W.11-12.9b

Apply grades 11-12 Reading standards to literary nonfiction (e.g., "Delineate and evaluate the reasoning in seminal U.S. texts, including the application of constitutional principles and use of legal reasoning [e.g., in U.S. Supreme Court Case majority opinions and dissents) and the premises, purposes, and arguments in works of public advocacy (e.g., The Federalist, presidential addresses]").

 
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Declaring Independence with Style & Collaboration

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:

Using collaboration to analyze the Declaration of Independence, one of the greatest collaborations of all time, is an irony not lost on me!

 
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puzzle
   

Assessing Romanticism & Transcendentalism

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:

The proof is in the pudding. Putting a rigorous active-study routine to the test with an assessment of Romanticism & Transcendentalism!

 
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overall test 2 conclusions
   

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
   

Analyzing "Silent Spring" & Researching Environmental Concerns

11th Grade ELA » Unit: A Brief Introduction to Post-Modernism
11th Grade ELA » Unit: A Brief Introduction to Post-Modernism
Cassy McCoy Carey
Rochester, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Empower your students to analyze & evaluate Rachel Carson's expose on DDT, then encourage them to look into their own environmental issues!

 
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silent spring cover
   

Who Are You Calling Disobedient? Mini-Research Project (Day 1 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:

Want to win an argument? Finding credible evidence & turning it into a well-planned outline addressing the counterclaim is the first step!

 
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planning to fail
   

Revitalizing Active Study with Jefferson's Inaugural Address

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:

Help students navigate studying for a skills-based assessment by modeling a skills-based individual review activity.

 
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gettysburg studying
   

Let's Go, TEAM! Collaborative Argument Quiz & Jeopardy

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:

Collaboration on analyzing an immigration argument and teamwork in a Jeopardy! review game create a perfect balance for test preparation!

 
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cost of immigration
   

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
   

A Deeper Look at Post-Modernism with MLK Jr.

11th Grade ELA » Unit: A Brief Introduction to Post-Modernism
11th Grade ELA » Unit: A Brief Introduction to Post-Modernism
Cassy McCoy Carey
Rochester, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

So you're saying that despite MLK's eloquence and major Civil Rights efforts, some places are MORE segregated than they were in 1968?!

 
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mlk jr
   

Who Are You Calling Disobedient? Mini-Research Project (Day 2 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:

So if 65% of the population learns visually, we should probably create a pretty awesome presentation to support our argument, right?

 
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is your bachelors degree worth it infographic
   

What Keeps Women Safe Day 2 of 5

12th Grade ELA » Unit: Canterbury Tales - The Wife of Bath's Tale
12th Grade ELA » Unit: Canterbury Tales - The Wife of Bath's Tale
Caitlin  Chiller
Whitehall, MT
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

With access to a wide variety of information how do students know which web sites are credible?

 
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research
   

Analyzing JFK's Inaugural Address with DocsTeach

11th Grade ELA » Unit: A Brief Introduction to Post-Modernism
11th Grade ELA » Unit: A Brief Introduction to Post-Modernism
Cassy McCoy Carey
Rochester, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Get more meaning from JFK with a background that helps students realize that “wonders” or “terrors” of science literally mean life or death.

 
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docsteach activity
Common Core ELA
 
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