W.11-12.2b

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.

 
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An Allegorical Investigation of "The Minister's Black Veil"

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

Making the leap from finding allegory in "Horton Hears a Who" to finding allegory in "The Minister's Black Veil" is easier than you'd think!

 
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Ravin' About "The Raven": Inside Gothic Lit with Oates & Poe

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

If there's one thing kids understand, it's how creepy Christopher Walken is. Now let's apply that to Gothic Lit!

 
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gothic literature characteristics
   

Delving into Deeper Meaning with Poetry & Dr. Seuss

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

Whitman launches a multi-generational "rap battle" of sorts, and Yertle the Turtle is unveiled as an allegorical Hitler…it’s a big day.

 
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dr seuss
   

Ineffective Rhetoric and Logical Fallacy

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

Just because a text is meant to be persuasive doesn't mean it is; the persuasion is in the evidence and logic.

 
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penguins and fallacy
   

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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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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Creating a Banned Book Infographic

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:

Visual texts promote 21st Century literacy.

 
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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
   

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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From the Valley of Ashes to a Tourist Attraction?

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:

Think the Valley of Ashes is gross? You don't know the half of it. (And did I mention you probably have your own toxic "Valley" nearby?)

 
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valley of ashes makeover
   

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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peer editing
   

Rhetoric and Advertising: "So God Made a Farmer"

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

When analyzing a visual text, evidence is just as important as with a written text: it must be strong and specific.

 
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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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essay introduction
   

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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welcometotheessay thb
   

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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Common Core ELA
 
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