W.11-12.1d

Establish and maintain a formal style and objective tone while attending to the norms and conventions of the discipline in which they are writing.

 
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Literacy & Power with Malcolm X (Day 1 of 2)

11th Grade ELA » Unit: Early American Voices & Developing Reading Habits
11th Grade ELA » Unit: Early American Voices & Developing Reading Habits
Cassy McCoy Carey
Rochester, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Building a powerful framework for the value of literacy sounds like a challenging task, but Malcolm X's story makes the connection easier!

 
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malcolm x
   

"Lifting the Veil" with Historical Narratives

11th Grade ELA » Unit: Early American Voices & Developing Reading Habits
11th Grade ELA » Unit: Early American Voices & Developing Reading Habits
Cassy McCoy Carey
Rochester, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

How are pink slime, iPads, and slavery related? Simple. They were all brought to light by some compelling narratives which elicited change!

 
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african slave ship diagram
   
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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"Out Damned Spot": Lady Macbeth Now and Then (Act V of Macbeth)

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:

A change is gonna come.

 
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Summative Assessment: Transcendentalism

11th Grade ELA » Unit: The Individual and the Transcendentalists
11th Grade ELA » Unit: The Individual and the Transcendentalists
Julie Ferreira
Taunton, MA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

A Romantic idea in a real world.

 
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trans2
   

Style and Tone in Expository Writing

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

"About last night..." Audience determines how we tell a story.

 
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piketty audience in cambridge
   

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
   

Using Academic Language

11th Grade ELA » Unit: The Function of Language
11th Grade ELA » Unit: The Function of Language
Erik Sussbauer, Ed. D.
Shelburne Falls, MA
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Use of academic language turns into sharper writing and deeper discussion.

 
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academiclanguage
   

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
   

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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camera
   

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
   

An "Increase of Knowledge": Composing the Analytical Essay for "Mary Shelley's Frankenstein"

12th Grade ELA » Unit: What Makes a Monster?: "Mary Shelley's Frankenstein: The Modern Prometheus"
12th Grade ELA » Unit: What Makes a Monster?: "Mary Shelley's Frankenstein: The Modern Prometheus"
Glenda Funk
Pocatello, ID
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

"I shall commit my thoughts to paper." the Creature in "Mary Shelley's Frankenstein"

 
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Plagiarism Prevention & Grammar Help with Turnitin.com

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:

Do your students a favor & help them become more self-sufficient evaluators with online tools like Turnitin.com and video tutorials!

 
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digital revisions
   

Way to Go/Way to Grow: A Revision and Peer Evaluation Strategy

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:

Listening to a peer read his/her essay supports the revision process for the writer and responder.

 
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students in groups using way to go way to
Common Core ELA
 
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