W.11-12.1

Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.

 
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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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The Great Gatsby Summative Assessment

11th Grade ELA » Unit: The Great Gatsby
11th Grade ELA » Unit: The Great Gatsby
Julie Ferreira
Taunton, MA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Summative Assessment qualifies knowledge of The Great Gatsby.

 
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gatsassess
   

The Modern Gothic: Joyce Carol Oates

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:

Modern problems encrypted in the Modern Gothic.

 
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joyce carol oates by marion ettlinger hires
   

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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virginia woolf biography
   

Searching for Commonalities in Poe's "The Raven" and "The Tell-Tale Heart"

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:

Poe perpetuates the unreliable narrator.

 
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Persuasive Essay Exploration

11th Grade ELA » Unit: Persuasive Writing
11th Grade ELA » Unit: Persuasive Writing
Leah Braman
Dansville, MI
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

An essay in art--creating a visual metaphor for the perfect persuasive essay.

 
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visual essay metaphor
   
11th Grade ELA » Unit: Writing Arguments
Erik Sussbauer, Ed. D.
Shelburne Falls, MA
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Complex and compelling arguments are built through conscious attention of how ideas flow and are refined from one clause to the next.

 
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"Out Damned Spot": Lady Macbeth Now and Then (Act V of Macbeth)

12th Grade ELA » Unit: Oh, Horror! Horror! Horror! "The Tragedy of Macbeth"
12th Grade ELA » Unit: Oh, Horror! Horror! Horror! "The Tragedy of Macbeth"
Glenda Funk
Pocatello, ID
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

A change is gonna come.

 
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Summative Assessment: Transcendentalism

11th Grade ELA » Unit: The Individual and the Transcendentalists
11th Grade ELA » Unit: The Individual and the Transcendentalists
Julie Ferreira
Taunton, MA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

A Romantic idea in a real world.

 
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Defining and Modeling the Synthesis Essay

11th Grade ELA » Unit: Writing a Synthesis Essay
11th Grade ELA » Unit: Writing a Synthesis Essay
Erik Sussbauer, Ed. D.
Shelburne Falls, MA
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

It is okay to closely follow a model essay the first time you write your own.

 
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synthesis essay how i write it
   

Sequencing in The Autobiography of Ben Franklin

11th Grade ELA » Unit: The Individual and the Transcendentalists
11th Grade ELA » Unit: The Individual and the Transcendentalists
Julie Ferreira
Taunton, MA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Franklin's quest for perfection is fraught with habit.

 
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ben franklin
   

Let's hack! Wait. Hack what? (DEFINE)

Environmental Stewardship by Design » Unit: "Unit 0": Engineering design thinking
Environmental Stewardship by Design » Unit: "Unit 0": Engineering design thinking
Daniel Babauta
New York, NY
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Empathy helps us to define the problems that we will collaboratively solve in order to co-create classroom structures that optimize student learning outcomes. How might we leverage empathy to refine our understanding of problem areas in the classroom?

 
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A Road Map for Research: Completing a Thesis Generator and Thesis Topic Sentence-Frame

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:

"'Where we going, man?' 'I don't know but we gotta go.” --Jack Kerouac in "On the Road

 
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melarkey road
   

Structuring the Persuasive Essay

12th Grade ELA » Unit: The Readiness Is All: Engaging Your Students in Persuasive Writing
12th Grade ELA » Unit: The Readiness Is All: Engaging Your Students in Persuasive Writing
Glenda Funk
Pocatello, ID
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

A persuasive essay in the tradition of Aristotle's Rhetorical Triangle convinces readers using ethos, pathos, and logos.

 
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Summative Assessment: A Streetcar Named Desire

11th Grade ELA » Unit: The Elements of Drama: A Streetcar Named Desire
11th Grade ELA » Unit: The Elements of Drama: A Streetcar Named Desire
Julie Ferreira
Taunton, MA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Recapping A Streetcar Named Desire

 
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Introduce precise, knowledgeable claim(s), establish the significance of the claim(s), distinguish the claim(s) from alternate or opposing claims, and create an organization that logically sequences claim(s), counterclaims, reasons, and evidence.

Develop claim(s) and counterclaims fairly and thoroughly, supplying the most relevant evidence for each while pointing out the strengths and limitations of both in a manner that anticipates the audience's knowledge level, concerns, values, and possible biases.

Use words, phrases, and clauses as well as varied syntax to link the major sections of the text, create cohesion, and clarify the relationships between claim(s) and reasons, between reasons and evidence, and between claim(s) and counterclaims.

Establish and maintain a formal style and objective tone while attending to the norms and conventions of the discipline in which they are writing.

Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the argument presented.

Common Core ELA
 
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