W.11-12.2e

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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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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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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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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Cardenas & Columbus: An Objective Exploration?

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:

In the information age, credibility is of dire importance. But is this a new necessity? Columbus might hope you don’t have a fact-checker!

 
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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
   

Washing the Slime from the Earth: Flannery O'Connor Part II

11th Grade ELA » Unit: Gothic Literature: The Short Story
11th Grade ELA » Unit: Gothic Literature: The Short Story
Julie Ferreira
Taunton, MA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

From savior to sycophant: Shiftlet shifts his pursuits.

 
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A Road Map for Research: Completing a Thesis Generator and Thesis Topic Sentence-Frame

12th Grade ELA » Unit: Making Discoveries: Research-Based Writing
12th Grade ELA » Unit: Making Discoveries: Research-Based Writing
Glenda Funk
Pocatello, ID
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

"'Where we going, man?' 'I don't know but we gotta go.” --Jack Kerouac in "On the Road

 
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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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peer editing
   

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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"Blood Will Have Blood": The Ghost of Banquo Performance and Film Comparison (3.4)

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:

Life's slippery slope decisions lead to dire consequences.

 
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ghost of
   

Assessing the Early American & Revolutionary Texts

11th Grade ELA » Unit: A Revolutionary Introduction to Argumentation & Rhetoric
11th Grade ELA » Unit: A Revolutionary Introduction to Argumentation & Rhetoric
Cassy McCoy Carey
Rochester, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

An exam that incorporates multiple choice and essay formats, requires reflection, and sets goals for the future? Wowza!

 
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raised hands
   

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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Peer-Review

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

Students can look at the organization and structure of each other's papers and "grade" them for organization and clarity.

 
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How to Visually Present an Editorial Stance: Making a Flyer (Part 1)

12th Grade ELA » Unit: Creating an Editorial Flyer
12th Grade ELA » Unit: Creating an Editorial Flyer
Richard C. Jones, Ph.D
Park Ridge, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

visual argument is an important part of 21st c. literacy

 
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