in Informational Texts
11th Grade ELA » Unit: Finding and Evaluating Claim and Evidence in Informational Texts
Leah Braman
Dansville, MI
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

What's your weakest target? Review by station.

 
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reflect
   

Analyzing and Evaluating Claim Test

11th Grade ELA » Unit: Finding and Evaluating Claim and Evidence in Informational Texts
11th Grade ELA » Unit: Finding and Evaluating Claim and Evidence in Informational Texts
Leah Braman
Dansville, MI
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Ready, set, test!

 
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Write before Writing: Learning to Take Notes from Research

12th Grade ELA » Unit: Making Discoveries: Research-Based Writing
12th Grade ELA » Unit: Making Discoveries: Research-Based Writing
Glenda Funk
Pocatello, ID
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

"Words without experience are useless." --Vladimir Nabokov

 
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Bad Claim and Details

11th Grade ELA » Unit: Finding and Evaluating Claim and Evidence in Informational Texts
11th Grade ELA » Unit: Finding and Evaluating Claim and Evidence in Informational Texts
Leah Braman
Dansville, MI
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Create the worst argument ever.

Standards:
 
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bad arguments
   

Practice Three Identifying Claim and Evidence, Day Two of Two

11th Grade ELA » Unit: Finding and Evaluating Claim and Evidence in Informational Texts
11th Grade ELA » Unit: Finding and Evaluating Claim and Evidence in Informational Texts
Leah Braman
Dansville, MI
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Government for the people, by the people--Paine's claims, continued.

 
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