SL.11-12.3

Evaluate a speaker's point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric, assessing the stance, premises, links among ideas, word choice, points of emphasis, and tone used.

 
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Shrink the Epic: Introducing "Beowulf" and the Anglo-Saxon Period of English Literature

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:

Front-loading activities prepare students to read the Old English, Anglo-Saxon epic.

 
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beowulf seamus heaney
   

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
   

Preparation for BEOWULF

12th Grade ELA » Unit: BEOWULF
12th Grade ELA » Unit: BEOWULF
Dr. Elizabeth Watts Bromery
Pembroke Pines, FL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

"When we quit thinking primarily about ourselves and our own self-preservation, we undergo a truly heroic transformation of consciousness." -Joseph Campbell

 
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student work double entry
   

Setting the Right Tone for the School Year: "Dear Students Returning to School"

12th Grade ELA » Unit: In the Beginning: The First Three Days of School
12th Grade ELA » Unit: In the Beginning: The First Three Days of School
Glenda Funk
Pocatello, ID
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Our world is a better place when citizens are well educated, which is why society invests in public education.

 
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john
   

"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
   

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
   

The Power of Rhetoric (Day 3 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:

If I said Patrick Henry, Thomas Paine, & Ben Franklin were astronauts, would you believe me? Bet you would if THEY said it. That's talent.

 
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constitution signing
   

Analyzing Print Advertisements

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

Print ads and pictures can carry strong rhetorical appeal.

 
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print ads
   

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
   

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
   

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
   

How to Live Your Childhood Dreams: Viewing Randy Pausch's "The Last Lecture"

12th Grade ELA » Unit: Endings Leading to New Beginnings: The Last Three Days of School
12th Grade ELA » Unit: Endings Leading to New Beginnings: The Last Three Days of School
Glenda Funk
Pocatello, ID
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

"The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show us how badly we want something." --Randy Pausch, "The Last Lecture"

 
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the last lecture book
   

S.I.F.T.ing Mentor Texts: "The Story of Stuff" and "The Town Dump"

12th Grade ELA » Unit: Such Stuff as Dreams are Made On: Innovative Approaches to Teaching Narration and Description
12th Grade ELA » Unit: Such Stuff as Dreams are Made On: Innovative Approaches to Teaching Narration and Description
Glenda Funk
Pocatello, ID
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Mentor texts empower student writing.

 
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bannock county
Common Core ELA
 
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