SL.11-12.1d

Respond thoughtfully to diverse perspectives; synthesize comments, claims, and evidence made on all sides of an issue; resolve contradictions when possible; and determine what additional information or research is required to deepen the investigation or complete the task.

 
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An Allegorical Investigation of "The Minister's Black Veil"

11th Grade ELA » Unit: Romanticism & Transcendentalism
11th Grade ELA » Unit: Romanticism & Transcendentalism
Cassy McCoy Carey
Rochester, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Making the leap from finding allegory in "Horton Hears a Who" to finding allegory in "The Minister's Black Veil" is easier than you'd think!

 
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scary church by elmo21737
   

Carousel Discussion Act 5 "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:

Carousel Discussion promotes dialogue about complicated issues in literature.

 
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carousel discussion in
   

"Is This a Dagger Which I See Before Me?" Comparing Film Versions of "Macbeth" 2.1.44-77.

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:

Directors make interpretive decisions that affect viewers' perceptions of texts.

 
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bloody dagger in
   

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
   

Delving into Deeper Meaning with Poetry & Dr. Seuss

11th Grade ELA » Unit: Romanticism & Transcendentalism
11th Grade ELA » Unit: Romanticism & Transcendentalism
Cassy McCoy Carey
Rochester, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Whitman launches a multi-generational "rap battle" of sorts, and Yertle the Turtle is unveiled as an allegorical Hitler…it’s a big day.

 
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dr seuss
   

Romanticism Redefined with Irving & Metacognitive Reading Logs

11th Grade ELA » Unit: Romanticism & Transcendentalism
11th Grade ELA » Unit: Romanticism & Transcendentalism
Cassy McCoy Carey
Rochester, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Ever wonder WHAT your students are THINKING when they read? Use Reading Apprenticeship and a metacognitive reading log to find out!

 
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romantic vs transcendental
   

Good Advice on Aphorisms & Commas the Easy Way

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 interactive, self-grading, differentiated grammar website a day will keep the doctor away (and other wonderful aphorisms)!

 
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use commas pic
   

Get 'Em Moving by Blocking Out Chapter 4 of Great Gatsby

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:

You haven't lived as an ELA teacher until you've watched students latch on to the role of Meyer Wolfshiem...luxuriating nosehairs and all!

 
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stage
   

Students Teaching Rhetorical Strategies (6 Days)

11th Grade ELA » Unit: Rhetorical Review: Politics and the Environment
11th Grade ELA » Unit: Rhetorical Review: Politics and the Environment
Erik Sussbauer, Ed. D.
Shelburne Falls, MA
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

A great way to deeply learn a topic is to prepare to teach it. . . and then teach it.

 
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paulo freire quote
   

The Power of Rhetoric (Day 1 of 3)

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:

How many ways can you say "your fate is in God's hands"? I’m not sure, let's ask Jonathan Edwards...or was that a rhetorical question?!

 
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jonathan edwards
   

Reviewing "Winter Dreams" & Embarking on The Great Gatsby

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:

If only Fitzgerald’s leading men had “bros” to sit them down to say, “Hey man, don’t be a psycho & lose yourself--she’s crazy.” #golddiggers

 
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nick carraway visual character map
   
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
   

Contextualizing Realism & Naturalism with Informational Texts

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
 
Big Idea:

Luring students into nonfiction isn’t a hard sell using a “behind the scenes” approach to investigate the major names of the Civil War.

 
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green soldiers
   

Reviewing Reading Logs & Exploring the Devices (and Dashes!) of Poetry

11th Grade ELA » Unit: Romanticism & Transcendentalism
11th Grade ELA » Unit: Romanticism & Transcendentalism
Cassy McCoy Carey
Rochester, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

A poetry lesson that results in a spontaneous rap session? Longfellow would be proud, though Dickinson would still be obsessed with death...

 
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oh how dashing
   

Fiction as Argument: The Arguments of Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

11th Grade ELA » Unit: Thematic Unit: Popular Culture
11th Grade ELA » Unit: Thematic Unit: Popular Culture
Erik Sussbauer, Ed. D.
Shelburne Falls, MA
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Futuristic novels often make compelling arguments about the present.

 
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ready player one
Common Core ELA
 
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