W.11-12.4

Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. (Grade-specific expectations for writing types are defined in standards 1-3 above.)

 
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"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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Revising with RADaR Revision

12th Grade ELA » Unit: Because He Hears a Different Drummer:Various Approaches for Comparing Genres and Analyzing Texts
12th Grade ELA » Unit: Because He Hears a Different Drummer:Various Approaches for Comparing Genres and Analyzing Texts
Glenda Funk
Pocatello, ID
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Evaluating writing helps with revision.

 
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radar
   

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

Male/Female relationships complicate the lives of contemporary teens just as they did the Wife of Bath's life.

 
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the wife of
   
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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theme rheme
   

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
   

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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personal essay
   

Introduction for Course Literature: Hero's Journey and Archetypes, Day 2 of 2

12th Grade ELA » Unit: Introduction and Background for Course Literature
12th Grade ELA » Unit: Introduction and Background for Course Literature
Dr. Elizabeth Watts Bromery
Pembroke Pines, FL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Life is a struggle and requires courage.

 
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admitslip
   

That's What the Farmer's Chicken Said: "The Nun's Priest's Tale" as Parody

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:

A parody of "What the Fox Said" has parallels to Chaucer's "Nun's Priest's Tale."

 
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nun s priest
   

Synthesis Essay: "The Taming of the Shrew"

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:

A synthesis essay based on primary texts empowers students' writing in substantive ways.

 
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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
   

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
   

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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road to canterbury cover
   

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
   

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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verbs
Common Core ELA
 
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