W.11-12.3d

Use precise words and phrases, telling details, and sensory language to convey a vivid picture of the experiences, events, setting, and/or characters.

 
16 Lesson(s)
   

"A Hero Ain't Nothing but a Sandwich": Imagining and Inventing an "Epic" Hero

12th Grade ELA » Unit: We Need a Hero: The Anglo-Saxon Epic "Beowulf"
12th Grade ELA » Unit: We Need a Hero: The Anglo-Saxon Epic "Beowulf"
Glenda Funk
Pocatello, ID
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

We all have personal heroes and ideas about heroes whether from personal experience or pop culture.

 
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Reflections (2)
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Writing a Metaphysical Conceit

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

Writing poetry and creating figurative language become easier if students are able to understand the components through literary analysis.

 
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Reflections (2)
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"It Was a Dark and Stormy Night": Eliminating Being Verbs from Student Writing

12th Grade ELA » Unit: Such Stuff as Dreams are Made On: Innovative Approaches to Teaching Narration and Description
12th Grade ELA » Unit: Such Stuff as Dreams are Made On: Innovative Approaches to Teaching Narration and Description
Glenda Funk
Pocatello, ID
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Students need opportunities to experiment with showing rather than telling in their writing.

 
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Reflections (1)
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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
   

Creating a Web-Based Research Notebook: The Basic Layout (Part 1 of 6)

12th Grade ELA » Unit: "The Medium is the Message": Modern Technology Meets Classic Research Methods
12th Grade ELA » Unit: "The Medium is the Message": Modern Technology Meets Classic Research Methods
Richard C. Jones, Ph.D
Park Ridge, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

a simple Google Site will serve to keep all of a student's pre-research organized

 
Favorites (8)
 
Resources (10)
 
Reflections (1)
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Writing an Effective Bio. for the Web (Part 2 of 6)

12th Grade ELA » Unit: "The Medium is the Message": Modern Technology Meets Classic Research Methods
12th Grade ELA » Unit: "The Medium is the Message": Modern Technology Meets Classic Research Methods
Richard C. Jones, Ph.D
Park Ridge, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

everyone needs a web "presence"

 
Favorites (2)
 
Resources (15)
 
Reflections (2)
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Stelllaaa!: A Streetcar Named Desire, Act 1, Scene Three

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:

No chivalry for these "knights" of the poker table.

 
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Resources (14)
 
Reflections (1)
brandostreetcar
   

"A" is for Allegory; "S" is for Symbol: Reading One Story as Two in "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:

Stories function on literal and symbolic levels of meaning.

 
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Reflections (2)
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The Function of Verbs in Memoir

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:

Different sections of text call for different processes to fully engage the readers in the argument.

 
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Reflections (1)
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Understanding the Structure of Memoir

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:

Memoir is not simply story-telling; it is highly structured to use personal experiences to develop broader central ideas and arguments.

 
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Reflections (1)
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Characterization in Othello

11th Grade ELA » Unit: The Shakespearean Drama: Othello
11th Grade ELA » Unit: The Shakespearean Drama: Othello
Julie Ferreira
Taunton, MA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

What a tangled web we weave: Finding character connections

 
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Resources (14)
 
Reflections (1)
othellopainting
   

Creating a Pleasing Homepage for Your Google Site: Lesson A (Part 3 of 6)

12th Grade ELA » Unit: "The Medium is the Message": Modern Technology Meets Classic Research Methods
12th Grade ELA » Unit: "The Medium is the Message": Modern Technology Meets Classic Research Methods
Richard C. Jones, Ph.D
Park Ridge, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

the right home page/landing page builds "your brand"

 
Favorites (1)
 
Resources (8)
 
Reflections (1)
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Polishing the Metaphysical Conceit into a Poem

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

How do metaphors extend an entire poem?

 
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Reflections (1)
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Creating a Pleasing Homepage for Your Google Site: Lesson B (Part 5 of 6)

12th Grade ELA » Unit: "The Medium is the Message": Modern Technology Meets Classic Research Methods
12th Grade ELA » Unit: "The Medium is the Message": Modern Technology Meets Classic Research Methods
Richard C. Jones, Ph.D
Park Ridge, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

The right home page/landing page builds "your brand"

 
Favorites (1)
 
Resources (11)
 
Reflections (1)
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Creating a Web-Based Research Notebook: the "Formative Assessment" (Part 6 of 6)

12th Grade ELA » Unit: "The Medium is the Message": Modern Technology Meets Classic Research Methods
12th Grade ELA » Unit: "The Medium is the Message": Modern Technology Meets Classic Research Methods
Richard C. Jones, Ph.D
Park Ridge, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

a simple Google Site will serve to keep all of a student's pre-research organized

 
Favorites (2)
 
Resources (14)
 
Reflections (2)
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Common Core ELA
 
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