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Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas, concepts, and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.

 
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Extended Metaphor Essay, Day One

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

Creativity and logic collide--an extended metaphor essay.

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From Reading to Writing: An Introduction to the Rhetorical Analysis Essay

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

Explanatory essays are highly structured by nature, but can include some flare, too.

 
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Personal Statement Boot Camp

12th Grade ELA » Unit: Metaphysical Poets
12th Grade ELA » Unit: Metaphysical Poets
Caitlin  Chiller
Whitehall, MT
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

How can the college personal statement be deconstructed into a manageable activity for seniors?

 
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Robert Frost and Escapism

11th Grade ELA » Unit: Modernist Poetry
11th Grade ELA » Unit: Modernist Poetry
Julie Ferreira
Taunton, MA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Frost freezes out reality to escape the mundane.

 
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Introduction to Expository Writing

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

To persuade or to explain--that is the question. Comparing expository and persuasive writing.

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Peer Editing the Rhetorical Analysis Essay

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

Writing doesn't have to be lonely; feedback from peers is an important part of the process.

 
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The Genre's the Thing: Understanding Satirical Structures in Chaucer's "The Canterbury Tales"

12th Grade ELA » Unit: Take a Little Trip: The Middle Ages and Chaucer
12th Grade ELA » Unit: Take a Little Trip: The Middle Ages and Chaucer
Glenda Funk
Pocatello, ID
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Satire builds on genre.

 
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Transcendentalism in Modern Film: Pursuit of Happyness

11th Grade ELA » Unit: Text Structure and Language Use in Informational Texts
11th Grade ELA » Unit: Text Structure and Language Use in Informational Texts
Leah Braman
Dansville, MI
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

"Don't ever let somebody tell you... You can't do something" (Pursuit of Happyness, 2006). Analyze modern film to engage.

 
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Organizing Information in a Rhetorical Analysis Essay

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

A good introduction in a rhetorical analysis references the SOAPStone elements of the text in question, and how the author makes the appeal.

 
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Analysis of a Model Essay

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

The explanatory essay is a specific genre of writing with its own unique organization and style.

 
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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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A Written Response to "On the Rainy River"

11th Grade ELA » Unit: The Things They Carried
11th Grade ELA » Unit: The Things They Carried
Martha Soto
Los Angeles, CA
Environment: Urban
 
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Making sense of the paradox of going to war because you are not brave enough not to.

 
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Preparing to Write: Establishing Meaning and Strategies

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

Know the meaning of a text and how you know that meaning before writing an analysis of it.

 
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Literary Analysis Essay, Day One

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

What do Katy Perry, Chris Gardner, and Michael Oher have in common? Their stories include Transcendentalism! Writing a literary analysis expository essay.

 
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How to Woo A Wife: "The Taming of the Shrew" 2.1

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:

Performance pedagogy supports close reading of texts.

 
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Introduce a topic; organize complex ideas, concepts, and information so that each new element builds on that which precedes it to create a unified whole; include formatting (e.g., headings), graphics (e.g., figures, tables), and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension

Develop the topic thoroughly by selecting the most significant and relevant facts, extended definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples appropriate to the audience's knowledge of the topic.

Use appropriate and varied transitions and syntax to link the major sections of the text, create cohesion, and clarify the relationships among complex ideas and concepts.

Use precise language, domain-specific vocabulary, and techniques such as metaphor, simile, and analogy to manage the complexity of the topic.

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 information or explanation presented (e.g., articulating implications or the significance of the topic).

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