RI.11-12.9

Analyze seventeenth-, eighteenth-, and nineteenth-century foundational U.S. documents of historical and literary significance (including The Declaration of Independence, the Preamble to the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address) for their themes, purposes, and rhetorical features.

 
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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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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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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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james baldwin
   

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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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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Good Advice on Aphorisms & Commas the Easy Way

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:

An interactive, self-grading, differentiated grammar website a day will keep the doctor away (and other wonderful aphorisms)!

 
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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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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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Contextualizing Realism & Naturalism with Informational Texts

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:

Luring students into nonfiction isn’t a hard sell using a “behind the scenes” approach to investigate the major names of the Civil War.

 
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Close Reading: James Baldwin Talks to Teachers Day 2

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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james baldwin
   

Declaring Independence with Style & Collaboration

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:

Using collaboration to analyze the Declaration of Independence, one of the greatest collaborations of all time, is an irony not lost on me!

 
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Defining True Education with David Foster Wallace

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:

Hearing a speaker can sometimes change the interpretation of a text.

 
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Close Reading Review

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:

Before entering academic discourse, you should know where writers are coming from.

 
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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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Intro to Thematic Unit Day 2: Defining "True" 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:

To study philosophical or theoretical issues, it is important to define the terms in the essential questions to provide a theoretical framework to look through.

 
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