RI.11-12.10

By the end of grade 11, read and comprehend literary nonfiction in the grades 11-CCR text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range. By the end of grade 12, read and comprehend literary nonfiction at the high end of the grades 11-CCR text complexity band independently and proficiently.

 
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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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The Rhetorical Triangle and SOAPSTone Analysis

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

Analyzing the basic circumstances of a text first will lead to deeper analysis of rhetorical moves.

 
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rhetorical triangle
   

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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bird cant read
   

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
   

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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Reflections (1)
swift
   

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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hs sports atlantic
   

"My Graduation Speech": Metaphorically Speaking, Are You an Athenian or a Visigoth

12th Grade ELA » Unit: Endings Leading to New Beginnings: The Last Three Days of School
12th Grade ELA » Unit: Endings Leading to New Beginnings: The Last Three Days of School
Glenda Funk
Pocatello, ID
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

"The Athenians and the Visigoths still survive, and they do so through us and the ways in which we conduct our lives." --Neil Postman

 
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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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Reflections (1)
virginia woolf biography
   

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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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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Resources (9)
 
Reflections (1)
james baldwin
   

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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this is water
   

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
   

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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Frolicking in Nature with Emerson & Dillard

11th Grade ELA » Unit: Romanticism & Transcendentalism
11th Grade ELA » Unit: Romanticism & Transcendentalism
Cassy McCoy Carey
Rochester, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Investigating occult relationships with vegetables and arguing over the value of pennies...you have to love the Transcendentalists!

 
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favorite tree
   

Analyzing "Silent Spring" & Researching Environmental Concerns

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:

Empower your students to analyze & evaluate Rachel Carson's expose on DDT, then encourage them to look into their own environmental issues!

 
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silent spring cover
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