W.11-12.1b

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.

 
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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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rothermel s patrick henry painting
   
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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theme rheme
   

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
   

Logos-Ethos-Pathos Details

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

It's all in the detail--students learn what's most convincing.

Standards:
 
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details
   

Genre Moves: Organizing an Argument

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

When writing arguments based on prompts, it is important to enter the conversation with a unique viewpoint rather than summarize the topic of the prompt.

 
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argumentative essay
   

Who Are You Calling Disobedient? Mini-Research Project (Day 1 of 3)

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:

Want to win an argument? Finding credible evidence & turning it into a well-planned outline addressing the counterclaim is the first step!

 
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planning to fail
   

Pop Up Debates: Chasing the Dream or Fleeing an Inescapable Past?

11th Grade ELA » Unit: Is Gatsby Really so "Great"?
11th Grade ELA » Unit: Is Gatsby Really so "Great"?
Cassy McCoy Carey
Rochester, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Objects in mirrors may be closer than they appear, but could someone tell Gatsby that they're still BEHIND him?

 
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rearview mirror
   

A Personal Declaration Essay, Day One

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

What's your stand? Personal persuasion.

 
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essay
   

"I Have Done the Deed": The Macbeths React to the Murder of Duncan (2.2-3.1)

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:

All literature is rhetorical; all literature articulates ideas open to argument.

 
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macbeth returns with the daggers after killing
   

Outlining For Success

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

Mixed paragraphs? Lost details? Confused claims? Outlines help all.

 
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photo 5
   

Presenting Pecha Kucha: Introducing the Senior Project and Presentation Research Unit

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:

Pecha Kucha presentations add form and function to a traditional research presentation.

 
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the collected works of billy the kid by michael
   

Who Are You Calling Disobedient? Mini-Research Project (Day 3 of 3)

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:

Make an argument immersive by adding an oral component. It layers reading, writing, and speaking skills, and it's WAY easier to grade. Win!

 
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argumentative presentation peer evaluation directions
   

Using a Formative ACT for Skill-Driven Test Prep

11th Grade ELA » Unit: Multitasking with Modernism & Research Skills
11th Grade ELA » Unit: Multitasking with Modernism & Research Skills
Cassy McCoy Carey
Rochester, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Want to grade 150 Reading & English practice ACTs in 3 minutes while generating student-specific and whole-class skill reports? Read this!

 
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act pretest s skill breakdown
   

The Many Faces of Loneliness in OMAM & Outlining for Success

11th Grade ELA » Unit: Multitasking with Modernism & Research Skills
11th Grade ELA » Unit: Multitasking with Modernism & Research Skills
Cassy McCoy Carey
Rochester, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Major reveals for today: George didn’t ever plan to buy Lennie rabbits, Curley's wife is just lonely, & outlining is USEFUL! Whoa, big day!

 
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farm lies
   

Let's Go, TEAM! Collaborative Argument Quiz & Jeopardy

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:

Collaboration on analyzing an immigration argument and teamwork in a Jeopardy! review game create a perfect balance for test preparation!

 
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cost of immigration
Common Core ELA
 
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