W.11-12.1c

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.

 
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"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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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
   

Mapping Motion

High School Physics » Unit: 1-D Kinematics
High School Physics » Unit: 1-D Kinematics
Sara Leins
Scottsdale, AZ
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students map out motion and then get introduced to the basic motion equations.

 
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motion concept
   

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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Persuasive Essay Three

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

Connect, don't repeat.

Standards:
 
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explain
   

Final Revision: Improving Readability & Grade Level Appropriateness

11th Grade ELA » Unit: Drafting & Revising the Argumentative Research Paper
11th Grade ELA » Unit: Drafting & Revising the Argumentative Research Paper
Cassy McCoy Carey
Rochester, IL
Environment: Suburban
   

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
   

Unmasking Kate in "The Taming of the Shrew": An Interview with Professors Jay Halio and Stephen Dickey

12th Grade ELA » Unit: "The Taming of the Shrew" by William Shakespeare: Unmasking a Troubling Text
12th Grade ELA » Unit: "The Taming of the Shrew" by William Shakespeare: Unmasking a Troubling Text
Glenda Funk
Pocatello, ID
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Seeing Kate as an unmasked woman challenges the argument that the play is sexist.

 
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folger reading room
   

Model Video Arguments

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

Everything in a frame of video should be a conscious decision for building an argument.

 
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Utilizing Effective Peer Reviews & Crafting Intros and Conclusions

11th Grade ELA » Unit: Drafting & Revising the Argumentative Research Paper
11th Grade ELA » Unit: Drafting & Revising the Argumentative Research Paper
Cassy McCoy Carey
Rochester, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Rejuvenate peer reviews, return relevance to conclusions, & banish the "I am going to tell you about…" introduction from your life FOREVER!

 
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bookends
   

Revising for Concise Explanation

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

Connect, don't repeat.

Standards:
 
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revision
   

Work - Kinetic Energy Theorem

High School Physics » Unit: Work & Energy
High School Physics » Unit: Work & Energy
Sara Leins
Scottsdale, AZ
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students explore the relationship between Work and Kinetic Energy.

 
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work
   

"Teachers Write": Sharing the Persuasive Essay Writing Process with Students

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:

As the best essay writer in the room, the teacher should model his/her writing process with students.

 
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teachers write
   

Using Transitions

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

To add? To emphasize? To conclude? Using transitions for a purpose.

 
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transition
   

Who Are You Calling Disobedient? Mini-Research Project (Day 2 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:

So if 65% of the population learns visually, we should probably create a pretty awesome presentation to support our argument, right?

 
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